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LA County Parks and Recreation Hosting Juneteenth Celebrations

LA County Parks and Recreation Hosting Juneteenth Celebrations 600 75 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

June 9, 2022
Nick Rivas
Phone: (626) 588-5376

LA County Parks and Recreation Hosting Juneteenth Celebrations

FREE Performances, Guest Speaker Series, Wellness Activities, Art Displays and So Much More in L.A. County Parks!

LOS ANGELES, CA  – It’s Park Time L.A. County! LA County Parks and Recreation invites you to our Juneteenth celebrations, on Saturday, June 18th, all across L.A. County. Attend a celebration at Earvin Magic Johnson Park in South L.A. Dalton Park in Azusa, El Cariso Park in Sylmar, and Jackie Robinson Park in Sun Village.

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States; specifically, when former slaves were finally freed in Galveston, Texas, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Though long celebrated within the Black community, Juneteenth was formally made a federal holiday on June 17th, 2021.

The L.A. County Juneteenth Celebrations are possible thanks to the generosity of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors – First District Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, Second District Supervisor and Board Chair Holly J. Mitchell, Third District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, and Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger – and many community-based organizations throughout L.A. County.

Juneteenth Celebrations are hosted in partnership with local community organizations. Activities feature musical performances, speaker’s series, wellness activities, resource fairs, artist experiences, hands-on children’s activities and so much more.

For more information on Juneteenth celebrations, contact Delmy Villegas-Delgado, Recreation Manager at (626) 369-5141 or at dvillegasdelgado@parks.lacounty.gov.

These are FREE events with no registration required. Food available onsite at cost by local businesses.

Please join us at the following parks and celebrate Juneteenth with us:

Celebrations on Saturday, June 18, 2022:

El Cariso Park – 13100 Hubbard St. Sylmar from 2 pm to 6 pm

Jackie Robinson Park – 8773 E Avenue R Sun Village from 10 am to 10 pm

Dalton Park – 18867 E. Armstead St. Azusa from 1 pm to 6 pm

Earvin Magic Johnson Park – 905 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles from 4 pm to 6 pm

About LA County Parks and Recreation

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation manages 183 parks and operates a network of 70,079 acres of parkland, 475 sports amenities such as futsal, basketball, tennis, lawn bowling and multipurpose fields, 42 swimming pools, 15 wildlife sanctuaries, 10 nature centers that serve as a refuge for over 200 animals, 14 lakes – 3 of which are boating and swimming lakes, 5 equestrians centers, more than 210 miles of multi-use trails, the largest municipal golf system in the nation, consisting of 20 golf courses, in addition to the world-class Arboreta and Botanic Gardens and performance venues – Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Virginia Robinson Gardens and South Coast Botanic Gardens and the Hollywood Bowl and Ford Theaters

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