About Us

Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation is dedicated to building strong and resilient communities through high quality recreation and enrichment.  As a Contract Instructor, you will bring valuable skills and expertise to our parks. Recreation and enrichment classes promote diversity, culture, personal well-being and improve the lives of our park patrons.

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
Instructors receive 70% of fees charged for virtual 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 2022 Applications for new instructors are now closed. We are therefore not accepting New applications at this time. Stay tuned for future opportunities!

Classes We’re Looking For at Our Parks

Dog Obedience Training @multiple locations

Dog Training Intermediate @ multiple locations

Dog Obstacle Course Training @ multiple locations

Tennis @ multiple locations

Baseball Clinic @ multiple locations

Nature related @ multiple locations

Martial Arts @ multiple locations

Soccer @multiple locations

Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian @multiple locations

Basketball @ multiple locations

Poetry and Acting @ multiple locations

Adult Country Line dancing @ multiple locations

Affordable Senior Yoga @multiple locations

Creative Chefs cooking for children @multiple locations

Family/Daddy/Mommy and Me classes @ multiple locations

Caribbean Aerobics @ multiple locations

Gymnastics@ multiple locations

Exploring art a nature artistic workshop @ Virginia Robinson

Nature excursions @ Virginia Robinson Gardens

Nature crafts @ Virginia Robinson Gardens

Line Dance for Seniors @ El Cariso

Guitar or drums @ El Cariso

Tai Chi @ El Cariso

Painting @ El Cariso

Knitting & Crocheting @ El Cariso

Arts & Crafts, Jewelry making @ Val Verde

Planting herbs in pots @Val Verde

Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Board @ Castaic