August 19, 2023
Contact: Nick Rivas
Cell: (626) 233 9280
LA County Parks to Close
August 20 & 21 Due to Hurricane Hilary
The County of Los Angeles Parks system will close Sunday, August 20 and Monday, August 21 due to Hurricane Hilary. Out of an abundance of caution, all LA County Parks, buildings and facilities will remain closed, including, but not limited to:
- Picnic Shelters
- Multi-use Trails
- Botanical Gardens and Arboretums
- Lakes and Swim Beaches
- Pools and Aquatic Centers
- Natural Areas and Nature Centers
- Performance Venues
Additionally, all programs and classes are cancelled.
While parks are not fenced in, visitors are encouraged to stay home.
The LA County Parks staff have been working around the clock in preparation of Hurricane Hilary and will remain at parks to monitor safety conditions and impact.
The region is expected to experience possible heavy rainfall, high winds, flooding, and thunderstorms. Stay away from tall structures such as trees, light poles, picnic shelters, and playgrounds.
About LA County Parks and Recreation
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation manages 181 parks. It also operates a network of 9 regional parks, 40 neighborhood parks, 20 community parks, 14 wildlife sanctuaries, 11 nature centers, 43 public swimming pools, more than 200 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 the iconic Hollywood Bowl, and the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, providing County residents with valuable entertainment and cultural resources.