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Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

June 3, 2021, 11am PDT
Not only does the redevelopment of a large section of Earvin Magic Johnson Park in Willowbrook offer much needed green space and new amenities, it also helps to conserve water and improve water quality.
Los Angeles Times
May 14, 2021, 7am PDT
As part of a study, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is conducting a survey to better understand the use of facilities like beaches, natural areas, open spaces, regional parks, trails, and local parks in rural areas.
Urbanize LA
April 19, 2021, 8am PDT
Los Angeles County implements equity-focused community parks and recreation plans.
Parks & Recreation Magazine
March 28, 2021, 9am PDT
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is doing a study to inventory and analyze the need for facilities like beaches, natural areas, open space, regional parks, trails, and local parks in rural areas.
National Recreation and Park Association Open Space Blog
February 25, 2021, 11am PST
An almost two-year, $83-million redevelopment of a large section of Earvin Magic Johnson Park in Willowbrook has been completed, offering much needed green space and new amenities to community members.
Urbanize LA
February 23, 2021, 11am PST
During the COVID-19 pandemic, public gardens like the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden have become very popular destinations, serving as places of respite and recreation for a weary public.
Zocalo Public Square
January 19, 2021, 9am PST
Los Angeles County partners with The Tree Pledge and the Radical Resilience Lab to strategically plant trees where they are most needed.
PRNewswire
November 5, 2020, 10am PST
A new 13-mile regional trail opens in South Los Angeles, connecting various parks to the Pacific Ocean and providing additional opportunities for residents to enjoy outdoor recreation during a pandemic.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
October 15, 2020, 10am PDT
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Park in Willowbrook has been transformed with $70 million worth of improvements, including a 20,000-square foot event center for community gatherings and events.
Los Angeles Sentinel
October 6, 2020, 11am PDT
In pursuit of a grant for park development, Los Angeles County engages community members virtually to gather input and design a new park.
Antelope Valley Press
September 13, 2020, 9am PDT
With COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation modified its popular Parks After Dark program so that it could still meet community needs, while complying with public health orders.
National Recreation and Park Association Open Space Blog
July 28, 2020, 10am PDT
Trails have become very popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more about how trail planners in L.A. County plan for multi-use trails and promote the safe use of trails.
Parks & Rec Business
May 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
Several cities are using mobile park and recreation services to augment existing parks and fill gaps in parks. LA County parks planner Clement Lau describes a sampling of mobile programs.
UrbDeZine
February 17, 2019, 11am PST
Los Angeles is surrounded by beautiful nature in the form of hills, mountains, beaches, and deserts, but its notorious traffic can make it hell to get there. L.A. County Park Planner Clement Lau describes his favorite nearby nature doses.
UrbDeZine
September 7, 2014, 9am PDT
A recent Los Angeles Times article described the creative ways the city of Los Angeles is trying to meet park needs. Los Angeles County park planner Clement Lau describes the county's side of the story.
UrbDeZine
August 1, 2014, 11am PDT
An overview of how Los Angeles County’s Department of Parks and Recreation is creating projects that tackle the effects of climate change, by planner Clement Lau.
UrbDeZine