Director's Message

Some of the very best places in Los Angeles County are found within our 174 County parks.

These include local parks with playgrounds where children are introduced to outdoor play, organized sports, and individual skill development, from “Mommy and Me” classes to swimming lessons to computer clubs and craft classes.  This is where memories are created in young lives. 

Community Regional Parks provide larger facilities with youth and adult organized sports leagues and playing fields.  Regional Parks include lakes with swimming, boating and fishing, along with miles of hiking trails and outdoor activities such as bicycling and horseback riding.

 A series of Nature Centers and Wildlife Sanctuaries provide education on the native flora and fauna of Los Angeles County, while four arboreta and botanic gardens introduce visitors to plants from throughout the world. 

Here you will also find the world’s largest municipal golf course system, boasting 19 courses with views from the mountains to the sea.   And, culture abounds at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre featuring emerging artists, while world-famous entertainers are the mainstay at the Hollywood Bowl. 

All of this and more awaits you at your County parks.  I hope you will find our new website helpful and that you will find the information you need as you visit some of the very best places in Los Angeles County.  

We proudly maintain these parks for you and hope you will visit us soon!   Please let us know what you think of our parks by visiting our Report Card on the Home Page of this website. 

Russ Guiney
Director