HOBBIES

Tired of being inside trying to stay cool? Why not enjoy the outdoors at one of LA County’s lakes?  With nearly 30 locations all around LA county, staying cool in nature is just a quick drive away.  From launching your own boat to boat rentals to kayaking, there are many reasons to stay active outdoors and in the water in LA County.

Come discover why LA County’s lakes are a favorite for hot day fun!

CRAFTING

Crafting is a great way to meet people and de-stress.  There is something different for everyone, any age, to make! Learn how to scrapbook, make pottery, quilt, or make fun and simple crafts. Stop by your local park and make some fun!

COMPUTER CLASSESS

Basic computer skills are not only important but necessary in our lives today. The classes enable participants of all ages to perform basic computer functions as well as understand basic computer vocabulary and technology.

COMPUTER LABS

Computer labs are available for the community to use for homework, internet research, and more. Park staff is on hand to assist with questions. Special classes are available for youth and seniors. Computer lab times and availability varies from park to park. Please check with your local park for more information.

COOKING

From youth cooking classes that teach the basics, or healthy cooking classes for seniors, Parks and Recreation offers ways for you to learn to cook for a healthy life.  So find a park with lessons and start impressing your friends with your cooking skills today!

GARDENING

Take a class and learn about native friendly plants, naturally-grown herbs, blooming floras and faunas, landscape design, the promotion of environmental stewardship, plant and water conservation, edible plants and more. Consider volunteering in the gardens to continue your learning experience. There are also classes for children to learn where plants come from, how they grow, and what food looks like before it reaches the dinner table.

DANCE & THEATRE ARTS

Dance is a type of art that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music, performed in many different cultures and used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting.  Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music or dance. Elements of design and stagecraft are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. Fun for all ages!

MODEL AIRPLANE

Flying control model airplanes is an exhilarating hobby and a great deal of fun. Three great areas are available to practice this pastime! Please contact the clubs at the following parks for specific information.

MUSICAL INSTRUCTION

Have you ever dreamt of playing a musical instrument? Well now you can! Learn to play a variety of musical instruments at LA County’s Musical Instruction program.  No matter the skill level, our instructors are dedicated to the student’s knowledge and growth of music. Please click on the button below to find a facility near you for more information.

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