It’s Park Time L.A. County. Bring a blanket, a folding chair, and your dancing shoes! The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation proudly announces the return of its award-winning Parks After Dark (PAD) summer program for 2021 with a full slate of movies and live music to entertain neighbors, families and friends in outdoor fun, a much-needed respite after more than a year of social isolation.
Parks After Dark begins its summer evening program on Friday, June 18 with Movie Night, then kicks it into high gear on Saturday, June 19 with the return of Summer Concerts. All programs are free to the public. Friday night movies start at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Call your local park to find out more about pre-entertainment activities that start at 6:30 p.m.
Movie Nights will run on consecutive Fridays through August 6 at all 33 Parks After Dark locations (Bassett Park Movie Night will begin on Friday, July 16).
And, thanks to the generous support of the Board of Supervisors and the collaboration of the Department of Arts and Culture, PAD parks will also host Free Summer Concerts and Arts Education programs for youth and families!
Summer Concert dates vary. The start and end dates, and participating parks, are as follows:
For more information on summer activities throughout L.A. County, please visit the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation parks.lacounty.gov/summer.
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, the largest municipal golf system in the nation, consisting of 20 golf courses, in addition to the world-class Arboreta and Botanic Gardens and performance venues - Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Virginia Robinson Gardens and South Coast Botanic Gardens and the Hollywood Bowl and Ford Theaters.