The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation proudly provides the residents of Los Angeles County and visitors from all over the world, quality recreational opportunities that promote a healthy lifestyle and strengthen the community through diverse physical, educational and cultural programming. The Department also enhances the community environment by acquiring, developing and maintaining more than 180 County parks including 4 gardens, the largest municipal golf course system with 20 courses at 18 locations, lakes, trails, open space areas and more.
We are happy to assist with any questions you may have by calling (213) 738-2961. In addition, we have included a listing of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on this web site. Visit your favorite County park for more information.
County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation (213) 738-2961
If you would like to contact our Human Resources, please call (213) 738-2995.
For information on parks in the City of Los Angeles, please call (213) 202-2700.
John Wicker, Director (213) 738-2951
Norma E. Garcia, Chief Deputy Director (213) 738-2953
Kathline King and Jim Smith - Planning and Development Agency (213) 351-5198
Jon E. Gargan, Deputy Director – North Community Services Agency (661) 294-3518
Area includes local parks in the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and San Fernando Valley Areas
Manuel Escobar, Acting Deputy Director – East Community Services Agency (626) 369-8694
Area includes local parks in the unincorporated areas of East Los Angeles, Altadena,
La Crescenta, La Puente, and Azusa
Robert Maycumber, Deputy Director – Administrative Services Agency (213) 368-5823
Personnel, Human Resources, Golf, Special Districts, Contracts, Purchasing and Procurement
Joe Mendoza, Deputy Director - South Community Services Agency (310) 965-8602
Area includes local parks in the unincorporated areas of South Los Angeles, Florence/Firestone, Whittier,
Lawndale, Lennox, Compton, Hawthorne, Hacienda Heights, and Rowland Heights
Hayden Sohm, Deputy Director – Regional Agency (626) 369-8693
Area includes for the Department’s large Regional Parks including Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, Devil’s Punchbowl, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, William S. Hart Regional Park, Peter F. Schabarum Regional Park, Vasquez Rocks all Natural Areas and Wildlife Sanctuaries, the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, and the Hollywood Bowl