Parks After Dark and More Free Summer Family Fun

What is safe, healthy fun for the whole family, a great way to connect with friends and your community, and hugely popular? Los Angeles County’s Parks After Dark (PAD) program! This year, the L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation will more than double the number of parks offering Parks After Dark (PAD) recreational programming — from nine parks last summer to 20 parks in 2016.

Offering a wide variety of free activities for families, PAD programs keep parks open during evening hours, providing access to community pools and gym facilities. PAD programming includes something for everyone, including classes on cooking, acting, film, dance, martial arts, parenting, arts and crafts, computers and many other subjects. PAD also organizes basketball, soccer, tennis lessons and other sports; as well as concerts, talent shows, movies and resource fairs for all ages. PAD offers a way for people of all ages in communities to come together in healthy, active ways, improving the quality of life for everyone.

From June through August, L.A.’s Parks after Dark programming will be available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 p.m. – 10
p.m. Participating parks include Bassett Park, Belvedere Park, City Terrace Park, Obregon Park, San Angelo Park, Salazar Park, Athens Park, Bethune Park, East Rancho Dominguez County Park, Helen Keller Park, Jesse Owens Park, Roosevelt Park, Ted Watkins Park, El Cariso Park, Adventure Park, Mayberry Park, Pamela Park, Loma Alta Park, Sorensen Park and Val Verde Park.

Visit parks.LACounty.gov or call 2-1-1 for more information on Parks After Dark programming near you.

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