The City of Los Angeles, Recreation and Parks Department, Aquatics Division offers families and community members many healthy, affordable and safe aquatic activities at their public pools, lakes and beaches. The Aquatics Division operates 59 swimming pools, 10 lakes and a beach. In addition, the ... (see full description)
Have you ever wondered what happens at the Zoo when the last guest leaves Your adventure begins with a special guided tour of the Zoo's hundreds of animals leading you to base camp where your tent will be waiting for you. Enjoy a fun-filled night of interactive family adventures complete with a ... (see full description)
Preschool Class for children age 3 to 4 with an adult. Classes are offered monthly and are geared toward a specific theme. Class Time: 10:00 a.m. Length of class is approximately one hour. Activities include: circle time to learn about featured animal(s); craft project and a guided tour of specific ... (see full description)
El Pueblo Historical Monument is the cultural and historic heart of the city. El Pueblo is conveniently located near Downtown Los Angeles and across the street from Union Station. To find out more information about how to get to El Pueblo from your location, please click on the link below or call ... (see full description)
The Garden offers docent-led tours and open-strolling for visitors. Docent-led-tours held Monday through Thursday 9:30, 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. (Reservations required). Tours are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Open strolling held Monday through Thursdays 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. ... (see full description)
The department provides information and referrals to dog owners regarding obedience programs and off leash dog parks.
Elysian Park, exemplary of a well maintained big city park, is centrally located on the north end of Los Angeles just minutes away from City Hall and downtown Los Angeles to the south. The Los Angeles Police Academy is housed within the park. All roads around Elysian lead to the World Famous Dodger ... (see full description)
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Various parks or lakes within Los Angeles that allow fishing and stock fish.
Volunteers have been an important part of the Los Angeles Zoo since its opening in 1966. At the Los Angeles Zoo, we depend heavily on volunteer support with our events, our everyday operations, and to help make life better for each and every animal in our care. The positions available are as varied ... (see full description)
With over 4,210 acres of both natural chapparal-covered terrain and landscaped parkland and picnic areas, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park with urban wilderness ares in the United States. Situated in the eastern Santa Monica Mountain range, the Park's elevations range from 384 to 1,625 ... (see full description)
Picturesque garden areas available by permit for such events as weddings, picture taking, and commercial filming. These gardens also have volunteer programs, gardening classes, and most have plots to rent for gardening.
The Indian Rhino Encounter is an exciting behind the scenes tour that offers an opportunity for participants to get up close and personal with one of the Los Angeles Zoos largest residents, the Indian rhinoceros. This tour is available every Saturday, Sunday, and holidays for an additional fee to ... (see full description)
Since 1996, the LA Kids program has been instrumental in providing free recreational opportunities for our City's youth ages 6-18. It has provided our young people a level playing field with equal access to quality recreational programming. LA Kids offers center run classes, year-round youth sports ... (see full description)
MyLA311 links Angelenos with the services and information they need to enjoy their city, beautify their community and stay connected with their local government. This mobile phone application is available for iPhone and Android phones. The Submit Service Request feature allows you to quickly and ... (see full description)
Orcutt Ranch is a secluded garden setting for weddings and events nestled in the foothills of the west San Fernando Valley. This picturesque Spanish style estate is accented by marble statues, citrus groves, and towering oaks.
In the heart of the City of Los Angeles lies one of the oldest and the most beautiful parks, Pershing Square. The park features unique architecture, art, and landscape from the creative work of world-renowned architect Richardo Legorreta; one of the world's finest landscape architects Laurie Olin; ... (see full description)
The Department operates 123 recreation centers, 54 swimming pools, 9 lakes, 7 camps both in and out of town, more than a dozen museums and historic sites, and hundreds of programs for youth, seniors, the physically disabled and volunteer. Regional offices provide center listings and program ... (see full description)
The Sepulveda Garden Center is a community garden operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. The center occupies approximately 16 acres and contains approximately 420 garden plots, about ten feet by twenty feet in size. Interested parties can rent plots.
The Aquatics Division consists of 51 swimming pools (13 year-round and 38 seasonal) within the City.
Toddler Totes is for 2 year olds and their attending adult. The class begins with "circle time," when the children are introduced to the special theme of the day. Story-time, a game or sing-a-long, and an animal guest, add to the "edu-tainment" of this wonderful mini-class. ... (see full description)
The Valley Region comprises the San Fernando Valley which stretches from Tujunga in the east to West Hills in the west and all City property north of Mulholland Dr. Initially serving as a residential suburb to the central city, the Valley now boasts of substantial industries made up of ... (see full description)
Docents & Student Volunteers are volunteer "educators" who share their knowledge of the Zoo and the natural world with children and families through numerous educational programs. Those with a love and appreciation for the environment and working with the public may apply in July for ... (see full description)
General admission tickets allow a one-day admission to the Los Angeles Zoo any day of the week during posted regular business hours. Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day of your visit or in advance through the Zoo's Web store. Tickets purchased online are delivered via e-mail as a PDF ... (see full description)
This is a group rate ticket discount program, offering $3 off per regular adult and $1 off per regular child admission ticket for orders of 15 or more. Tickets can be purchased in any combination of Adult, Child, and/or Senior. Senior citizen rate tickets do not receive an additional discount but do ... (see full description)
Guided tours are offered to school groups Monday through Friday and to the general public on weekends. Summer Tours, July through August, are offered Tuesday through Thursday as well as on weekends. All tours require a reservation that must be made at least two weeks in advance. Tours are limited to ... (see full description)
This program is offered to scouts only (boys & girls) third grade and above. The program begins in October and runs through May. It is offered on a Saturday & Sunday 1-2 times per month. Participants will learn why zoos exist and what their role is in the world today. The program includes a ... (see full description)
Explore the wonders of nature from the plains of Africa to the depths of the ocean. Visit the Los Angeles Zoo and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach on the same day or on separate days for one great price. Combo tickets can be purchased at the gates of either venue, or online through the ... (see full description)
Your kids will go ape over the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens' fun camp opportunities. There are many classes to choose from for youngsters ages 4-12. Children will learn and discover the wonders of wildlife through engaging activities that include games and visits with our special animal ... (see full description)
Zoopendous Nights is an overnight camping experience at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. This program gives children ages 7-12 involved in scout troops or other organized groups, the opportunity to experience the Zoo at night. Participants will sleep in an air-conditioned indoor area. The ... (see full description)