Garcia recognized for her tenacity and determination to fight for communities in California.
Join us three times a year for fishing at Apollo Community Regional Park
Many programs and activities available to people of all ages at little or no cost
Blood drive scheduled March 1 at Castaic Sports Complex
Many fun events scheduled to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Many free events scheduled throughout the month of February
Community Event Near Whittier Narrows Recreation Area is a Great Success
23rd Annual Cheer-Off Attracts More Than 500 Participants
New recreational facility to be built at Amelia Mayberry Park
A growing number of people are discovering the perks of free workouts at Los Angeles County parks
Programs aim to bring communities together
Efforts lead to significant savings of tax dollars
Join us for fun activities.
FootGolf now being played at Don Knabe Golf Center and Junior Academy in Norwalk
ATTEMPTS TO CAPTURE GOOSE WITH ARROW LODGED IN ITS NECK LEAD TO HAPPY ENDING AT FRANK G BONELLI REGIONAL PARK
Efforts to capture and aid goose date back to Dec. 1
Participants eagerly await start of next season
Annual event is popular among residents in the community
Program offers quality recreation activities for children ages 6-12
Find out what’s happening in your community
Exhibit runs through Dec. 10 in Arcadia
Event takes place Dec. 2
Consider becoming a Los Angeles County lake lifeguard
Community meeting scheduled on Dec. 5 in Pico Rivera
You can help by participating in Keeping LA Warm Blanket Drive now underway
Ten talented anglers received cash prizes and bragging rights
P&R Magazine Winter Guide details parks and recreation activities throughout Los Angeles County
Many free events and activities to be held throughout Los Angeles County
Girls Empowerment Conference attracts young women from across the region
Loma Alta, Adventure and Amigo Parks recognized for utilizing federal funding for the benefit of their communities
Residents enjoy creative floats, marching bands, equestrian units, classic cars and more
Opening ceremony attended by large crowd at Loma Alta Park
Forty-five-year-old lake in Lancaster has fascinating history
Annual event was a day of enlightenment and sisterhood for young women
Greg Wilson enriches the lives of children at Quartz Hill park with his artistic talents
Many Halloween activities scheduled across the region
Hundreds expected to celebrate Holiday at County parks
Comprehensive website recognized for its innovative ways of offering sought-after information to the public
Free concert and activities to be offered Friday in La Puente
Barger’s Trail Blazers ride to promote County’s magnificent multi-use trails
Los Angeles County Department of Park and Recreation presents
Skate Jam 2017
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS DECLARED A LOCAL OUTBREAK OF HEPATITIS A IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Learn how you can protect your family.
Learn more about ecosystems at Los Angeles County parks
Local youth create colorful art
Park employee shares his love for Tennis, and its positive impact on children
Wiseburn Walking Path Now Open to the Public
Are you rescue ready?
Fall registration now open at several County parks
UCLA STUDY FINDS PARKS AFTER DARK RECREATIONAL AND WELLNESS PROGRAM REDUCED POLICING AND HEALTHCARE COSTS
Study shows PAD turns County parks into safe havens for communities
Loma Alta Park Pool hosted occasion in Altadena
NEW NATURE THEMED MOBILE APP AGENTS OF DISCOVERY LAUNCHES AT EATON CANYON NATURE CENTER AND TWO OTHER COUNTY PARKS
Kids use technology to connect with nature!
Bring your dog and let your pet enjoy frolicking in the water
Enjoy Easy Access to Programs, Classes Offered Throughout Los Angeles County
Boys and Girls and all ages and skill levels are welcome
Splash pads now open at Los Robles and Carolyn Rosas parks
Visitors encouraged to utilize equipment in Fitness Zones
JOIN SUPERVISOR HILDA L SOLIS AT VALLEYDALE PARK TO CELEBRATE FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE EAST SAN GABRIEL VALLEY DISTRICT OFFICE
Free fun activities for the whole family!
Golf course to offer the public affordable rates for youth, families and seniors
RuthAnne Murthy exemplifies dedication and commitment to her community
Program lasts until Aug. 5
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A DRAFT MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROPOSED SOUTH COAST BOTANIC GARDEN VISION PLAN PROJECT
The South Coast Botanic Garden (SCBG) Vision Plan calls for improvements to the SCBG, which is owned by the County of Los Angeles and jointly managed and operated by the County Department of Parks and Recreation and the South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation. The Vision Plan would be carried out over the course of approximately 20 to 25 years, eventually covering the entirety of the SCBG.
County officials join community representatives during celebration
These facilities are a vital part to the fabric of the Castaic community
Program available at 23 County parks starting June 15
Children 18 years and younger are eligible
Several pools now open, with more to follow!
Tickets for great upcoming shows now available
Concert Presented by Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger
Event is free to the public
Honored employees exemplify Department’s commitment to communities it serves
More than 300 parks and recreation professionals attend event
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE MAGAZINE TO HELP RESIDENTS GAIN EASY ACCESS TO PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS OFFERED THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY
P&R Summer Guide Magazine enables readers to register online for many recreational programs
Program begins on June 12, 2017
PARKS ARE PARTNERING WITH THE L.A. DODGERS FOUNDATION TO REVIVE BASEBALL IN INNER CITIES AND BOLSTER ACCESS TO EDUCATION, LITERACY, HEALTH AND WELLNESS AMONG YOUTH
Partnership started in 2011
There are numerous things for you to enjoy at our parks for Earth Day
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION VOLUNTEERS HONORED FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
Five volunteers receive special recognition and are honored for their dedication
Activities include Easter egg hunts and other fun activities
New park provides an urban sanctuary for visitors to connect with nature
PARKS INVITES YOU TO JOIN THE MASTER PLANNING PROCESS TO ENHANCE THE MULTI-USE TRAIL NETWORK IN THE SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS
The Santa Susana Mountains Trails Master Plan - Phase II will continue efforts made by Los Angeles County to realize and preserve the full potential of regional multi-use trail connectivity. The project augments the Santa Susana Mountains Trails Master Plan - Phase I, which was adopted in May, 2015, and will complete the trail master planning efforts in the unincorporated northwest region of Los Angeles County.
Their volunteerism makes a big difference in their communities
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A DRAFT MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROPOSED DEL AMO NEIGHBORHOOD PARK PROJECT
The proposed park project would consist of the construction and operation of a new, neighborhood park. Park facilities would include a variety of playing fields and courts, play areas, lawn and turf areas, a walking trail, a restroom building with an office/community meeting room, a maintenance building, pedestrian plaza, shade structures, outdoor fitness equipment, landscaping, and parking.
PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND PEACOCK DAY AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARBORETUM AND BOTANIC GARDEN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COLORFUL BIRDS
Peacock expert to explain behavior of peacocks
Creation of Needs Assessment website ensures transparency is recognized
This summit is intended for older adults 55 + and/or their caregivers who need information and referral resources regarding older adult services & programs
Many St. Patrick’s Day events taking place at County parks
George Lane Park hosts festival in Quartz Hill and more than 2,500 attend the event
Low-impact sport is popular among participants of all ages
After-school program at Rimgrove Park in La Puente is example of program’s success
Event features food, activities and entertainment
The Los Angeles Conservancy praises proactive efforts to preserve historic site
Free event featured games, entertainment and treats
Your safety is our concern as heavy rainfall and windy conditions are expected
This free class helps seniors both physically and mentally.
Decision made due to lack of availability of fish
Event part of efforts to learn more about cultural diversity
HUNDREDS OF GIRLS PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL CHEERLEADING COMPETITION SPONSORED BY COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
Teams from cheer programs at County parks dazzle large audience
Franklin D. Roosevelt Park continues to dominate in the world of cheer!
Children participate in the 32nd Annual Kingdom Day Parade in South Los Angeles.
SE INVITA AL PUBLICO A OPINAR SOBRE LOS ESFUERZOS PARA LIMPIAR LA TIERRA CONTAMINADA CERCA DE LA ANTIGUA PLANTA DE RECICLAJE DE BATERIAS EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES CERCA DE VERNON
Las audiencias pÃºblicas serÃ¡n el 19 y el 28 de enero.
Event to feature more than 50 cheerleading teams
PUBLIC INVITED TO COMMENT ON EFFORTS TO CLEAN SOIL NEAR FORMER EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES BATTERY RECYCLING PLANT NEAR VERNON
Public hearings to take place Jan. 19 and Jan. 28
Tree to Be Removed for Public Safety Reasons
ANGEL CITY CELEBRATION PROVIDES COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO RESIDENTS AND TOYS TO CHILDREN IN THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Thousands attend event at Ted Watkins Park in Los Angeles
Residents, community leaders, family and friends gathered on Nov. 30 for the Cerritos Community Regional Park Renaming Ceremony and Community Room Grand-Opening in honor of outgoing Los Angeles County Fourth Supervisorial District Supervisor Don Knabe.
Pool made possible through funding by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
DRAFT INITIAL STUDY AND MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR BONELLI EQUESTRIAN CENTER REFURBISHMENT PROJECT
The County of Los Angeles, Department of Parks and Recreation proposes the refurbishment of the existing Bonelli Equestrian Center in Bonelli Regional Park (Project). The Project would include removal of existing horse stables, a shed, some fencing/walls, and a shade structure. Several amenities would then be constructed/installed on the approximately 5.5-acre project site, including a barn with 24 stalls, a concession building with restrooms, fencing, a retaining wall, security lighting, a horse pen, picnic tables, and improvements to infrastructure (i.e., water, sewer, and storm water drainage).
Director John Wicker and Supervisor Hilda L. Solis among speakers at East L.A. event.
Tennis superstars emotional as they recall childhood memories in park
Measure A passes with 73.49 percent support
The community meeting will take place Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Free entrance aimed at showing gratitude in honor of Veterans Day
Quarterly report of September 30, 2016.
The proposed park will be located across the on Fairfax across the existing Kenneth Hahn ballfields.
Facilities located in Whittier, Rowland Heights and Hacienda Heights.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVES PLAN TO TURN FORMER PUENTE HILLS LANDFILL INTO THE COUNTY’S FIRST REGIONAL PARK IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS
Vote paves the way for plans to construct park.
Master Plan encourages and promotes new multi-use trails, as well as improvements to existing trails.
Teams from across the county enjoy friendly competition.
DÃa De Los Muertos is one of Mexico’s traditional holidays reuniting and honoring beloved ancestors, family and friends. The celebration has gained popularity in Spanish speaking communities in the United States and is now an annual tradition at the East Los Angeles Civic Center (4801 E. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90022). The event will take place on Saturday, October 29 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Approximately 27 miles of new trails to be added for hikers to enjoy!
The Department of Parks and Recreation takes home two awards at the 30th annual Quality and Productivity Commission Awards.
Free water conservation tips will provided at this event as part of 2016 WaterFest.
The photo exhibit will run through Monday, November 14th, 2016.
The measure will appear on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.
Recognized by the La Crescenta community for its beauty and amenities.
The 16th annual Bow-Wows and Meows Pet Fair celebrates pets, encourages animal awareness and promotes pet adoption. Visitors may bring their pets to the event.
Attendees received information, resources and services from county and regional departments and organizations.
The artist and county staff dedicated the sculptures at a ceremony on October 1, 2016.
The event will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Dedication of the Benjamin Dominguez sculptures will take place on October 1, 2016.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL CONSIDER ADOPTION OF THE CASTAIC AREA MULTI-USE TRAILS PLAN ON OCTOBER 25, 2016
The Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of the Castaic Area Multi-Use Trails Plan on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., in Room 381B of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL CONSIDER APPROVAL OF PUENTE HILLS LANDFILL PARK MASTER PLAN ON OCTOBER 25, 2016
The Board of Supervisors will consider approval of the Puente Hills Landfill Park Master Plan on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., in Room 381B of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012.
COMMUNITY SERVICES EVENT AND HISTORIC PLAYGROUND SCULPTURE DEDICATION SCHEDULED AT WHITTIER NARROWS RECREATION AREA
The community services event and dedication will take place on October 1, 2016 at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area.
L.A. County welcomes you to New possibilities.
Effective September 14, 2016, Norma E. Garcia will be the Department of Parks and Recreation's new Chief Deputy Director .
Both facilities will reopen on Tuesday, September 27 2016.
The new 2,500-square-foot splash pad has bright colored, fun, interactive water features for children.
The two members of the U.S. Olympic Shooting Team are very familiar with the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area’s Shooting Range.
Girls from Ruben Salazar Park make history.
Community members gathered at Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park on August 1, 2016 to officially open the new Crescenta Valley Skate Park.
Dragon Boating continues to promote cultural diversity, a spirit of camaraderie, strong sportsmanship and competition.
PARKS MAKE LIFE BETTER! CAMPAIGN FEATURES THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL AND THE JOHN ANSON FORD THEATRES DURING JULY WITH ‘APPLAUD’
Parks and Recreation unveils the fifth component of its 2016 Parks Make Life Better! campaign.
Portions of certain trails closed until further notice.
On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted in support of placing a parks funding measure on the November ballot.
Festivities included a youth baseball clinic and Dodgers RBI Day celebration.
The Proposed Project is a long range master plan that over time would develop a portion of what was formerly the largest landfill in the western United States into a regional park, providing recreation and open space for the greater Los Angeles area. The County of Los Angeles would create a new regional park uniquely situated at the western end of the Puente Hills on a large industrial closed landfill site. Of the 600 acres of fill within the site boundaries, which includes the landfill slopes and flat landfill caps, approximately 117 acres of top deck fill area would be the focus over time for the majority of formal park development (or approximately 10 percent of the site’s total acreage).
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation invites you to the fifth and final community workshop for this exciting project. The project team will present an overview of the Draft Puente Hills Landfill Park Master Plan and the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The vision of the park master plan is to transform the closed landfill into a scenic and recreational asset for the region.
Ready to start the 4th of July festivities? We are! Artsfest 2016 will kick-off with a concert and fireworks spectacular on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the East Los Angeles Civic Center.
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, the California Department of Education and the Department of Public Health, will provide approximately 300,000 free snacks and lunch this summer to children at 48 county parks.
First wave of programming begins Thursday, June 16. Second wave begins Thursday, July 7.
Bring the entire family out to a park near you for free movies in the park.
Maintenance at Dexter Park gymnasium will continue until June 25, 2016.
Join the community at William S. Hart Park for the latest season's blockbuster's and family movies.
The summer 2016 pool schedule is here. View locations and schedule of classes and reservations deadlines inside.
Parks and Recreation unveils the third and fourth components of its 2016 Parks Make Life Better! campaign.
2016 Summer swim season is about to begin at pools operated by the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation.
On-Line registration for swim lesson is also available during this summer.
On Saturday, June 4th, celebrate Multi-use Trails Day at Pathfinder Park.
The Final Report and Executive Summary are now available for review.
Parks and Recreation unveils the second part of its 2016 Parks Make Life Better! campaign.
Apollo Park will be closed from May 2, 2016 through May 6, 2016.
The new season will be the first in the renovated theater.
Legendary bands to perform at 24th Annual Family Music Festival.
The new campaign was launched April 1st and will be unveiled over the course of several months.
Hundreds of youth and their families will have expanded opportunities to experience healthy recreation and active lifestyles this summer when the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation
Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at the Sparr Heights Community Center.
Join representatives of First District Supervisor Hilda Solis at a community meeting. Share your thoughts to help us build a better place for all!
By unanimous decision by the Board of Supervisors, John Wicker appointed Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Call for vendors to educate the public on native cultural traditions and local wildlife
Suspect sought for trying to kidnap 2 girls at Ruben Salazar Park in East Los Angeles.
Interested in having your daughter learn a new sport?
Please be advised that Apollo Park will be closed to the public March 17 – 20, 2016 for the LA County Air Show; Thursday and Friday are practice days and Saturday and Sunday are show days. The park will re-open on Monday, Mar
Don't miss out on the 2016 Healthy Pet Expo for Dogs and Cats at Whittier Narrows Park! Give your pets the best gift of all, good health! This event is open to pet owners and lovers alike. Free services will include varied...
The 2016 Artisan Row Home Arts and Crafts Show is coming to William S. Hart Regional Park on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 2016.
On Friday, March 4, 2016, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined with Acting Director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, John Wicker, Baldwin Hills Conservancy Executive Officer,
The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has completed Community Parks and Recreation Plans (CPRP) to envision greener futures for six unincorporated communities.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park Master Plan and the Final Environmental Impact Report at the Public Hearing on February 23, 2016.
The annual 2016 Spring Festival at Peter F. Schabarum Regional Park will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This years’ March adult fishing derby at Apollo Park has been cancelled and rescheduled for November.
EARVIN “MAGIC” JOHNSON PARK MASTER PLAN PROJECT – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – FEBRUARY 23, 2016 AT 9:30 A.M.
Notice of Public Hearing for Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
FINAL PARK CONCEPT & ENVIRONMENTAL SCOPING MEETING FOR PUENTE HILLS LANDFILL PARK MASTER PLAN – WEDNESDAY, JAN 27TH PUBLIC SCOPING PERIOD OPEN UNTIL FEB 1ST
Join us as the process continues at this next community workshop at Don Julian Elementary School in La Puente.
The recommendations represent the most comprehensive effort ever undertaken by the county to attack the root causes of homelessness and lift thousands of individuals off the street and into better lives.
HELEN KELLER PARK OPENS JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
On Saturday, December 5, 2015, nearly 350 people attended the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Helen Keller Park. Approximately $13 million was invested into the renovation of the 6.6 acre park including the baseball field, play area, an American with Disabilities Act – walking path, picnic tables and grills, exercise cluster, sports lighting system and landscaping. The 4,000 square-foot community center was completed in December 2014 and has been providing over 20 programs and events for the past year. The community celebrated the opening with a festive winter wonderland themed ceremony with speakers and entertainment from the local community, ribbon cutting, complimentary lunch, live band, resource vendors, game booths and of course snow.
“The opening of the renovated Helen Keller Park is a milestone for the Department of Parks and Recreation and the community served by this park,” said John Wicker, the department’s acting director. “Now that the entire park is open, our dedicated staff, volunteers and partners can continue to deliver high-quality programming to a wonderful and deserving community.”
This project was made possible through the partnership of several County of Los Angeles Departments including Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works.
Countywide Comprehensive Park & Recreation Needs Assessment.
EARVIN “MAGIC” JOHNSON PARK MASTER PLAN PROJECT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION.
The Master Plan and the Final EIR approved by the Regional Planning Commission with amendments on December 9, 2015.
EARVIN “MAGIC” JOHNSON PARK MASTER PLAN PROJECT – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION - DECEMBER 9, 2015 AT 9:00 A.M
Opportunity to testify and submit written comments for the proposed Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park Master Plan
Honoring Active Military personnel, Active Reserve, Retired Military personnel and immediate family members of those serving in the Military.
In an ongoing effort to provide the public with clean parks and quality recreational opportunities, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has teamed up with Bigbelly, INC., a world-leading provider of smart waste and recycling management.
Laying the groundwork for a new destination park in the San Gabriel Valley.
In addition to the Gold Award, the Department also received recognition for three other collaborative projects from this year’s Productivity and Quality Awards Program.
Grants to Grow a Healthy County, a collaborative effort between multiple Los Angeles County Departments, was recognized with the Gold Eagle Award at the Annual Los Angeles County Productivity & Quality Awards Luncheon
LOS ANGELES COUNTY INTERACTIVE TRAILS WEBSITE GETS EVEN MORE INTERACTIVE. CHECK OUT THE NEW FEATURES!
The well-used, and user friendly, interactive resource of trails.lacounty.org just got even more interactive! Improvements made to the Los Angeles County Trails website include new features that allow users to rate trails, report trail maintenance issues, learn about native ecology, and emergency information such as contacts and what to do in case of wildlife encounters. Other improvements include a park name search and added features to the interactive maps allowing users to locate multiple trail access points.
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, the California Department of Education and the Department of Public Health, will provide approximately 300,000 free snacks this school year to children at 47 county parks.
Welcome the season with a trail ride at the annual Antonovich Trail Dusters Ride in
La Canada Flintridge. Join Los Angeles County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich, and the Department of Parks and Recreation on Sunday, October 18, 2015 for a fun, relaxing day on horseback, while gaining a deeper appreciation of the County’s trail system.
Each year Supervisor Don Knabe hosts a free kids fishing derby and pancake breakfast at La Mirada Park. On Saturday, October 10, 2015, the 19th Annual Knabe Katch will host more than 1,200 youth ages 15 and under, starting at 7:00 a.m. with the La Mirada Kiwanis Club who will provide a free pancake breakfast with all the fixings to the participants and their parents. The derby will kick-off at 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Laying the groundwork for a new destination park in the San Gabriel Valley.
The County is hosting a series of community meetings for the proposed Castaic Area Multi-Use Trails Plan. We want to hear from you!
Did you know that one of America’s largest former landfills is becoming Los Angeles County’s newest regional park? The Puente Hills Landfill Park Master Plan will lay the groundwork for a new destination park in the San Gabriel Valley.
Public is invited to Aug. 20 outreach meeting to help guide future of trail expansion, development and improvement in 76-square-mile area. Community workshops will follow.
On display through July, revealing exhibit at Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration contains photographs dating back as early as 1912.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY PARK PROGRAM PROVIDES HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FREE LUNCHES, SNACKS FOR YOUTH THIS SUMMER
In partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Education, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is providing more than 250,000 free lunches and snacks to children across Los Angeles County this summer at 48 County parks and eight non-agency sites.
Pair of newly-awarded State of California grants will assist L.A. County in developing a trail in Cahuenga Pass and fighting invasive species at a popular lake.
National Association of Counties lauds our partnership with Sheriff’s Department and Joyful Child Foundation.
Live music, colorful artwalk and fireworks spectacular highlight June 28 event at East L.A. Civic Center presented by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis.
National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials selects Hacienda Heights Community Center as 2015 standard-bearer for “highest quality of facility development.”
Award-winning program expanded to nine locations in 2015.
One of 16 Popular Movie Filming Locations Worth Seeing in Real Life.
Community Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Maywood Academy High School.
Summer swim season has arrived at Los Angeles County pools, with people of all ages encouraged to beat the heat, get a fantastic workout and have fun at more than two dozen pools in parks and facilities operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Pop-rock legends Pat Boone, The Crystals and Freddy Cannon to perform as part of the 23rd annual installment at the Arboretum and Botanic Garden.
Welcome to the new Rowland Heights Community Center, where the state-of-the-art buildings and innovative programming rule.
Hundreds attend 13th Annual Park Summit, for a vibrant discussion around the theme of “Pursuing the Vision: What’s Next for Parks?”
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the state agency responsible for primary oversight of the soil sampling at Parque de los SueÃ±os, releases testing results.
Online presence at lacountyparkneeds.org will act as a portal for important information, provide status updates on assessment process and keep citizens informed on outreach efforts.
As part of the Exide Technologies investigation, soil was sampled at Parque De Los SueÃ±os to confirm if lead levels are acceptable to state standards.
Champion of the Community Award recognizes outstanding public-private partnership with Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc.
On March 19 and March 26, respectively, public can see conceptual designs for projects at Castaic Regional Sports Complex and George Lane Park.
Unveiled Feb. 25, as part of $1.4 million in improvements: Displays depicting canyon ecosystems, freshwater aquarium, bird-viewing area and new animal enclosures.
Detailed study will center on a community-driven outreach process, with residents and stakeholders throughout the County invited to share input on the future of parks and open space.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
and Department of Parks and Recreation dedicate
$7.3 million facility with support from Hollywood studio and other partners.
Filled with artifacts and buried a quarter-century ago, time capsule is unearthed near Legg Lake at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area.
At the interactive trails.lacounty.gov, users can find a wealth of information about a brand of outdoor recreation with fast-growing popularity.
At 21,000 square feet, with a host of amenities and seven acres of surrounding parkland, new facility wows crowds in early days of operation.
PARKS AFTER DARK SHOWN TO REDUCE CRIME, IMPROVE WELLNESS IN L.A. COUNTY’S MOST VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES
Report issued by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health underlines effectiveness of summertime program.
Residents can now interact with the Department of Parks and Recreation to report facility and trail maintenance at County parks, as well as report potential health and safety concerns.
At Nov. 1 community workshop, public is invited to presentation of conceptual design for 104-acre park in South Los Angeles.
Named for a local outdoors enthusiast, planned trail will greatly enhance recreational opportunities, and is the result of historic multi-agency cooperation.
At September 25 Community Design Workshop, neighbors will share ideas for a greener future in Walnut Park.
Supervisor Gloria Molina leads ceremony honoring park’s namesake, a groundbreaking Mexican-American journalist who died 44 years ago.
In a newly-published article, a Department of Parks and Recreation Facilities Planner discusses how parks “are the first and best line of defense” against local climate change.
Partnership with California State Parks provides community organizations with all the essentials for fun, enriching overnight trips to Castaic Lake State Recreation Area.
Aug. 23 workshop at Athens Park Gym is second of three community workshops hosted by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the Department of Parks and Recreation.
New field is “a beautiful place” for young people to “enjoy a great game and reinforce crucial values of teamwork and sportsmanship.”
Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina helps dedicate new facility that is the first of its kind in East L.A.
August 19 Community Design Workshop will bring neighbors together to share ideas for the future of West Athens-Westmont.
With summer swim season underway at more than two dozen locations, the Department of Parks and Recreation offers low-cost lessons and free recreational swimming.
NOTICE OF PROPOSITION 218 VOTE RESULTS, CASTAIC HILLCREST ZONE 37, AND ROWLAND HEIGHTS ZONE 43, LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
The County Board of Supervisors public hearing for the proposed increase in assessments for Zone 37, Castaic Hillcrest and Zone 43.
Be alert and be ready! Due to unforeseen emergencies and disasters including fires and earthquakes that can happen at any moment in Los Angeles County, residents are recognizing the importance of being prepared.
The Public Hearing will cover Castaic Hillcrest Zone 37 and Rowland Heights Zone 43, Landscape Maintenance Districts.
Celebration Kicks Off With All Day Festival and Fireworks, Featuring Evelyn Champagne King!
Throughout July, County golf courses will offer $1 green fees to golfers 18 and under, with special days set aside for free lessons and much more.
Are you looking to beat the heat, get a healthy workout and have lots of fun – all in a single stroke? Do it with summer swim!
Through the Los Angeles County Summer Lunch Program, kids under the age of 18 will be treated to six weeks of free lunches and snacks at 48 participating parks starting Monday, June 23, 2014.
Parks After Dark, now in its fifth year, offers extended hours and programming for Los Angeles County parks in underserved communities.
As school year ends for many Los Angeles County youth, families are looking for affordable programs and activities for summer.
Members of the public are invited to a community input meeting (workshop) on Saturday, June 14 to share their thoughts on updating the Earvin “Magic” Johnson Recreation Area.
Ready to start your summer? Excited to have some fun in the sun? Do it at the 22nd Annual Family Music Festival featuring the Beach Boys
As summer swim season gets underway at more than two dozen parks, the Department of Parks and Recreation offers low-cost lessons and free recreational swimming.
Addition of more than 30 acres will include blue line streams, canyons, riparian habitat and a wildlife corridor for several species.
Scheduled for June 14 in the Athens Park gym, first session will give residents an opportunity to share ideas for the South L.A. park’s future.
National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials to honor Careers in Conservation Summer Internship Program and Descanso Gardens Guild.
Closure is due to low water levels caused by drought conditions.
Led by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, semi-annual event boosts appreciation for Los Angeles County’s system of trails.
By offering extended park hours and special activities, summer program aims to provide families with safe, fun experience in their communities.
Public invited on May 3 to contribute small items for capsule that will provide future residents with a snapshot of life in 2014.
Big crowds expected at Ladera, Monteith and Athens parks for free stagings of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
NOTICE OF PUBLIC BALLOT MAILING: CASTAIC HILLCREST ZONE 37, AND ROWLAND HEIGHTS ZONE 43, LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS
All through the month of April, special fun activities are planned for children throughout Los Angeles County.
With a theme of “Connecting Communities,” annual gathering hosted by Department of Parks and Recreation will welcome keynote speaker Andy Lipkis, founder of TreePeople.
May 7 Community Design Workshop in Willowbrook will bring neighbors together to design potential news parks and trails in their community.
Department of Parks and Recreation team finishes among top competitors in Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup.
Grandson of late civil rights leader to speak during special event at Everett Martin Park in Littlerock.
Department of Parks and Recreation project will bring relief for park patrons in several communities that routinely experience extreme heat.
U.S. Green Building Council recognizes facility for environmentally-conscious construction.
March 10 meeting will be held to discuss future of Landscape Maintenance for Rowland Heights Zone 43 residents.
March 20 Community Design Workshop in East Los Angeles will bring neighbors together to discuss future of recreation in their community.
March 6 meeting will introduce draft trail master plan, solicit final feedback from trail users and community.
At several L.A. County parks, an initiative inspired by the late Sal Castro aims to encourage the pursuit of higher education. By Maritiza Anderson
Baseball superstars are among those on hand for dedication ceremony, baseball clinic at Jesse Owens Community Regional Park.
With L.A. County parks added to “The Works,” residents can now use mobile devices to request facility and trail maintenance, as well as report other issues.
VOLUNTEER PROFILE: Sharing a passion for discovery, a man of science energizes young people at West Creek Park. By Heather Larson
California Park and Recreation Society Award of Excellence will presented at annual conference in March.
Board of Supervisors give support to playgrounds tailored for young children at Castaic Sports Complex, Jackie Robinson Park.
Public invited to Jan. 22 design workshop for new amenity being planned at Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park.
Solar-powered scoreboard one of many new upgrades and renovations at park named for baseball legend.
COMMUNITY EVENT TO COMMEMORATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BALDWIN HILLS DAM COLLAPSE, CELEBRATE MAGNIFICENT PARKLANDS
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Department of Parks and Recreation welcome public to Dec. 14 remembrance of historic event
Young men and women at Cerritos Community Regional Park give back to their community with “Keeping L.A. Warm” holiday blanket drive.
Supervisor Gloria Molina, Department of Parks and Recreation host holiday events that include ice-skating, tree-lighting, visit from Santa and much more.
First of three meetings will be held Dec. 11 on new amenity being planned at Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park.
From Nov. 12 through Dec. 3, vehicular and pedestrian access will be limited to park’s main gate.
Nov. 20 meeting will include presentation of County OHV park planning guidelines, site selection process and background on proposed park on Littlerock.
Every weekday, dozens of Department of Parks and Recreation sites welcome young people for nutritious fare after the school day is complete.
Semi-annual event aims to boost appreciation for Los Angeles County’s incomparable system of trails.
On Nov. 11, all veterans with proper military ID will receive a 50% discount on green fees – all day!
Nov. 6 meeting in West Athens-Westmont will bring neighbors together to share ideas on the future of parks and recreation in their community.
Second annual event at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
aims to build community and cross-cultural understanding.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON CITY OF WHITTIER OIL DRILLING LEASE AND PROJECT PROPOSED FOR WHITTIER HILLS LAND ACQUIRED WITH PROPOSITION A FUNDS.
Nov. 2 festival will be highlighted by a special presentation on the history of the traditional Mexican holiday.
Competitors from across the United States will vie for title, playing on beautiful greens that have become a premier destination for bowlers everywhere.
Visit your local, community, regional park, or natural area
Featuring fitness zones and other amenities, scenic trail is first segment of “Park to Playa” pedestrian route to Pacific Ocean.
On Nov. 9 in Walnut Park, members of the community are invited to
share their vision for the future of parks and recreation.
Outstanding Public Official honor awarded for “visionary and collaborative leadership” on trail system expansion, improvement
Outdoor exercise equipment expands free opportunities for fitness enthusiasts. By Catarah Hampshire
Oct. 12 meeting in East Rancho Dominguez will bring neighbors together to share ideas on the future of parks and recreation in their community.
Ride Metro for free to fun-filled day that will also feature the Taste of East Los Angeles and a Family Fishing Derby
Through Sept. 28, MRT’s Free Summer Movies are delighting crowds at a number of L.A. County parks.
How an L.A. County employee’s chance discovery led to a permanent place for a piece of baseball history. By Heather Larson
Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Department of Parks and Recreation invite the community to enjoy a family bike ride through East Los Angeles on Saturday, September 7, 2013.
Program gives young people a unique opportunity to develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world.
Habitat restoration, establishment of Golden Braille Trail are among the projects on tap.
Delivering new recreational opportunities, modern facilities at Lennox and Washington parks are tailored toward fast-paced form of globally popular sport.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR MICHAEL D. ANTONOVICH DEDICATES NEW GYMNASIUM IN HIGH DESERT COMMUNITY OF LAKE LOS ANGELES
The 14,500 square-foot gymnasium features indoor courts where a variety of sports – such as volleyball, indoor soccer, indoor flag football and basketball – can be played.
Are you ready to impart, to the next generation, the joys of swinging a club and chasing around a little white ball? If so, you’re in luck: July is Junior Golfers Appreciation Month.
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Education, will provide approximately 285,500 free lunches and snacks this summer to children at 48 county parks and 11 non-agency sites.
Young people can learn filmmaking for free during summertime workshops at William S. Hart Regional Park.
Summer fun in our communities, with swim lessons and free recreational swimming at pools operated by the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation.
At six Los Angeles County parks, highly-successful
summertime program delivers fun, safe recreation for the entire family.
Legendary artists Chubby Checker, Ben E. King and Jay And The Americans will thrill audiences on June 23 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden.
July 13 Community Fair in Willowbrook will bring neighbors together to share ideas on the future of parks and recreation in their community.
The East L.A. ArtsFest 2013 will kick off on Sunday, June 30 with a free, all-day concert and spectacular fireworks show.
For his longstanding commitment to protecting, preserving and expanding the trail system throughout Los Angeles County, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has been selected by the national organization American Trails to receive the Trail Advocacy Award.
Art, music and presentation by renowned lecturer Gregorio Luke will highlight July 20 event.
Newly-opened facility features competition-sized pool, splash pad with integrated recreation pool.
June 22 meeting in East Los Angeles will bring neighbors
together to share ideas on the future of parks and recreation in their communities.
County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation hosts yearly conference.
Spring delivers colorful displays at beautiful gardens maintained by the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation.
On May 19 at Ladera Park, big crowds are expected for a much-anticipated performance of “Twelfth Night.”
The shiny lure of prizes – and bragging rights – attract hundreds of young people to the 41st Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Apollo Community Regional Park.
This weekend, cowboys and cowgirls of all ages can mosey on down to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden for a rip-roarin’ time.
Beginning Saturday, teams will spend 24 hours at park in Hacienda Heights to raise funds for the fight against cancer.
‘Pirates’ to rule the day as Lawndale teams with County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation for annual event.
County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation gets the assist, as Sheriff’s Department Parks Bureau hosts annual Antelope Valley youth event.
On May 16th, 2013, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation will welcome field professionals to the 11th Annual Park Summit at the beautiful Los Angeles County Arboretum.
“Unmasking the Department’s Treasures,” at the annual Employee Awards Banquet.
Learn, embrace and have fun celebrating Earth Day at a Los Angeles County Park with programs from Saturday April 20 thru Monday April 22, 2013.
In punishing desert heat, lifeguards earn first-place finish in Invitational Division of relay from California to Nevada.
In nearly two decades on the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation Commission, legendary activist expanded his commitment to the cause of equal opportunity in education.
PROPOSED WHITTIER NARROWS RECREATION AREA- UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK REMOVAL DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
The Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Removal of an Underground Storage Tank on the Army Corps of Engineers-managed land at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, Area A is available for public review and comment.
Sixteen projects are proposed to create a 17-mile loop trail system along the San Gabriel River and the Rio Hondo.
The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire returns to Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area starting April 6 thru May 19, 2013 on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
VOLUNTEERS ENJOY GARDENING FUN AT 3RD ANNUAL CESAR CHAVEZ LEARNING DAY AT WHITTIER NARROWS RECREATION AREA
On Saturday, March 30, 2013, volunteers came out to celebrate Cesar Chavez week at the 3rd Annual Cesar Chavez “Service Learning Day at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area.
Hundreds of community residents and local volunteers gathered at Bethune County Park this past Saturday, March 23, to kick-off Cesar Chavez Week. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Director, Russ Guiney, rolled up their sleeves and joined more than 200 volunteers in the community clean-up event
On January 15, 2013, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors declares March 25 to March 31, 2013, as Cesar Chavez Community Service Week, with the theme of "Service to Others."
There is something for everyone with egg hunts, sunrise services, food and games; and these events are free and open to the public. So bring your family, enjoy the fresh air, and see how many eggs you can gather. To see what’s happening at a park near you click on the Event Calendar on the left!
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the launch of a new mobile website effective March 1, 2013. The new mobile site, m.parks.lacounty.gov, provides information about the Department’ s beautiful parks, special events and exciting programs at your fingertips.
The 2013 Cherry Blossom Festival at Peter F. Schabarum Regional Park will feature great multicultural performances from various community groups. The event takes place on March 9, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., 17250 East Colima Road in Rowland Heights, California 91748.
A Ground Breaking Ceremony for the newest park in Hacienda Heights will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 starting at 3:30 p.m. at 14517 Orange Grove Avenue, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745. The community is invited to attend.
DEPARTMENT AWARDED $38,500 TREE INVENTORY PROJECT GRANT FROM CAL FIRE URBAN & COMMUNITY FORESTRY GRANT PROGRAM
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation has been awarded a $38,500 grant from CAL FIRE Urban & Community Forestry Grant Programs for a comprehensive tree inventory project in the County of Los Angeles Disadvantaged Communities.
Anglers get out your rods and reels and join us for the Spring Adult Classic Fishing Derby at Apollo Community Regional Park on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Prizes for 1st through 10th place will be awarded for heaviest trout caught! Admission in $20 at the gate which will open at 5:30 a.m. Don’t forget to bring a valid fishing license.
"Inspiring Natural Leaders" Thursday, May 16, 2013
The First Annual Teen Summit will be held at City Terrace Park on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Hollywood Bowl was honored at the 24th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards at Club Nokia on February 7, 2013, as the Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue
On Saturday, January 5, 2013, nearly 300 people attended the dedication of the newly renovated Del Aire Park Community Center and Fruit Orchard.
6TH ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION SATURDAY, 2/9/13 AND SUNDAY, 2/10/13 AT WILLIAM S. HART REGIONAL PARK
Don’t miss the 6th Annual Black History Month Celebration at William S. Hart Regional Park featuring “We Are Americans – A Celebration of Diverse Histories and Cultures" Art Show.
HELP PLANT TREES TO CELEBRATE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY OF SERVICE AT KENNETH HAHN STATE RECREATION AREA
Celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday by doing for others at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area's Martin Luther King, Jr. "Day of Service" event. Volunteer to help plant native trees and shrubs from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
ENJOY FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE MLK HOLIDAY WEEKEND TO KENNETH HAHN STATE RECREATION AREA AND THE BALDWIN HILLS SCENIC OVERLOOK
Enjoy free shuttle service on Baldwin Hills Parklands "The Link" during the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday weekend to Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON TO INSTALL NEW WIRING ON TRANSMISSION STRUCTURES ALONG THE SAN GABRIEL RIVER FREEWAY (605) IN IRWINDALE AREA
Southern California Edison will install new wiring in the utility right-of-way corridor along the west side of the San Gabriel River Freeway(605) in the Irwindale area.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON TO INSTALL NEW WIRING ON TRANSMISSION STRUCTURES AT WHITTER NARROWS RECREATION AREA
On Monday, January 21, through Saturday, February 2, 2013, Southern California Edison will install new wiring on transmission structures in South El Monte including Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in the utility right-of-way corridor, south of the Pomona Freeway (60). The hours of construction will be approximately between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (note: scheduling could change).
Maintenance activities that were conducted throughout the Big Tujunga Wash Mitigation Area between December 10, 2012 and December 26, 2012 are now complete. All trails are once again open and safe to use.
County of Los Angeles Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas and Russ Guiney, Director of Los Angeles County of Department of Parks and Recreation are eager to dedicate the renovated Del Aire Park Community Center and the state’s first Public Fruit Orchard to the Del Aire community. The project is the completion of a $4 million renovation. The event will take place on Saturday, January 5, 2013 starting at 10:30 a.m.
The community is invited to attend and can expect several special presentations including the plaque reveal in memory of U.S. Army Specialist Daniel Patrick Cagle. Daniel grew up in the Del Aire Community and lost his life fighting for the freedom of our nation, just three days after his 22nd birthday in May 2007. There will also be a ceremonial tree planting by the Fallen Fruit organization and a ribbon cutting for the new community center.
BIG TUJUNGA WASH MITIGATION AREA MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 10 THROUGH DECEMBER 14, 2012
Please be aware that maintenance activities will be conducted throughout the Big Tujunga Wash Mitigation Area beginning on Monday, December 10, 2012 and continuing through Friday, December 14, 2012. Maintenance activities consist of clearing debris from trails, removing weeds, and removing exotic species of plants.
Adoption fees vary depending on the length of time that the animal has been in the shelter. The pets available at our adoption clinic will already have been neutered, had a location microchip inserted and will have had their required vaccinations. They will be ready to go home with you that day!
The inauguration of an Ice Skating Rink, a beautiful Tree Lighting Ceremony and Concerts will take place at the East L.A. Civic Center. There will be FREE ice skating for children, a concert, an art walk, holiday antojitos, a snowy Winter Wonderland and an opportunity to meet Santa!
“Forces of Nature” Art Exhibition opens at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden on Friday, November 30, 2102 through Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More than 90 generous and highly accomplished artists have created beautiful art from wood salvaged from the 235 trees destroyed by the catastrophic windstorm that swept through the Arboretum on November 30, 2011.
On November 8, 2012 the Department hosted a community meeting to present the final concept design plan for the Wiseburn Walking Path project.
The Los Angeles County Teens from the Department of Parks and Recreation are conducting their annual blanket drive. The teens are hosting this event and will be delivering the blankets to those in need on December 21, 2012.
Come join us and give thanks at one of our many beautiful parks! From turkey giveaways to community dinners, we have plenty of ways to help you celebrate the holidays. Click on the events calendar and see what Thanksgiving events are taking place at a park near you!
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation Planning and Development Agency, will host a Community Meeting to present the Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center/Horseman’s Park Improvement Project – Final Schematic Plan on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control is continuing a special Countywide Rabbit Adoption Program in an effort to find new homes for illegally abandoned rabbits from Alondra Park as well as the many other rabbits currently in the County’s six Animal Care Centers.
The Department of Parks and Recreation is waiving all admission fees to regional parks and botanic gardens, as well as vehicle entrance fees, on November 10–17, 2012 for all Active Military personnel, Active Reserve, Retired Military personnel and immediate family members of those serving in the Military with proper identification.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, US Forest Service personnel, more than 300 members from local and national firefighting agencies and local community members gathered at El Cariso Community Regional Park on November 3, 2012 to rededicate the El Cariso Hot Shots Memorial. The memorial honors the 12 men who lost their lives from the “Loop Fire” in nearby Pacoima Canyon on November 1, 1966.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) are currently in the process of rescuing rabbits from the island at Alondra Park which have been illegally abandoned by irresponsible pet owners.
On Saturday, October 20, 2012, the El Camino Recreation District staff recognized 51 volunteers from nine parks in the Second Supervisorial District for their contribution to park programs and events throughout 2011.
A beautiful, new 15,000 square foot gymnasium / community center will be dedicated by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012. The $11.5 million dollar project received LEED Silver certification and is part of the growing list of sustainable design projects in the County of Los Angeles.
On October 10, 2012 the County held a fourth public outreach meeting to present the final conceptual design for Stoneview Park, a new County park located at 5950 Stoneview Dr., Culver City. The environmental assessment is the next step for the project and is scheduled to begin in November 2012.
Following two community meetings and the review of all comments, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that it will uphold the Trail Assessment recommendations for the Placerita Canyon Trail and Vasquez Rocks Heritage Trail.
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation’s (County–DPR) Planning and Development Agency, held a Public Outreach Community Meeting on September 17, 2012. The purpose of this meeting was to obtain the necessary comments, feedback and input on the proposed Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center and Horseman’s Park Improvement (Project) Project “Schematic Design Stage” Site Plan
The County has held three public outreach meetings to engage the community in design workshops for a new County park located at 5950 Stoneview Dr., Culver City.
Department to submit grant funding application to State of California for the Placerita Canyon Riparian Habitat Project and the Placerita Braille Trail Project
The public is invited to participate in Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovichs' two day trail ride beginning on Saturday, October 13, 2012 through Sunday, October 14, 2012, at Marshall Canyon Park and Nursery with staging at the Fred Palmer Equestrian Center, 6550 Stephens Ranch Road, La Verne, CA 91750.
PROPOSED OPERATIONAL CHANGES TO THE VIRGINIA ROBINSON GARDENS DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
The Proposed Operational Changes to The Virginia Robinson Gardens Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) is available on this website for public review and comment. To meet the current primary goals of the Virginia Robinson Gardens, the proposed project includes revisions to the operational characteristics and public accessibility of the project site. Operational changes are proposed for the following categories: Days open to the public, Hours for public use, Number of patrons in attendance, Types of Events, Special Uses, and Parking. The public comment period for the Draft SEIR is September 13, 2012 to October 12, 2012. Please see the Notice of Availability (NOA) for information on how to submit written comments.
On Thursday, August 30, 2012, more than 1,000 eager children, parents, and community leaders gathered to open the newly renovated Alondra Community Regional Park Pool and a new Splash Pad and Skate Park.
KNABE KATCH FISHING DERBY SCHEDULED AT LA MIRADA COMMUNITY REGIONAL PARK FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
Nearly two-thousand pounds of fish are ready to be caught by more than 1,200 future anglers during the 16th Annual Knabe Katch Fishing Derby. The annual fishing event will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the La Mirada Community Regional Park Lake.
The proposed trailhead Project will consist of general improvements to the Walker Ranch Trailhead access point, located on Placerita Canyon Road, a mile east of Placerita Canyon Natural Area.
The County will hold a public outreach meeting to engage the community in a design workshop. This is an opportunity to provide your feedback on the proposed design elements in the Facility Plan.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Community Meeting on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at William S. Hart Park regarding the Draft Trail Assessment Reports for the Placerita Canyon and Vasquez Rocks Heritage Trails.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Education is proud to announce the return of our free lunch and snack program for children 18 and under. The program will be available at 47 county parks and six non-agency sites.
Join in a Free Artmaking Workshop for the New Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center June 16th & June 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Be a part of the very exciting rammed earth time capsules and new public art sculpture.
Congratulations to our Lake Lifeguards who recently competed in the Baker to Vegas Race and set a new team record with an impressive 14 hours 31 minutes completion time! The DPR team placed 7th out of 276 teams and took 2nd Place in the Invitational category.
On Thursday, April 26, 2012, The Dodgers Dream Foundation in partnership with the LA84 Foundation dedicated its 23rd Dodgers Dreamfield at Lennox Park and on Saturday, April 28, 2012, the 24th and 25th fields were dedicated at Athens Park.
A multi-agency press conference took place on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 3p.m. at Eaton Canyon Park and Nature Center to address the increase in rescues, injuries and fatalities trying to reach a secondary waterfall.
The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden reopened to the public on Monday, December 26, 2011 after extensive clean up from windstorm damage.
It was a star-studded evening above the world famous Hollywood Bowl stage on Wednesday, October 12 where the People for Parks 10th annual Parks Celebration recognized the vital role that parks and recreation plays in healthy communities.
NEW ONLINE RESERVATION AND REGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENTS OF PARKS AND RECREATION AND BEACHES AND HARBORS
The public will now be able to make and pay for reservations at select Los Angeles County Parks and Dockweiler Beach with the new Los Angeles County Activity Registration and Reservation System (LACARRS).
Child Support Services Department’s “Most Wanted” list is available to the public from Child Support Services Department.