If you love enjoying life outdoors, then pack a picnic and head out to an LA County Park. With hundreds of parks, facilities and amenities to choose from, a great outdoor meal with friends, family or just you and Fido is just around the corner. So bring your hot dogs and veggie kebabs and discover the joy of picnicking.



Barbecuing is a fun way to spend the day with the entire family. Barbecues are available in many County parks on a first come, first served basis. To guarantee your spot, you may also reserve the area by contacting our Central Reservations Office.


The department offers many group picnic shelters which accommodate large groups of up to 2,000 people. Many shelters are covered and provide shade and many are accompanied by a barbecue grill. These spaces are very popular, so be sure to reserve your space early. Reservations are required. Check with your local park for availability, restrictions and rental fees.


Enjoy the fresh air while cooking up a delicious meal for your family or large group in one of our outdoor kitchens. Call your local park to find out about availability and requirements for use.


With plenty of picnic shelters to offer shade, we encourage you to get outside and picnic in the park. Many of our parks offer picnic shelters on a first come first served basis; some shelters can be reserved for birthday parties, group events, and more.  Please contact your favorite park for more information.

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