Parks & Facilities

Percy Bakker Community Center

Facility Rental

Percy Bakker Community Center offers one of the most elegant settings in the High Desert for special occasions. The facility features two banquet rooms available for rent. Wedding receptions, anniversary celebrations, business dinners, and award banquets are just a few of the special events that can be accommodated.

Click here for the rental information and application.

Fitness and Fun Exercise Program

Join us for a workout that increases strength and endurance while relieving stress in a friendly, social atmosphere. Men and women can stay fit with low-impact exercises, line dances, Latin moves, Waltzes, step, strength training, and flexibility with equipment provided — all performed to each person’s individual ability level. Music includes Big Band to Ballroom, Latin to Country, Belafonte to Beyonce.

Age: 18 & older
Day: Monday and Friday

Time: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Location: Percy Bakker Community Center, 9333 ‘E’ Avenue
Fee: $21 per month or $3 per class

Click here to register online for Fitness and Fun!


Seniors are invited every Wednesday to enjoy the fun of Pinochle.

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Fee: Free

Pool Tables (2)

Days/Times: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Seniors with Inquiring Minds (S.W.I.M.)

Seniors With Inquiring Minds (S.W.I.M.) is a Learning in Retirement movement that now meets at the Percy Bakker Community Center on Thursdays at 1 p.m. S.W.I.M. was formed in 1993 by seniors who wanted to keep their minds active and alert. We stand out in the movement because we don’t depend on classes at the local college. S.W.I.M. creates its own programs or invites interesting speakers from the community.

Quilt Guild

Desert Winds Quilt Guild meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Come and learn how to make a quilt or teach others. Each meeting has lessons, a raffle, food, fun, and fellowship for all!

Garden Club

The Hesperia Garden Club is devoted to the development of all phases of gardening of fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowers. We are involved in the betterment and beautification of the community and the exchange of information and ideas with fellow gardeners. The Hesperia Garden Club has many activities scheduled throughout the year such as the Home and Garden Show, field trips, and presentations at our club meetings. Please join us for a meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except July/August) at 1:00 p.m.

Weekday Lunch

Barstow Senior Meals serves lunches for a voluntary donation of $3 for those 60 years of age and over and a voluntary fee of $7.50 for those 59 years of age and under. Meals are served Monday through Friday at 11:15 a.m. excluding the following holidays:

Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving (including the following Friday), Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

For more information, contact Barstow Senior Meals at (760) 256-5023.

View Barstow Senior Meals’ calendar here.