Parks & Recreation

Come celebrate the City of Imperial's 112th Birthday at our Annual Luau. On July 29th starting at 7pm the City will provide free games and hot dogs to the public, as well as facilitate free open swim at the Imperial Pool. For questions, or more information, please contact the Department of Recreation at (760) 355-3316.


New Year...New Location... Still #1

The City of Imperial is excited to host the 6th Annual Tri Tip Cook Off on February 25, 2017 in Downtown Imperial. The event is set to take place from 5pm to 9pm at the intersection of Barioni Blvd. and Imperial Avenue.  When asked about the change in location Community Services Director Ember Haller stated “We have outgrown the park. The City looks forward to the new venue for this event and the opportunities that come with it.” The Tri Tip Cook Off draws an average attendance of 6 to 7,000 attendees. “We base that count on the amount of tasting tickets we sale each year,” said Haller.

This year eighteen (18) teams will compete for the Title of Tri Tip Champion; four of which are from out of town. Each team has the potential to win up to $5700 in cash prize through various categories.


Request for Proposal

Park and Landscape Maintenance

The City of Imperial, California invites professional firms to submit proposals to provide Park and Landscape Maintenance Services for parks, parkway greenbelts, and retention basins. Scope of work is for the purpose of hiring a qualified landscape maintenance contractor to furnish all labor, materials, tools, equipment, supervision, and transportation required to maintain Parks and Landscape Areas. 



The U.S. House of Representatives has designated July as National Parks & Recreation Month. The Imperial City Council proclaimed July as National Parks and Recreation Month during their Regular Meeting on July 6, 2016. Both Public Services/Parks and Recreation Departments were recognized for their ongoing efforts to provide quality programs and recreational facilities for the community of Imperial.



We at the City understand that shade is a vital part to weathering the heat. We understand our residents concern about the shades at our Imperial Splash Pad and want to answer your questions.

What happened to the shades at the Splash Pad?

In a routine facility inspection, it was determined that the shades and poles around the splash pad need to be replaced. This job would take several months to complete. Being that it was so close to Summer, the City didn't want to close the facility and deprive our residents of one of the City's top recreational areas. It was determined that if the shades were removed, the facility would be safe and remain operational for the public.