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Every Body Plays Extended Hours

LA County Parks is proud to provide extended hours for Every Body Plays from Tuesday, March 21 to Thursday, March 23 at 16 selects sites. See flyer for full list of locations.

Strategic Plan 2023

The Five-Year Strategic Plan will help achieve our Department’s bold vision as a world-class parks and recreation organization. This plan lays out our Department’s action plan through a series of goals, strategies, and actions.


Parks After Dark returns for the spring season with FREE activities at 34 LA County Parks. Bring your family and friends and explore all the art and culture activities we have to offer.

Spring at LA County Parks

This Spring, blossom your burgeoning talents and hobbies with LA County Parks! We have an exciting slate of fun programming for the whole family! Click to learn more!

Explore • Engage • Connect

Visit LA County Parks this Spring! Register for special Seasonal Events, Recreation Classes, Aquatics, Youth and Adult Sports, and Nature Center Programs! Check out our FREE Recreation for All special interest classes, activities, and workshops for all ages at: reservations.lacounty.gov

Spring Classes

Whether you’re taking up a new hobby, learning a new skill or being more active, LA County Parks invites you to join our Spring Classes for all ages! We’re offering a variety of in-person and virtual classes to help you get active, stay healthy, and enjoy a new hobby. From yoga and sports to music and arts, there is a class for everyone! Classes start soon and registration is on a rolling basis.

Dive in with Aquatics!

Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean we stop swimming! This fall, our over 30+ pools are returning with a variety of fun and engaging programming for you and the entire family. No matter what you’re looking for this fall season, LA County Parks has got you covered! Visit parks.lacounty.gov/aquatics to learn more.

Every Body Plays Drop In Adventures

Every Body Plays Drop-in Recreation Adventures is offered from 2:30 pm to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday at 56 parks.  This FREE non-custodial 35-week drop-in program launches September 6 and runs until May 26.   Children can enjoy a snack with their friends at select parks from 3-4 pm daily at select parks.  The program provides children ages 7 thru 17 with access to caring and trained park staff who serve as mentors and lead an array of programs and activities.  These activities range from sports, fitness, arts and crafts, STEM, group games, story time and so much more.  Every day is an adventure in LA County Parks!


The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation proudly maintains 181 parks for you! Local parks have playgrounds, organized sports, special programs and classes from swimming lessons to aerobics to Teen Clubs.


Los Angeles County has many beautiful golf courses to choose from. Take your pick!


Golf Courses


Different Facilities


18-hole regulation length courses


Use our trails website or mobile app to find some of the best trails in the world. You can search for trails by name city or park, or look up length and elevation gain, or find out which trails allow dogs, horses and bikes. You’ll find everything you need to plan your next adventure!


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Countywide Parks Needs Assessment

Unprecedented in scope and scale, the 2016 Countywide Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment documents and analyzes park need in cities and unincorporated communities across Los Angeles County.


  • Serve as stewards of parklands.
  • Build healthy and resilient communities.
  • Advance social equity and cohesion.


To be a world-class parks and recreation organization.


Compassion – We cultivate emotional and cultural awareness that ensures empathy toward our diverse population.
Health and Wellness – We are dedicated to enhancing the health and wellness of the communities and people we serve.
Inclusion – We will intentionally seek diversity in the experience of our staff and ensure our offerings reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.
Innovation – We dream big and combine creativity and productivity to design forward looking solutions.
Integrity and Dedication – We exhibit loyalty, commitment, honor, and truthfulness in actions and deeds.
Stewardship and Sustainability – We strive to balance social, economic, and environmental needs through proactive stewardship and conservation practices.


LA County Parks Operations Plan for fiscal year 2021/2022 was developed with centering equity, access and commitment to programming. The hours of operations of parks and programs promote equitable access to the public.  The Operations Plan also provides an overview of the key core programs offered by LA County Parks, information on the rental fees to access the facilities and provides important contact information for the main offices.