The department has several Nature Centers.
We are proud to announce that we are close to the completion of the first Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation dog park at Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park which is located at 3901 Dunsmore Avenue in La Crescenta, CA 91214. Please contact the park at (818) 249-5940 for more information on the opening date of the park.
There are disc golf courses located at Veterans Memorial Community Regional Park in Sylmar and at La Mirada Community Regional Park in La Mirada.
If you reside in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, please contact the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at (626)458-5100 or click on the button below. If you are within an incorporated city, please call your city business office to see which department takes care of roadside trees.
The Department’s policy on drones is the same as the County’s policy on traditional powered model vehicles – e.g. model airplanes and helicopters – referenced in County Code sections 17.04.630, 17.12.425, and 12.08.290. There are, however, two designated locations to fly drones located at Santa Fe Dam State Recreation Area and Whittier Narrows Community Regional Park. Please call the parks for more information:
Santa Fe Dam: 626.334.1065
Whittier Narrows: 626.575.5526
Organized firework shows are sometimes scheduled in County parks. No other fireworks are permitted.
Simply contact the starter at any of the County’s 19 golf courses to reserve a tee time. You may contact the starter by telephone or in person to reserve your time up to one week on advance of the desired time.
Yes, swimming lessons are offered at our County pools. Swimming lessons cost $20.00 for a two week period. Please contact your nearest park directly to inquire about swim lesson sign up dates. Scholarships are also available.
The department has many beautiful parks which would be great venues for your wedding. These include the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens in Arcadia, Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge and South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Please contact the park directly for additional information or stop by. Please note, these parks do have an entrance fee. Some people have also had lovely weddings in our community Buildings at local parks. Also, many of our golf courses have beautiful banquet rooms which are frequently used for weddings and receptions.
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In many parks, you may reserve a group picnic area or other area of the facility for your special event. Please locate the park of your choice in this website and call the reservation office for more information.
Bouncers are not permitted in all parks. When making your reservation please ask if bouncers are permitted. You will also be advised as to what else is required such as liability insurance.
Yes, camping is allowed at some of our parks.
The department operates 28 swimming pools. They are open seasonally from June to Labor Day. Jesse Owens Community Regional Park and Franklin D. Roosevelt Park have pools open year-round.
The department has several wildlife and wildflower sanctuaries located in the Antelope Valley.
Model rockets are not permitted to be launched in County parks.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation proudly owns 177 parks including 4 Arboreta and Botanic Gardens; 92 local parks, 22 Community Regional parks, 16 Regional parks, 14 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 8 Nature Centers, 19 Golf Courses and the beautiful John Anson Ford Amphitheatre and Hollywood Bowl.
Yes, dogs are permitted in County parks and on trails as long as the dog is on a leash, no longer than 6 feet in length and under the full control of the owner. Additionally, there is a Dog Park at Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park.
Dogs are not permitted in our Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, Golf Courses, John Anson Ford Amphitheatre and Hollywood Bowl.
Yes, the department has several lakes where fishing is permitted: Castaic Lake in Castaic; Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas; Legg Lake in the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area; Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale; Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Baldwin Hills; Apollo Park in Lancaster; Alondra Park in Lawndale; Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park in Willowbrook; Cerritos Park in Cerritos; La Mirada Park in La Mirada; Peck Road Water Conservation Park in Arcadia and Belvedere Park in East Los Angeles. For fishing license and equipment information, please contact the park directly.
Amplified sound is not permitted at any County park. Please ask reservation staff for amplified sound requirements at your park of choice.
Please contact your local park to find out more information about sports leagues including fees, schedules and dates when sign-ups begin. If you reside in an incorporated city, it is likely that your city operates its own parks and recreation department. You May wish to check your city parks department as well.
The department has two lakes which allow personal watercraft, such as jet skis, on the lake; Castaic Lake State Recreation Area in Castaic and Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. Please check with the park directly for more information on special requirements on the lake, dates and times jet skis are permitted, safety requirements and regulations, etc.
Swimming is permitted at our swim beaches at Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park and Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area. Each swim beach has specific opening and closing times. Please contact your favorite lake for more information.
Please contact our Underwater Unit at (661) 257-4050 for assistance in replacing your SCUBA card. Or click on the button below to visit our website.