ABOUT US

The best of Los Angeles County awaits you at your County parks. From the world’s largest municipal golf course system to Nature Centers and Wildlife Sanctuaries, to local parks and large regional recreational centers, you’ll find thousands of ways to enjoy the great life here in Southern California.

Scroll down to learn more about the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

The Department of Parks and Recreation is proud to serve you, offering world-class programs and activities in addition to 183 County parks that will provide you with solitude and recreational experiences that will amaze you.

We offer something for everyone, including local parks with children’s playgrounds, fitness equipment and organized sports. And, why not cool off at one of our 40 swimming pools and 23 splash pads during those hot California summer months. If golf is your game, then discover the largest municipal golf system in the nation, consisting of 20 pristine courses countywide.

Explore our website to learn more about our beautiful Nature Centers, Gardens, Wildlife Sanctuaries and Arboreta. If you’re searching for an amazing cultural and concert experience, then visit the John Anson Ford Theatre and the world-famous Hollywood Bowl.

We are privileged to manage these incredible sites and facilities for our citizens and visitors, and hope you will visit us soon!

John Wicker, Director

OUR MISSION

We will provide the residents and visitors of Los Angeles County with quality recreational opportunities that promote a healthy lifestyle and strengthen the community through diverse physical, educational and cultural programming, and will enhance the community environment by acquiring, developing and maintaining County parks, gardens, golf courses, trails, and open space areas.

OUR
VISION

Our purpose is to improve the quality of life in Los Angeles County by providing responsive, efficient and high-quality public services that promote the self-sufficiency, well-being and prosperity of individuals, families, businesses and communities.

OUR MISSION

We will provide the residents and visitors of Los Angeles County with quality recreational opportunities that promote a healthy lifestyle and strengthen the community through diverse physical, educational and cultural programming, and will enhance the community environment by acquiring, developing and maintaining County parks, gardens, golf courses, trails, and open space areas.

OUR VISION

Our purpose is to improve the quality of life in Los Angeles County by providing responsive, efficient and high-quality public services that promote the self-sufficiency, well-being and prosperity of individuals, families, businesses and communities.

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