Activities at the Center continued with little disturbances during this transition. The first improvements to the facility that were made by the City were done with federal Model Cities funds. Model Cities was one of the programs that resulted from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” in the mid-1960s.
In 1985 Pascua Center was put under the Department of Parks and Recreation. A multipurpose building was added shortly after, allowing for an increase in services provided.
On September 22, 2004, Pascua Neighborhood Center was placed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Through the numerous transitions, Pascua Center continues to be the site for the traditional ceremonies for the Yaqui people from the immediate community.