Core and Community Program Partners

Core and Community Program Partners

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Apply to Become a Core and Community Partner!

LA County Parks will partner with community-based organizations to expand youth access to programming like:

  • Environmental Education
  • Youth Sports
  • STEAM Activities
  • Arts and Cultural Programming
  • Community Service

This partnership opportunity offers rentals for no facility use fee or reduced facility use fee for committed community organizations, depending on the program or service provided. 
 
The application process for the Partner Program is now open! We encourage all eligible organizations to apply now! Applications received by April 15, 2021, will be considered for use of outdoor facilities as early as May 2021, contingent on COVID-19 public health orders and restrictions. 

Applications are accepted year-round. Notification will be provided on this webpage when an upcoming seasonal deadline is anticipated. Please feel free to submit your application at any time. 
 

TYPES OF FACILITY USE

CORE
PROGRAM PARTNER

NO FACILITY USE FEE*

COMMUNITY
PROGRAM PARTNER

25% DISCOUNTED
FACILITY USE FEE*

GENERAL PUBLIC
RENTALS

FULL FACILITY USE FEE

*subject to staffing and other costs

Schools and Districts undergo a separate process for facility use and are not eligible under the Core and Community Program Partnerships. Please email partner@parks.lacounty.gov if you would like to know more or attend a virtual information session to review the specific process and timeline for facility use agreements with schools.

CORE PROGRAM PARTNERSHIP

Core Program Partners are eligible to pay no facility use fee (subject to staffing and other costs) for LA County Parks facility rentals. Qualified applicants must fulfill ALL Program or Service parameters AND 2 out of 4 Direct Benefits to LA County Parks AND ALL Responsibilities. The table below shows the criteria for Core Program Partners.

PROGRAM OR SERVICE PARAMETERSDIRECT BENEFIT TO LA COUNTY PARKSRESPONSIBILITIES
MUST FULFILL ALLMUST FULFILL 2 OUT OF 4MUST FULFILL ALL
Inclusive and open to the publicDirect Funding of LA County Parks Programs and ActivitiesParticipation in Annual Review Meeting
Free or affordable (commensurate to LA County Parks program and rental fees)Volunteering at LA County Parks Core Programs or Community/Special EventsSharing Annual Financials
Align with LA County Parks Core Programming (Youth Sports, Programming for Youth including Arts & Culture, and Community Special Events)Maintenance and/or improvement of LA County Parks facilities or amenities (mutually agreed)Cross-promoting LA County Parks website, social media and other promotional channels as a partner
In-Kind Services, materials, equipment or other donations to LA County ParksFeature LA County Parks and LA County Supervisor logo during the Program/Event and in all related public materials (Banners, flyers, graphics, etc.)

COMMUNITY PROGRAM PARTNERSHIP 

Community Program Partners are eligible to pay a 25 % discounted facility use fee (subject to staffing and other costs) for LA County Parks facility rentals. Qualified applicants must fulfill 2 out of 3 Program or Service parameters AND 2 out of 4 Responsibilities. The table below shows the criteria for Community Program Partners.

PROGRAM OR SERVICE PARAMETERSRESPONSIBILITIES
MUST FULFILL 2 OUT OF 3MUST FULFILL 2 OUT OF 4
Inclusive and open to the public (Mandatory)Participation in Annual Review Meeting
Free or affordable (commensurate to LA County Parks program and rental fees)Sharing Annual Financials
Align with LA County Parks Core Programming (Youth Sports, Programming for Youth including Arts & Culture, and Community Special Events)Cross-promoting LA County Parks on website, social media and other promotional channels as a partner
Feature LA County Parks and LA County Supervisor logo during the Program/Event and in all related public materials (Banners, flyers, graphics, etc.)

TIMELINE AND PROCESS

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