The city's Recreation Services department is relatively hidden away on Olive Street, behind City Hall, but this is…More the place to go to rent space at the community center, the senior center, or to reserve any of the city's park gazebos for parties.
Recreation Services also oversees sports leagues for youth and adults, and after-school programs for children.
South of City Hall, Civic Center Park is full of Lemon Grove's history. There is a miniature lemon grove next to the…More H. Lee House. This is a 1928 Tudor revival house designed by architect Frederick Clemeshaw of San Diego.
Historic Canary Island palms decorate the grassy area. There is a custom fountain and the park is home to the 1897 Parsonage Museum. With ample seating and walking space, the beautiful park is a city highlight.
The Lemon Grove Historical Society operates out of the Parsonage Museum, a beautifully-preserved yellow and white…More Victorian home, built in 1897. It occupies City Center Park, next to City Hall, and across from the historic H. Lee House, built in 1928 in Tudor Revival style.
Aside from occasional classes and exhibits, the Historical Society is the place to go to learn about the city's history, dating back to the 1800s. The Lemon Grove Book, detailing the area's past, is for sale here.
Since the city's incorporation in 1977, the county Sheriff's Department has been providing contracted law enforcement…More services to Lemon Grove. The sheriff's station shares a building with City Hall.
The Lemon Grove station is the busiest East County hub for the sheriff, serving additionally as headquarters for law enforcement services for the unincorporated communities of Spring Valley, Casa de Oro, Mt. Helix, Jamul and Rancho San Diego.
In addition to regular patrols, the sheriff's station also handles traffic, crime prevention, investigations and has a volunteer senior patrol program.
The First Baptist Church on Main Street, down the road from City Hall, has a large campus which includes an attached…More Christian Creative Learning Academy preschool, and plenty of parking. This church is part of the Southern Baptist denomination.
Sunday worship service takes place in the morning at 10:20am with Bible study at 6pm. A prayer meeting is held at 8:15am on Sundays followed by Koffe Klatch (complimentary coffee, tea and snacks) at 8:45am. Sunday school begins at 9am, and Wednesday evenings are reserved for the Awana Boys and Girls program. Women's Bible Study is each Monday at 6:30pm and Men's Bible Study is held on Thursdays at 9:45am. Tuesdays Tag Team takes place at 6:30pm. Youth's meet on Thursday at 6:30pm. SPICE (Special People In Christian Enthusiasm) is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, which includes adult fellowship and potluck.