You say you’re a baller? Whether you want to play for fun, work on your individual skills, or just shoot around: Come show us what you got!
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Crafting is a great way to meet people and de-stress. There is something different for everyone, any age, to make! Learn how to scrapbook, make pottery, quilt, or make fun and simple crafts. Stop by your local park and make some fun!
Basic computer skills are not only important but necessary in our lives today. The classes enable participants of all ages to perform basic computer functions as well as understand basic computer vocabulary and technology.
Computer labs are available for the community to use for homework, internet research, and more. Park staff is on hand to assist with questions. Special classes are available for youth and seniors. Computer lab times and availability varies from park to park. Please check with your local park for more information.
From youth cooking classes that teach the basics, or healthy cooking classes for seniors, Parks and Recreation offers ways for you to learn to cook for a healthy life. So find a park with lessons and start impressing your friends with your cooking skills today!
Take a class and learn about native friendly plants, naturally-grown herbs, blooming floras and faunas, landscape design, the promotion of environmental stewardship, plant and water conservation, edible plants and more. Consider volunteering in the gardens to continue your learning experience. There are also classes for children to learn where plants come from, how they grow, and what food looks like before it reaches the dinner table.
Dance is a type of art that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music, performed in many different cultures and used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting. Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music or dance. Elements of design and stagecraft are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. Fun for all ages!
Flying control model airplanes is an exhilarating hobby and a great deal of fun. Three great areas are available to practice this pastime! Please contact the clubs at the following parks for specific information.
Have you ever dreamt of playing a musical instrument? Well now you can! Learn to play a variety of musical instruments at LA County’s Musical Instruction program. No matter the skill level, our instructors are dedicated to the student’s knowledge and growth of music. Please click on the button below to find a facility near you for more information.
The Toastmasters International Youth Leadership Program consists of youth leadership training clubs that focus on the strategies and techniques necessary to teach youth important leadership skills and effective public speaking. The program focuses on encouraging teen participants to create unique and effective ways to positively affect the communities in which they live. In the past, teens participated by visiting local senior citizen centers, collecting canned goods, clothing, blankets and by doing beautification projects in their parks and neighborhoods. The program is an extension of the youth’s academic activities. Researching and developing essays and presentations on improving intergroup relations, addressing gang violence, and violence against the homeless and the poor are a part of this growing program.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation has a long, proud history which has brought us to where we are today.
Prior to becoming the Department of Parks and Recreation, operations and facilities were managed by 1) the Parks Division, which was responsible for maintaining all physical aspects of parks under the Forester and Fire Warden’s Office, and 2) the Department of Recreation, Camps and Playgrounds which was responsible for administering all park programs.
On July 1, 1944, the Department of Parks and Recreation was created by ordinance and all functions were merged into this new Department. Since then, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation has been meeting the recreational needs of residents and visitors from all over the world through programming, facilities, land acquisition and environmental stewardship and more!
Today, the Department owns 182 beautiful parks including natural areas, wildlife sanctuaries, lakes, trails, arboreta and botanic gardens and local, community and regional parks. The Department also operates the largest municipal golf system with 20 courses at 18 locations and owns great cultural venues including the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre and the world famous Hollywood Bowl.
Creative and innovative recreational programming offers something special for every member of the family and a number of special events are held annually for the enjoyment of the entire community.
The Department is committed to providing social, cultural and recreational opportunities for all to enjoy! The mission and goals of the Department are accomplished through unwavering support from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, County Chief Executive Office, partnerships with other County Departments, Friends Groups, Foundations, non-profit groups and other organizations and agencies and through a team of talented and dedicated employees and volunteers who understand completely how Parks Make Life Better!
Altadena Community Garden
Amigos de Los Rios
Angeles National Forest Recreation Areas
Antelope Valley Trails and Recreation Council
Baldwin Hills Regional Conservation Authority
Board of Governors
Bonelli Park Support Foundation
California Parks and Recreation Society
California State Parks
Center for Natural Land Management
Central Basin Municipal Water District
City of Santa Clarita
Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles
County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation Golf Advisory Committee
Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc.
Equestrian Trails International (ETI)
Friends of Acton Park
Friends of Castaic Lake
Friends of Hart Park
Friends of Jackie Robinson Park
Friends of Robinson Gardens
Friends of Salazar Park
Friends of Steinmetz Park Senior Center
George Lane Park Board
Inter-Agency Council of Child Abuse and Neglect
Junior Golf Foundation
La Cañada / Flintridge Trails Council
Loma Alta Park Community Gardens
Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation, Inc.
Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office
Los Angeles County Community and Senior Services
Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors
Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Los Angeles County Public Library
Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Flood Control District
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Los Angeles County District Attorney
Los Angeles County Office of County Counsel
Los Angeles County Fish and Game Commission
Los Angeles County Parks Foundation
Los Angeles County Probation Department
Los Angeles County Quality Productivity Commission
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
Mountains Restoration Trust
National Recreation and Park Association
Nature Centers Associates of Los Angeles County, San Dimas Canyon
Nature Centers Associates of Los Angeles County, Eaton Canyon
Nature Centers Associates of Los Angeles County, Placerita Canyon
Parks and Recreation Commission
Park Summit of Los Angeles County
Rivers and Mountains Conservancy
San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy
Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Santa Catalina Island Conservancy
Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society
Santa Clarita Valley Trails Advisory Committee
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council
Schabarum Regional Park Support Foundation
South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation
Stephen Sorensen Park Board
Trust for Public Land
Upper San Gabriel Valley Water District
Val Verde Community Benefits Funding Committee