Fall at LA County Parks

Fall at LA County Parks

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It’s Park Time!

Explore • Engage • Connect

Visit LA County Parks this fall for fun in the sun, recreation and adventure! We are offering a variety of new, FREE and paid programs for youth and families, ranging from sports clinics and nature exploration programs to aquatics and many other exciting programs that you’ll find below. Whether it be one or all of these activities, there’s something for every body this fall with LA County Parks!

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS HERE!

This fall, participants can register for classes, swim lessons, sports programs, family camping or even rent a facility online 24/7.  For the convivence of our park goers, all registration must be competed online via our ActiveNet reservation system. Get started today by setting up an account at Los Angeles County Online Reservations and Registration (activecommunities.com). Drop-in programs do not require registration!

Want to learn more about our reservation system? Visit parks.lacounty.gov/reserve/ for details and tutorial videos about creating an account, registering for a class, making a reservation and more.

SPORTS FOR ALL – OCTOBER 2, 2021 – NOVEMBER 20, 2021
EVERY SATURDAY

All youth deserve the chance to play sports! LA County Parks is proud to offer FREE sports clinics for youth at more than 20 park locations. Each clinic lasts one to two hours, with clinics focusing on building foundational skills, self-confidence and teamwork over the course of the eight-week program. Led by LA County Parks recreation staff, local youth ages 6-12 years are encouraged to have fun, exercise and develop a love for being active through sports.

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.

EVERY BODY PLAYS DROP-IN AFTERSCHOOL ADVENTURES – SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 – MAY 27, 2022
MONDAY – FRIDAY: 2:30PM – 5:30PM

Participate in fun, fall afterschool activities for FREE at your local LA County Park! Join us one at one of 56 LA County Parks locations for our Every Body Plays Drop-In Afterschool Adventures program that offers a safe space where youth can come play, create friendships and partake in activities such as fitness, self-care, sports, arts, games, creative outlets like storytelling and ESTEAM (Environment, Science Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Youth can also enjoy a free snack at the park with their friends at select parks from 3-4 pm daily. Every Body Plays is a positive space with a curriculum that is youth centered and designed for fun! Connect with LA County Parks staff at each location for more information and for assistance.

Every Body Plays provides youth ages 7-17 with access to caring and trained park staff who serve as mentors and lead an array of programs and activities. Every day is an adventure in LA County Parks! Sites will observe all County holidays and the program is closed November 22-26 and December 20-31. All COVID-19 safety guidelines are enforced.

FREE – No registration required.


RECREATION FOR ALL – SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 – DECEMBER 3, 2021
TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE: Tuesday thru Thursday, 5:30 pm–7 pm, Friday, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm and Saturday, 2 pm-4 pm
ALL AGES WELCOME

Recreation for All is a FREE 35-week program that provides participants of all ages with access to caring and trained park staff who serve as mentors and lead an array of classes and activities. These classes range from cheer, dance, sports clinics, fitness, computer classes, parent and me, story time and so much more. A variety classes can be offered at the sites throughout the week. Find a class near you today!

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.

AQUATIC EXERCISE AND AQUA AEROBICS – AUGUST 30, 2021 – DECEMBER 3, 2021
AGE GROUP: 18 AND OLDER

Come and enjoy this is an instructor led aquatic exercise program that allows the participant to get a great workout without the impact on joints and other body parts that traditional aerobics classes create. This program and is conducted in both deep and shallow water. Participants must be comfortable in the water and have a proper swim attire. Find a pool near you today!

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.



EVERY BODY SWIMS – STARTING AUGUST 30
SATURDAYS / 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Recreational Swim is a fun and positive way to practice new skills, be physically active, keep your heart rate up, reduce stress and build muscle. This program also provides an opportunity to socialize and make new friends. Visit a pool today and begin enjoying this fun and healthy activity! Drop in for FREE – No registration required.

LEARN TO SWIM – SEPTEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 3
MONDAY – FRIDAY / Morning and Evening
SATURDAY / Morning and Afternoon

Swim lessons teach core swimming skills including water safety, floating and stroke technique while developing a lifelong appreciation of the water and a lifetime of healthy habits. The program is designed to provide swimmers with a positive learning experience while steadily progressing through the core skills and strokes. All levels are in alignment with the American Red Cross’ “Learn To Swim” Program. REGISTER HERE.


SENIOR CENTERS AND PROGRAMS – STARTING AUGUST 2
MONDAY – FRIDAY / Hours vary by location (see flyers below)

Come and enjoy programs that will promote physical and mental well-being. Activities include cultural classes and events, gentle yoga, chair exercise, social clubs, special interest classes and events, and resource and referral services! This is the first phase of our senior program rollout with more sites and programs to be announced soon.


 
​FALL CLASSES – START SEPTEMBER 7, 2021
Whether you’re taking up a new hobby, learning a new skill or being more active, LA County Parks invites you to join our Fall Classes for all ages, interests and budgets! Sign up for Fall Classes for yourself and your loved ones from your smartphone or computer. There’s something for everyone! Classes start September 7, 2021.
CLICK HERE or on the button below for more information.

SPECIAL FALL PROGRAMS AT LA COUNTY PARKS NATURE CENTERS

EVERY BODY EXPLORES – SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 – MAY 27, 2021
TUESDAY – FRIDAY / 2:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.
SATURDAY / 10:00a.m. – 1:30p.m.
ALL AGES WELCOME
The Every Body Explores program provides participants of all ages an opportunity to check out a Naturalist field backpack that they can use to complete self-guided activities, make observations and explore the park. Check out a nature backpack with us today!

YOUNG NATURALIST AFTER SCHOOL CLUB – SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 – DECEMBER 2, 2021
TUESDAY – THURSDAY / 3:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
AGE GROUP: 3rd GRADE – 5th GRADE
The Young Naturalist After School Club is a safe after-school alternative that provides adventure, nature experiences, and natural history education.  Activities include group games, STEM, nature hikes, and natural history learning opportunities. Youth will gain confidence outdoors and learn how to appreciate the natural world around them.

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.


GUIDED HIKES – SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 – DECEMBER 3, 2021
VARIOUS DATES – SEE FLYER FOR MORE INFO
ALL AGES WELCOME
Get outdoors, be active, and go on a guided hike! Guided hikes are opportunities for families, groups or individuals to experience a hike through our Natural Areas parks with a trained Naturalist. Hikes promote positive connections with nature and the world around us, conservation and climate education, physical and mental well-being, and socialization.

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.

FAMILY STORY TIMESEPTEMBER  10, 2021 – DECEMBER 3, 2021
VARIOUS DATES – SEE FLYER FOR MORE INFO
ALL AGES WELCOME
Family Story Time is an interactive program designed for young readers and their families. Together we will read books and move around as we learn about plants, animals, and nature. Kids will learn nature facts as they look for wildlife while visiting different parts of the garden, and when possible, an animal presentation will take place. Each program will end with a nature inspired craft or activity.

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.

FAMILY NATURE ADVENTURESEPTEMBER  11, 2021 – NOVEMBER 27, 2021
SATURDAY / 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m.
SAN DIMAS NATURE CENTER
ALL AGES WELCOME
The Family Nature Adventure provides family-oriented, nature programming that includes environmental topics and conservation themes. Activities include a guided nature hikes, animal ambassador meet and greetand family nature crafts to take home.

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.

PARENT AND ME MULTILINGUAL NATURE SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 – DECEMBER 3, 2021
EVERY FRIDAY / 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m
PARENTS WITH CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER WELCOME
Parent and Me classes promote creativity exploration and fitness while encouraging families to learn how to make connections and become more comfortable in nature. Activities include learning Spanish and Mandarin through group games, nature hikes, STEM, animal meet and greets, dramatic play and story time!

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.

CELEBRATIONS IN NATURE – AVAILABLE EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED 14 DAYS IN ADVANCE
TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE: 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. / 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
ALL AGES WELCOME
Having a birthday, anniversary, reunion or other special celebration? Celebrate in nature! Celebrations in Nature offer an opportunity to meet a naturalist and a few of our animal ambassadors, discover the natural history of our wildlife, explore the natural world on a guided hike and build a nature related project that can be taken home. For more information connect with LA County Park staff at one of the following locations.

For more information, connect with LA County Parks staff by phone or in person at the location your interested in.

EVERY BODY EXPLORES CREATURES OF HALLOWEEN – OCTOBER 30, 2021 – OCTOBER 31, 2021 / 10:30a.m. – 3:30p.m.
ONE LOCATION ONLY
ALL AGES WELCOME
Everybody Explores Creatures of Halloween, is a fun way to explore and understand wildlife associated with Halloween. View fun exhibits on bats, reptiles, amphibians, creepy crawly arthropods, and nocturnal animals including owls and coyotes. Listen to talks by Docent and Volunteer Naturalists. Native snakes, amphibians, and spiders, from our Animal Ambassador program, will make appearances though out the event. “Grab and Go” Nature Craft and Learning Activities will be offered as “Halloween Treats”. Children are welcome to come in Halloween Customs and take photos with our Halloween Decor for a special memory.

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.

HOGWART’S HOWL-O-WEEN – OCTOBER 29, 2021 – OCTOBER 30, 2021 / 10:30a.m. – 3:30p.m.
ONE LOCATION ONLY / MULTIPLE TIMES AVAILABLE
ALL AGES WELCOME
The Hogwarts “Howl-O-Ween” will happen at Whittier Narrows Nature Center. This program is a “hands on” whimsical experience based on the books, of “Harry Potter”.  Filled with games of skill and chance that are fun for all ages, with a guided hike through the Forbidden forest.  Costumes are welcome.  Pre-register is required through Active Net, no registrations will be taken at the event.

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.

HOGWART’S MOVIE NIGHTS – SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 – OCTOBER 23, 2021 / 7:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.
EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY / ONE LOCATION ONLY
ALL AGES WELCOME
This special event is presented by Whittier Narrows Nature Center.  Participants will be able to view each of the Harry Potter movies in order beginning with “Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them” through- “Deathly Hallows Part 2”.  Come visit the nature center as the park outdoor Picnic Shelter will be transformed into the Great Hall with guest appearances from Hogwart alums and familiars.

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