Supervisor Janice Hahn announced the kick-off date of this summer’s Los Angeles County Parks After Dark program which, this year, has expanded to two new parks in the unincorporated Whittier area. On June 15, Parks After Dark will return to Adventure Park and Mayberry Park, and launch for the first time in Amigo Park and Sorenson Park.
The Parks After Dark program is administered through LA County Parks and Recreation and brings free recreational activities and events to county parks during extended hours to foster safe, family-friendly spaces for communities to enjoy on summer evenings. This year Adventure, Mayberry, Amigo, and Sorenson parks will feature everything from youth sports and Zumba, to outdoor movie nights and hip-hop classes—all free and open to the public.
Since its inception in 2010, Parks After Dark has been credited with decreasing violence and crime which tends to spike in summer months, and increasing neighborhood cohesion and community well-being.