People for Leisure And Youth

Creating community through people, parks and programs!

Welcome to PLAY

People for Leisure and Youth, Inc.

Promoting and Supporting Recreational, Cultural, Social, and Arts Programs Throughout the Santa Maria Valley

Our Mission

PLAY Inc, is a non-profit public benefit corporation committed to promoting public welfare and education through the acceptance of contributions for use in enhancing, maintaining, and promoting the recreation, leisure, and parks services offered by the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department. These services offer a multitude of personal, social, economic, and environmental benefits.

Concerts in the Park
Summer Concerts in the Park is an annual concert series where Santa Maria is invited to grab their chairs, pack a picnic, and come out to enjoy an array of musical genres. Participants enjoy an afternoon of entertainment in the great outdoors in the company of friends and family.
Concerts take place the last Sunday in June, July, and August. It’s FREE!
Estimated attendance: 400
2014 Concert in the Park Application


Thank you for joining the PLAY Incorporated Radio Show where
Teresa Reyburn and Dennis Smitherman
will discuss some of the opportunities
for you to PLAY in Santa Maria.

Stay tuned to learn about a healthier lifestyle and expand your leisure activities as we talk with local recreational agencies and share the multitude of ways you and your family can enjoy all of what the Santa Maria Valley has to offer.

Check out the latest City of Santa Maria Recreation and Park's Department Guide for youth, adult and senior classes and programs in the
Santa Maria Valley!

Donations to PLAY, Inc. have made many of the programs and classes possible.

Reach the Growing Santa Maria

Sports Market!

How can you remember a deceased loved one or celebrate a special life event?
Plant a “Tree Of Life”
to create a lasting memory.
The cost of a “Tree Of Life” can by shared with your family, business, friends or community group.

Tree of Life

PLAY, Inc.

Memorial, Commemorative and Environmental Tree Program

A gift of giving a tree is a wonderful way to remember a loved one, to celebrate a birth, wedding or anniversary and to help improve the environment.

Founded by the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department. This program offers an inexpensive lifetime gift to individuals, community organizations, families and businesses.

There have been more than 560 trees planted to date. An informative brochure is available outlines the many tree varieties available to the community and the parks available in which to plant them.

Santa Maria Valley Businesses and Community Organizations Can Go Green, Read About the "Tree of Life" Promotion for Local Businesses and Community Organizations

Go Green with PLAY, Inc.
Did you know that there are over 20 parks in Santa Maria? Find out how your community group, family or church can “Adopt A Park.”
Call the Santa Maria Recreation & Parks Department at
(805) 925-0951, ext. 260


PLAY, Inc.

You can support PLAY, Inc. by making a tax deductible donation today! Assist with the creation of new and improved recreation programs and services. It is essential that community programs and leisure activities in the Santa Maria Valley keep pace with the high rate of growth and it is PLAY, Inc.’s goal to accomplish this.

Since it’s inception over ten year’s ago, PLAY, Inc. has worked extensively with the City of Santa Maria’s Recreation and Park’s Department.

These are some of the areas that PLAY, Inc. supports with your contribution

People and Programs:

Support Recreation and Leisure in the Santa Maria Valley


Support Los Flores Ranch Park, Santa Maria's Newest Park

Download: Los Flores Ranch Park Info | Los Flores Ranch Trail Map

Programs and Special Events

PLAY, Inc. supports numerous programs and events offered by the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department.


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