Winter at LA County Parks

Winter at LA County Parks

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It’s Park Time!

Explore • Engage • Connect

Visit LA County Parks this winter for fun, 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 many other exciting programs that you’ll find below. Whether it be one or all of these activities, there’s something for every body this winter with LA County Parks!

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS HERE!

This winter, 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 our ActiveNet reservation system. Get started today by setting up an account at Los Angeles County Online Reservations and Registration (activecommunities.com). Drop-in programs do not require registration!

Want to learn more about our reservation system? Visit parks.lacounty.gov/reserve/ for details and tutorial videos about creating an account, registering for a class, making a reservation and more.

EVERY BODY PLAYS – October 12, 2021 – May 27, 2022
MONDAY – FRIDAY | 2:30pm-5:30pm
AGES: Youth
Participate in fun, winter afterschool activities for FREE at your local LA County Park! Join us one at one of 55 LA County Parks locations for our Every Body Plays Drop-In Afterschool Adventures program that offers a safe space where youth 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).

Registration NOT required!


FREE SNACK PROGRAM – October 12, 2021 – May 27, 2022
MONDAY – FRIDAY | 3:00pm-4:00pm
AGES: Youth
Children and youth ages 18 and under receive a “grab and go” nutritious snack that include vegetables, fruits, seeds and healthy dairy products like milk, string cheese and yogurt, at 46 locations. This free nutrition program will run for a total 35 weeks. Please see dates below for when the program will not be offered due to county holidays.

Registration NOT required!

SPECIAL WINTER PROGRAMS AT LA COUNTY PARKS NATURE CENTERS

GUIDED HIKES – Program Dates: Vary based on Nature Center
ALL AGES WELCOME
Get outdoors, be active and go on a guided hike!
Guided hikes with LA County Parks are an opportunity for families, groups or individuals to experience a hike through our Natural Areas parks with a trained Naturalist. Hikes promote positive connections with nature and the world around us, conservation and climate education, physical and mental well-being, and socialization.

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.


VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS – Must submit request 14 days in advance
ALL AGES WELCOME
LA County Parks’ Virtual Field Trips of our Natural Areas offers classroom teachers and homeschool educators an exciting virtual learning experience for their students! Virtual Field Trips will offer a mix of live and taped programming, plus some live interaction between presenter(s) and students. Virtual Field Trips can be tailored to the learning objectives of the participants and can include an overview of natural world topics.

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.

STORY TIME – NATURE TRAILS December 11, 2021 – February 12, 2022
EVERY SATURDAY | 10:30am-11:30am

ALL AGES WELCOME
Nature Tails Docent led Story Time Reading is an interactive program designed for young readers and their families. Together we will read books and interact with puppets and natural instruments as we learn about plants, animals, and nature. The program is designed to promote bonding, making new friends, building self-confidence, and developing an appreciation for nature. Presentations are given by trained ECNCA volunteer naturalist staff.

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.

YOUNG NATURALIST AFTER SCHOOL CLUB December 7, 2021 – February 10, 2022
TUESDAY – THRUSDAY | 3:00pm – 5:00pm

AGES: 3rd Grade -5th Grade
LA County Parks’ Young Naturalist After School Club is a safe, after-school alternative that provides adventure, nature experiences, and natural history education. Activities include: group games, STEM, nature hikes, and natural history learning opportunities. Youth will gain confidence outdoors and learn how to appreciate the natural world around them!

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.

PARENT AND ME MULTILINGUAL NATURE December 11, 2021 – February 12, 2022
EVERY SATURDAY | 10:30am-11:30am
AGES: Parent with child 7 and under
LA County Parks Parent and Me classes promote creativity, exploration and fitness, while learning to make connections and be comfortable in nature. Activities include: learning Spanish and Mandarin through group games, nature hikes, STEM, animal meet and greets, dramatic play and story time. Participants should bring a snack, face mask and water bottle for filling that is labeled with the child’s name.

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.

FAMILY STORY TIME – Program Dates: Vary based on Nature Center
AGES: Youth
The Family Story Time program is designed for young readers and their families to bond, make new friends, and build self-confidence in addition to an appreciation for nature. Together we will read books, move around, and make crafts as we learn about plants, animals, and nature.

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.

FAMILY NATURE WALK December 11, 2021 – February 12, 2022
EVERY SATURDAY | 9:00am-10:00am
ALL AGES WELCOME
Guided Nature Walks in Eaton Canyon Natural Area are opportunities for the entire family, groups or individuals to experience a walk through the natural area park. Our LA County Parks Walk guides are trained, volunteer docent naturalists that lead the way while participants can enjoy their walk in groups while practicing physical distancing and other current COVID-19 safety guidelines. Walks promote positive connections with nature and the world around us, conservation and climate education, awareness of natural and cultural history, physical and mental well-being, and socialization. Participants meet at Nature Center patio. No dogs are allowed at this guided walk.

Pre-registration is required! Click HERE to sign up.

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