Text + -

April Newsletter 2021

Facility Hour Expansion


With the County's move to a less-restrictive tier and our continuous efforts to provide services while keeping you safe, the City has reopened the indoor gym at the Sierra Recreation and Fitness Center at 10% capacity.  The Montanoso Recreation Center gym will remain outdoors, so we can operate at a higher capacity.  Both gyms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis – allowing members to have a 1-hour workout time.  The City is also working to increase programming and hours of operation at Montanoso, Sierra and Felipe this month. 
The Montanoso Recreation and Fitness Center will slowly begin reestablishing programs while complying with State and County guidelines.  The first offering is personal training, outdoor group TRX and bootcamp classes beginning the week of Monday, April 5. Bootcamp classes will be available at the Sierra Recreation and Fitness Center.  For more information, email fitness@cityofmissionviejo.org
The Sierra Recreation and Fitness Center will expand its hours to include weekday evenings starting Monday, April 12.  The center will continue providing program options for lap swim, pickleball, indoor gym and tennis. New operating hours will be Monday through Friday from 6 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 7 am to 2 pm.   
The Felipe Tennis and Recreation Center will also expand its operational hours to include Friday and Saturday play and additional mid-week evening options. Beginning Friday, April 16, new operating hours will be Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 2 pm; Friday and Saturday from 7 am to 12:30 pm; and Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 8:30 pm. 

Beginning April 21, Wednesday nights will be added to the Felipe schedule from 3 to 8:30 pm. 


Transportation for Mission Viejo Seniors

dial a taxi

The City’s Senior Dial-A-Taxi Program offers 24/7 service in Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Laguna Woods, Rancho Santa Margarita and additional satellite destinations. Customer cost is $5 per one-way trip. Seniors can also obtain a ride to John Wayne Airport for $20.

With the new expanded program, riders can now enjoy FREE round-trip service from their homes to all City facilities, the community center, City Hall, library, animal shelter, Sierra Recreation Center, Felipe Tennis & Recreation Center, Montanoso Recreation Center, Marguerite Tennis Pavilion and Oso Creek Golf Course.

To qualify for the program, which is provided by California Yellow Cab, participants must be 60 or older, live in Mission Viejo and be able to travel independently or bring a caregiver. Registered riders can bring up to two extra people on the same fare. The program provides basic transportation and doesn’t include transportation for medical therapy appointments such as chemotherapy, dialysis or for surgery.


Parking Lot Trivia 1970s & 1980s

parking lot trivia

Join the staff from the Norman P. Murray Center from 10-11 am on Friday, April 16 for fun socially distant trivia in our parking lot! Participants will remain in their cars as we play trivia and name that tune.

Masks are required to participate. Prizes will be awarded to winners. Registration is required – only one person per car must register, but you can bring other members of your household to join in the fun! 

Register using for this free event via course #80648


New Mental Health Podcast for Struggling Youth

mental health

NAMI Orange County presents a new mental wellness podcast program called “It’s Okay to Feel” – providing listeners with inspiring stories to embrace their feelings and mental well-being. 

NAMI Orange County also provides youth and young adults ages 16 -24 with a Media Masterclass. The class encourages individuals to express their feelings while maximizing their social media skills with their own podcast. The goal is to provide a social platform to share challenges and spread positive messages. 



Spring Edition of Mission Viejo Life is Online


The spring edition of Mission Viejo Life is online – offering information about virtual classes and special events spanning the next few months. The much anticipated in-person outdoor programs will be added by mid-April! 

Inside the pages is details about environmental happenings like Document Shredding, the Home Composting Workshop and Compost Giveaway. 

Mission Viejo Life features information about animal services; resources for seniors; how to support our Marines; and pickleball, recreation and fitness as well as classes for the young and young at heart.

Check out Mission Viejo Life today.



Kids Factory Summer Drop-in Program

kids factory

Summer Kids Factory is a fun and friendly drop-in recreation program offering supervised recreational activities designed for elementary children entering 1-6 grades. Activities include arts and crafts, games, sports, special event days, and much more! Add this program to your child’s summer schedule. This program will be available from June 14 through August 13 for a cost of $125 per child. For more information, call 949-460-2777 or visit https://communityservices.svusd.org.  



Personal Training Returns April 5

personal training

The Montanoso Recreation Center located at 25800 Montanoso Drive will allow personal training services to resume on April 5. To book a personal training session, email fitness@cityofmissionviejo.org to be put in contact with a trainer.  Fees may vary depending on the length of the session and the amount of people.



Recreation and Tennis Center Job Opportunities

job recruitment

The City of Mission Viejo has several part-time job opportunities available at our beautiful Recreation and Tennis Centers. This is your chance to join an enthusiastic and vibrant team while taking advantage of tremendous active recreation options in the City’s numerous facilities.

Available positions include lifeguards, community services leaders and community services facility leaders. 

The positions, which start between $14-$16.94 per hour, provide an opportunity to be part of a great working environment while learning a variety of new skills and programs.

For more information, visit our website.



MV Life

Keep your finger on the pulse of Mission Viejo with the MV Life app.
Get timely information about events, amenities, shopping, dining, and recreation so you can savor the good life in Mission Viejo.
Improve your community by reporting an issue within seconds.
Don’t delay in downloading this app today to take advantage of all this great community has to offer.
Download App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.missionviejo
MV Life Smart Phone App