June 9, 2022
Phone: (626) 588-5376
Parks After Dark is Back for it’s 13th Season! Transforming Parks into Summer Safe Havens
FREE Concerts, Movies, Play Areas, Sports Clinics
and So Much More in L.A. County Parks!
LOS ANGELES, CA – It’s Park Time L.A. County! Parks After Dark returns with fun, free and safe recreational experiences that brings families and communities together at 34 L.A. County Parks. The endless summer of fun kick-off Thursday, June 16 thru August 6, 2022 from 6-10 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy countless summer evenings in LA County parks and take a class to promote self-care, a concert to dance the night away or escape to a movie underneath the stars. Attendees are sure to find something for everyone in their family to enjoy.
Parks After Dark, an award-winning program designed to bring communities together by filling park spaces with family centered activities that transforms local parks into summer safe havens. This summers program lineup will feature an array of girls’ sports programs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Title IX that led the way to gender equity for girl’s participation in sports.
The L.A. County Parks after Dark is possible thanks to the generosity of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors – First District Supervisor and Board Chair Hilda L. Solis, Second District Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, Third District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Fourth District Supervisor Janice Hahn and Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger – L.A. County Parks and Recreation Executive Board, Los Angeles Department of Social Services, L.A. County Probation Department, and the Los Angeles Regional Food Banks.
“Now more than ever, L.A. County families need park spaces to heal from the trauma brought on by COVID-19 combined with the financial stress many people are facing,” L.A. County Parks Executive Director Norma Edith García-González said. “Parks after Dark eliminates barriers to recreational opportunities and introduces families no cost enriching experiences that promote mental and physical health through fun and games.”
Parks After Dark, launched in 2010, has proven to be a successful prevention and intervention program that provides multiple benefits to vulnerable communities, decreasing violence and crime, and increasing social cohesion and community well-being. In 2018, Parks After Dark was recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association, which presented L.A. County Parks and Recreation with is Best in Innovation award.
For more information on Parks After Dark, visit https://parks.lacounty.gov/PAD.
All PAD parks will host programs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00-10:00PM between June 16th and August 6th.
Jackie Robinson Park – 8773 E. Avenue R, Littlerock
Stephen Sorenson Park – 16801 E. Avenue P, Lake Los Angeles
George Lane Park – 5520 W. Ave L-8, Quartz Hill
Val Verde Community Regional Park – 30300 W. Arlington Rd., Val Verde
El Cariso Community Regional Park – 13100 Hubbard St., Sylmar
Loma Alta Park – 3330 N. Lincoln Ave., Altadena
Pamela County Park – 2236 Goodall Ave., Duarte
Valleydale Park – 5525 N. Lark Ellen Ave., Azusa
Charter Oak Park – 20261 E. Covina Blvd., Covina
San Angelo Park – 245 S. San Angelo Ave., La Puente
Bassett Park – 510 N. Vineland Ave., La Puente
Allen J. Martin Park – 14830 E. Giordano St., La Puente
Rimgrove Park – 747 N. Rimgrove Dr., La Puente
William Steinmetz Park – 1545 S, Stimson Ave., Hacienda Heights
Amigo Park – 5700 S. Juarez Ave., Whittier
Sorenson Park – 11419 Rose Hedge Dr., Whittier
Adventure Park – 10130 S. Gunn Ave., Whittier
Amelia Mayberry Park – 13201 E. Meyer Rd., Whittier
City Terrace Park – 1126 N. Hazard Ave., East Los Angeles
Eugene A. Obregon Park – 4021 E. First St., Los Angeles
Belvedere Community Regional Park – 4914 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles
Ruben Salazar Park – 3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles
Saybrook Park – 6250 E. Northside Dr., East Los Angeles
East Rancho Dominguez Park – 15116 S. Atlantic Ave., Compton
Mona Park – 2291 E. 121st St., Compton
Athens Park – 12603 S. Broadway, Los Angeles
Mary M. Bethune Park – 1244 E. 61st St., Los Angeles
Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park – 905 E. El Segundo Blvd, Los Angeles
Helen Keller Park – 12521 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles
Jesse Owens Community Regional Park – 9651 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles
Franklin D. Roosevelt Park – 7600 Graham Ave., Los Angeles
Ted Watkins Memorial Park – 1335 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles
Col. Leon H. Washington Park – 8908 S. Maie Ave., Los Angeles
George Washington Carver Park – 1400 E. 118th St., Los Angeles
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 for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, and the largest municipal golf system in the nation, consisting of 20 golf courses. The department also maintains four botanical centers: The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, the South Coast Botanic Garden, Descanso Gardens, and Virginia Robinson Gardens. The department also owns and operates the iconic Hollywood Bowl and John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, which are jointly managed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, providing County residents with valuable entertainment and cultural resources.