Make LA County Parks your destination for fun with over 181 parks to choose from across the county

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 7, 2024) — As the spring season approaches, LA County Parks is excited to announce a wide range of recreational activities and programs for youth and families. From sports leagues to nature exploration programs, aquatics, cultural events, and more, there are endless possibilities for fun and adventure, all at an affordable cost or even for free.

Registration for spring recreation classes opened on January 22. Youth sports registration is now open and continues through April 13 with a low-cost registration fee which includes a uniform. Other spring sports pricing may vary. Spring sports include co-ed Baseball, Girls Softball, Dodgers Dreamteam, and Youth Volleyball clinics.

“As the temperature warms and residents make their way outdoors, parks play a critical role in providing a safe place for families and friends to gather,” said Norma E. García-González, Director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation. “Our diverse programming centers on building community across each of our park regions. Whether joining a team sport, diving into aquatics, taking on a nature center activity, or joining our contract classes like dance, poetry, martial arts, arts & crafts, there is something fun for everyone indoors and outdoors at the County of LA Parks and Recreation this season.”

See below for a partial list of LA County Parks spring season programming. Visit our website for a full listing of LA County Parks spring programming,


● Spring Jubilee: From March 20 to March 30, enjoy fun activities such as performances, workshops, egg hunts, edible crafts, community activities, food tastings and more.

● Spring Parks After Dark: Offered from March 21 to April 13, bring your friends and family to explore all the free art and cultural activities offered throughout 34 LA County Parks. Dust off your dancing shoes and join us for a full night of live music and dance for the whole family.

● Park At Sunset: From May 2 to May 11, come fuel your soul by attending a free drop-in activity during sunset at an LA County Park near you. From meditation, yoga, dance and canvas painting, there are lots of family-friendly activities to choose from.

● Asian American Pacific Islander Month: Throughout May 16 to May 31, celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month with LA County Parks! Learn about the history, culture, and achievements of this diverse community through various events and activities. Enjoy performances, arts & crafts, food tastings, and more.


● Contract Classes: Classes and registrations are on a rolling basis now through May 25. Whether you’re taking up a new hobby, discovering a skill or being more active, LA County Parks has a class for everyone. Prices vary per class.

● Every Body Plays: Through May 24, school-aged youth can participate in fun, spring after school activities for free at your local LA County Park. Visit one of 59 park locations for Every Body Plays Drop-In Afterschool Adventures program weekdays from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Activities like fitness, self-care, sports, arts, games, and ESTEAM (Environment, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) are offered. Registration is not required.

● Free Snack Program: Through May 24, children and youth ages 18 and under can enjoy a nutritious snack that includes vegetables, fruits, seeds, and healthy dairy products across 46 LA County Parks locations. This free nutrition program is available Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please note that the program will not be offered during county holidays.

SPORTS Registration required.

● Dates and times vary on sport and location. Youth sports registration is now open and continues through April 13 with a low-cost registration fee which includes a uniform. Other spring sports pricing may vary. Spring sports include co-ed Baseball, Girls Softball, Dodgers Dreamteam, and Youth Volleyball clinics.

AQUATICS Available at six year-round pools throughout May 24. Registration is required unless otherwise indicated. Dates vary, please visit for details.

● Learn To Swim: Comprehensive instruction for swimmers of all ages and skill levels, focusing on water safety, stroke development, and overall confidence in the water. For all ages 6 months and up. Classes start at $25 per session.

● Swim Team: Swim Team introduces competitive swimming for youth, ages 7 to 17. This program introduces novice swimmers to the competitive world of swimming and focuses on developing good sportsmanship and proper stroke technique. Must be able to swim at a level 3 and comfortable in the water. Registration fees are $25 for a 10-week league.

● Water Exercise: This is an instructor led aquatic exercise program that allows the participant to get a great workout without the impact on joints and other body parts that traditional aerobics classes create. This program is offered to adults ages 18 and older and is conducted in both deep and shallow water. Participants must be comfortable in the water and have a proper bathing swim attire. $35 a month for ages 18 and above.

● Lap Swim: Swim laps in pools with swimming lanes. $15/5 punch card. $80/30 punch card.

● Everybody Swims: Open pools for everyone of any age. Free every Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


● Every Body Explores: Available from February 26 to May 25, see spring webpage for full schedule. This program provides participants of all ages an opportunity to explore Natural Areas parks through educational hands-on activities and the ability to check out a Naturalist field backpack.

● Nature Center Discovery: Available from February 26 to May 25, join LA County Parks on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for a meet and greet with our nature experts to learn about our local habitats and wildlife.

About the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation

The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation manages 181 parks. It also operates a network of 9 regional parks, 38 neighborhood parks, 20 community parks, 16 wildlife sanctuaries, 8 nature centers, 41 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 18 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.