About Us

Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation is dedicated to building strong and resilient communities through high quality recreation and enrichment. Contract Classes provide a space for park goers to connect with others in their community, engage in fun activities with loved ones and explore new talents while surrounded by nature.  

The instructors we have teamed up with are experts in their special fields of interest and are passionate about helping others discover their talents in a unique setting. This assortment of classes will awaken your passion, pique your curiosity and ignite your imagination! We recruit contract instructors year-round, join our park community today! 

Why You Should Teach Your Class at LA County Parks

You can set the fees, dates, and times of your activities
Instructors receive 60% of fees charged for in-person classes
Activities can be offered on a weekly basis or as a 1–3-day workshops.
We’ll provide one of our recreation facilities for your use as well
We’ll market your class for you!

Please note that Contract Instructors are not considered employees of the Department and therefore are not eligible to receive County employee benefits.

The Summer 2024 Applications for New Instructors will open soon. Check back here for more updates. 

Classes We’re Looking For at Our Parks

  • Arts & Crafts, Jewelry
  • Baseball Clinic
  • Basketball
  • Caribbean Aerobics
  • Chinese, Tagalog, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese interactive language class
  • Country Line Dancing
  • Creative Chefs cooking for children
  • Dog Obedience Training
  • Dog Obstacle Course Training
  • Dog Training Intermediate
  • Exploring Art and Nature Workshop
  • Expressive Art- Social Justice Lens
  • Family/Daddy/Mommy and Me classes
  • Guatemalan Mayan Dance
  • Guitar or Drums
  • Gymnastics
  • Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Board
  • Knitting & Crocheting
  • LGBTQIA+ Crafts
  • LGBTQIA+ Nature Walks
  • LGBTQIA+ Virtual Art Class
  • Line Dance
  • Martial Arts
  • Mexican Folklorico
  • Planting Herbs in Pots
  • Poetry and Acting
  • Samba
  • Senior Yoga
  • Soccer All Ages
  • Step Hip Hop Aerobics
  • Tai Chi
  • Tennis (all ages)
  • Traditional Salvadorian Dance
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