City of Newark Recreation and
Community Services Department

Silliman Family Activity & Aquatic Center

6800 Mowry Avenue | Newark | California | 94560

* We are not responsible for hours listed on Non-City of Newark pages such as google search. Please verify all hours listed on other sites before making your trip!



The current Groupon deal is valid from June 19 – August 25, 2017, during the weekday only Monday- Friday. You are not able to use the Groupon or paid value any other time while the promotion is still valid and running. Once the promotion expires after Friday, August 25th, 2017 you able to use the paid value of $16.00 toward your entrance fees. There are no exceptions to the Groupon voucher deal.

When can you use your Groupon:

Starting Monday, June 19 – August 25th, 2017 recreation swim will be available in the waterpark during the following hours:

Monday- Thursday 12:30PM-4:30 PM Friday 12:30-8:00 PM

Drop-In Fees:

Infant/Toddler (0-2) Includes Swim Diaper......... $3.00
Youth (3-17)................................................................ $7.00
Adult (18-54)............................................................... $9.00
Senior (55+)................................................................ $7.00





Click on facilities/program area below for current hours until August 27, 2017

Recreation Swim 

Recreation Swim  - June 19 - August 27

Monday - Thursday


12:30 - 4:30 pm

12:30 - 8:00 pm

Saturday "High Demand Day" 12:30 - 6:30 pm
Sunday    "High Demand Day" 12:30 - 5:30 pm
Holiday Hours and Exceptions

Tuesday, July 4

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Waitlist: Our capacity is 500 people. 

Once we reach capacity we stop all entry

into the center and start a waitlist that can be

two or more hours of waiting.



Mini Recreation Swim

Mini Recreation Swim - Activity Pool Only -  Back September 2017
No Mini Rec during the summe N/A
Holiday Hours and Exceptions


Lap Swim

*Must be 18 years or older to participate in Adult ONLY Lap Swim

Children must pass a swim test of 2 laps using competitive swim strokes without stopping. No play swimming.

Up to two lanes available with the possibility of a waitlist **

Lap Swim  - June 19 - August 27
Monday - Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 am
12:00 - 1:30 pm (Adults only 18+)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Adults only 18+) **
Saturday 6:30 am - 9:00 am
Saturday/Sunday 6:30 am - 9:00 am
Holiday Hours and Exceptions
Tuesday, July 4
6:00 am - 11:30 am 
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Water Walking

(Lazy River ONLY)

*NO Water Walking or Water Exercise in Lap Pool Mondays - Thursdays from 6:00-8:00pm

*NO Water Walking/Exercise in the Lap Pool during weekend lap swim hours.

*Water Walking is permitted in the Lazy River ONLY on weekends.

Water Walking - June 1
Monday - Friday (18+) 7:30 am - 9:00am
Monday - Thursday  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday 6:30 am - 9:00 am
Holiday Hours and Exceptions
Tuesday, July 4
6:00 am - 11:30 am
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Silliman Fitness Center and Gym

June 19 - August 27
Monday - Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday 6:30 am - 5:30 pm
Holiday Hours and Exceptions

Tuesday, July 4

6:00 am - 5:00 pm

Senior Center

7401 Enterprise Dr. Newark, CA 94560 | (510) 578-4840 |
Monday - Friday  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Holiday Hours and Exceptions

Monday, September 5
Friday, November 11
Thurs & Fri, November 24 & 25
Thursday, December 22 - Monday, January 2



MISSION: The mission of the Recreation and Community Services Department is to provide recreational, educational, and social opportunities that are competitively priced through our first class staff, facilities, services and programs which enrich the overall well-being of individuals and the community.

About Us: With eleven parks, hundreds of programs, and a full menu of services, the Newark Recreation and Community Services Department touches you and your family’s lives in many different ways. We are your partner in creating a healthy, vibrant and engaged community that values quality services and programs.

The Newark Recreation and Community Services Department helps create a sense of community that makes the City of Newark a great place to live, work and play. We offer outstanding programs and facilities including:

• The award-winning Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center – 68,000 sq ft facility featuring a gym, teen area, fitness area, dance studio, preschool, indoor water park, café and fully equipped locker rooms.

• Newark Community Center – featuring a new catering kitchen, weekend wedding and special event rentals and fully licensed Child Care program.

• Youth and Adult sports leagues, tournaments and camps.

• Fitness classes for youth, teens, adults and seniors.

• Community events such as summer concert series, Family Day at the Park, Senior Health and Resource Faire.

• Toddler, youth, teen and adult swim lessons.

• Jr. Lifeguard program, volunteer opportunities and much, much more!

Part of what makes a great community is the feeling of belonging - knowing there are opportunities to interact, to explore and to enrich life all in your own neighborhood. Please click on "Register For Classes"  to explore all the great classes and programs that we offer.