It’s Park Time!
Explore • Engage • Connect
Visit LA County Parks this Summer 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 overnight camping at the park. Make LA County Parks your destination for summer activities!
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS HERE!
This summer 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 ActiveNet. Get started by setting up an account today at Los Angeles County Online Reservations and Registration (activecommunities.com). Drop-in programs do not require registration.
Click below links for video tutorials on Active Net:
ENGLISH: VIDEO TUTORIAL – HOW TO CREATE AN ACTIVE NET ACCOUNT
SPANISH: VIDEO TUTORIAL – HOW TO CREATE AN ACTIVE NET ACCOUNT
ENGLISH: VIDEO TUTORIAL – HOW TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS/ACTIVITY
PARKS AFTER DARK – JUNE 18 – AUGUST 7
FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS
Parks After Dark (PAD) is a free community program offering activities and other programs for all ages and interests when school is not in session. This summer, join us under the stars with your family and community as you enjoy over 250 movie offerings on Friday nights. And thanks to a partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture and support from the Board of Supervisors, over 200 free concerts are being offered throughout the summer on Saturday nights at one of 33 parks near you!
MORE INFORMATION & LINEUP HERE!
EVERY BODY PLAYS DROP IN SUMMER ADVENTURE – JUNE 15 – AUGUST 6
MONDAYS – FRIDAYS 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Join us at Every Body Plays Drop-in Adventure, a safe space where youth ages 7-17 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). Every Body Plays is a positive space with a curriculum that is youth centered and designed for fun!
FREE – No registration required.
SPORTS FOR ALL – Free Registration Required
SATURDAYS FROM JUNE 19 THROUGH AUGUST 7 AT VARIOUS TIMES
All youth deserve the chance to play sports! LA County Parks is proud to offer FREE sports clinics offered at 25 parks for youth ages 6-12. Have fun, exercise and develop a love for being active with basic skills training in soccer, basketball, baseball, softball and cheer on Saturdays. Each clinic lasts about two hours. Pre-registration is required. Sign up HERE!
EVERY BODY EXPLORES – JUNE 15 – AUGUST 6
WEDNESDAYS-FRIDAYS 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM AND SATURDAYS 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Go on an adventure at one of our amazing seven Nature Centers! Explore ecosystems, identify plants and wildlife, make art from nature and maybe even meet special animal guests. Every Body Explores encourages participants of all ages to explore the natural world through safe discovery. Participants will have access to caring staff, the chance to make new friends and have fun! Drop in, get outdoors, and learn about the natural world around you!
FREE – No registration required.
FREE LUNCH AND SNACK PROGRAM – JUNE 15 – AUGUST 6
MONDAYS – FRIDAYS 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH / 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM SNACKS
Youth 18 years old and younger can enjoy a healthy lunch and snack at select LA County parks. Kids are invited to receive free nutritious lunch and snacks that include vegetables, fruits, seeds and healthy dairy products like milk, string cheese and yogurt. The program is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle, elevate energy levels and ensure children do not go hungry while playing at the park. Created to help reduce the growing percentage of young people in the United States challenged by obesity or lack of consistent access to wholesome meals, the program aims to provide a healthy alternative for youth while school is out for the summer.
EVERY BODY SWIMS – JUNE 15 – AUGUST 22
MONDAYS – FRIDAYS 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM and SATURDAYS 12:30PM – 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM – 4:45 PM.
Every Body Swims is a fun and positive way to practice new skills, be physically active and spend quality time with family and friends. Water is known to reduce the impact on joints, soothe the mind, body and increase energy levels. The County of Los Angeles offers the program at all County run aquatic facilities. Visit a pool today and begin enjoying this fun and healthy activity!
Drop in for FREE – No registration required.
LEARN TO SWIM – Starts JUNE 21 – Registration required
CLASSES OFFERED MONDAY – FRIDAY WITH MORNING AND EVENING TIMES AVAILABLE AND SATURDAY MORNINGS
Our progressive swim lessons teach swimming skills, stroke technique and water safety while encouraging a lifelong love of the water. The program is designed to give students a positive learning experience while progressing steadily through the skills. Each level includes swimming skills as well as water safety lessons both for pools and open water. All levels follow the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. REGISTER HERE
SPLASH PADS – Start June 15
OPEN 10:00AM – 6:00PM, 7 DAYS A WEEK
During hot summer months, children throughout Los Angeles County can cool off and have fun by visiting one of our 22 Splash Pads located at our parks. Whimsically decorated to stir the imagination of young children at play (ships, flowers and spirals are just some of the designs to be found), the colorful devices included on splash pads spray and shower youngsters with cool water, making them one of the most popular summertime attractions for young children.
ADULT WATER EXERCISE – JUNE 15 – JULY 27 – Registration required
Water Exercise can conform to almost any individual needs, abilities or restrictions. You can adjust the size and speed of your movements to change the level of exertion that best fits your needs. Water exercise can be done no matter what your age, weight or physical fitness level is because water keeps the body buoyant and therefore does not unduly stress the joints and muscles. When doing water exercise, it is the water, not your legs, that supports your weight. This fact does make water aerobics or other types of water exercise wonderful for people who have suffered orthopedic injuries. This program is offered to adults ages 18 and older and is conducted in both deep and shallow water. Participants must be comfortable in the water and have a proper bathing swim attire. REGISTER HERE
OVERNIGHT CAMPING – Registration Required
Camp under the stars this summer at one of our beautiful LA County Regional Parks! Register today to enjoy a night of camping. $10 per person. FREE for ages 11 & under. Space is limited. REGISTER HERE
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LA COUNTY JUNIOR GOLF – Free Registration Required – CLASSES FULL AS OF 6/12/21
DAYS AND TIMES VARY BY COURSE
The LA County Junior Golf Program offers weeklong golf lessons for youth, ages 4-18, at various golf courses throughout the year. FREE golf lessons are provided in a safe, fun and organized learning environment, introducing the game of golf for beginner and intermediate juniors. Equipment is provided for those who do not have any. All registrations are received on a first come, first served basis and our available exclusively. REGISTER HERE
SUMMER CONTRACT CLASSES – Registration Required
VARIOUS DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS (VIRTUAL OPTIONS, TOO!)
LA County Parks and Recreation teamed up with some of the best instructors in Los Angeles to bring you hundreds of classes for all ages, levels and budgets. Take a class virtually from the comfort of your home or head to your local park for some fresh air and dynamic outdoor classes! Whether you’re looking to be more active, learn a new hobby or take up a new skill or language, we have just the class to help you and everyone in your family achieve your summer goals. LEARN MORE
OUR SPOT – YEAR ROUND
MONDAYS – FRIDAYS 3:00PM – 7:00PM
Our SPOT is a FREE, safe place for all teens in grades 7th-12th to connect and make a real difference in their communities through social action projects. Social Places and Opportunities for Teens supports positive youth development through recreational experiences offered by caring and trained staff who serve as mentors. Youth explore their identify and build confidence through social conscious curriculum on topics related to trauma-informed care and substance abuse prevention. Weekly artist experiences provide a space for youth to take up issues they care about using an artistic lens.
OUR SPOT TEEN SUMMIT
JUNE 21 – JUNE 25 / 4:30PM – 6:30PM
The “Rising & Shaping our Futures” teen summit will be a weeklong event where youth will have the opportunity to join virtually from their Our SPOT locations. Complete with engaging workshops and guest speakers, youth will be able to share positive space and learn about 21st century skills and pathways to college and careers.
FREE – No Registration Required
JOIN US AT YOUR LOCAL OUR SPOT LOCATION OR CLICK HERE TO JOIN EVENT VIRTUALLY
REVIVING BASEBALL IN THE INNER CITY (RBI) – Free Registration Required
LA County Parks is proud to partner with the Dodgers Foundation for Dodgers RBI. The RBI Program is offer free to boys and girls between the ages of 5-18. Participants obtain basic baseball and softball skills through structured practices and organized recreational games. REGISTER HERE