The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation proudly provides recreational opportunities for more than 20 million visitors each year who enjoy our local, community and regional parks, our lakes, golf courses, gardens, cultural and entertainment venues including the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre and the world famous Hollywood Bowl. The Department has 2,500 employees with more than 150 job classifications in a variety of fields including recreation, grounds maintenance, landscape architecture, planning and development, golf, contracts, special districts and administration.

Click the button below to see open job opportunities with Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation.


Our incredible volunteers play a vital role in helping the Department meet it’s mission and goals. Many of our community parks have volunteer opportunities in areas such as athletic programs, after school programs, tiny tot programs and general park operations.

Our Regional Park Facilities have more specialized volunteer programs that range from docents at our nature centers and botanic gardens, mounted assistance units for our equestrian trails, and guides for our many school tours. There are also many projects available for fulfilling educational community service requirements.

To find out more information about volunteer opportunities, click the button below.


Parks and Recreation provides the public with a contracting process that ensures integrity and fairness throughout the solicitation process by utilizing effective County contracting practices that improve the health and safety of the residents and visitors to the County.


The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation loves the movies! With so many parks, gardens, lakes, and natural areas, we have a wide variety of locations and scenery that location scouts are looking for.

The Department hosts approximately 300 film projects a year.  Click on the link below to find more information regarding filming permits, popular filming locations, contact info, etc.


Los Angeles County residents and visitors have long valued parks as a place where individuals
can relax, swim, enjoy family time, walk, meditate, and seek spiritual renewal. Today’s County parks
are in need of economic stimulus.

Impact a Life – Adopt a Park!

Through your participation, the Adopt a Park Program will successfully preserve Los Angeles County parks and develop enriching programs that will provide a cost effective way to generate community economic growth, pride, community involvement, and preventative health care.

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