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Parks After Dark Kicks Off Summer Season June 15 in Unincorporated Whittier Parks

Whittier, CA—Today, 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. 

“Every summer, Parks After Dark transforms our county parks into safe spaces for neighbors and families to come together to enjoy warm summer evenings,” said Supervisor Hahn. “This year we were able to bring Parks After Dark to two new parks in the unincorporated Whittier area.”

Programs will take place Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 6 pm to 10 pm through August 5, 2017.  (See full schedule of activities below)

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. 

Adventure Park: 10130 Gunn Ave, Whittier, CA 90605

Activity/Event

Age Group

Days

Times

Hot food service

All ages

Every Thursday and Friday

6:00 – 8:00 pm

RE/MAX Certified Green Real Estate Professional Broker – Information and Assistance

All ages

Every Thursday

7:00-9:00 pm

Walking club

All ages

Every Thursday

6:30-9:00 pm

Rose Hills pre-planning advisor

All ages

Every Thursday

6:00-8:00 pm

Eco-voices (environmental stewardship)

All ages

Every Thursday

6:00-8:00 pm

Parent advisor committee/Southern California Indian Center

All ages

6/25

6:00-8:00 pm

Zumba

All ages

Every Thursday

6:00-8:00 pm

Nature Program

All ages

Every Thursday

6:00-8:00 pm

Basketball clinic

5 to 11 and 12- 18

Every Saturday

6:00-10 pm

Indoor soccer

Youth

Every Friday

6:00-7:00 pm

Natural History Museum’s Mobile Museum

All ages

8/3

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Resource Fair

All Ages

8/3

6:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Amigo Park:  5700 Juarez Ave, Whittier, CA 90606

Event/Activity

Age Group

Days

Times

Youth Sports Clinic

Ages 6-12

Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Kid Zone (Jumpers)

All Ages

Thursdays

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Outdoor Family Games/Activities

All Ages

Thursdays

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Youth Basketball Clinic

Ages 6-12

Fridays

7:30 – 8:30 pm

Outdoor Movie Night

All Ages

Fridays

8:00 – 10:00 pm

Walking Club

All Ages

Fridays

TBD

Outdoor Family Games/Activities

All Ages

Saturdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Concerts In the Park

All Ages

Saturdays

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Resource Fair

All Ages

7/21

6:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Amelia Mayberry Park: 13201 Meyer Rd, Whittier, CA 90605

Event/Activity

Age Group

Days

Times

Youth Flag Football Clinic

7 through 8

Every Thursday and Friday

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Youth Flag Football Clinic

9 through 10

Every Thursday

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Youth Basketball Clinic

7 through 8

Every Saturday

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Youth Basketball Clinic

9 through 10

Every Saturday

7:30 – 9:00 pm

Youth Basketball Clinic

11 through 12

Every Saturday

9:00 – 10:00 pm

Youth & Adult Zumba

8 and older

Every Thursday and Friday

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Walking Club

Open

Every Thursday

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Kids Zone

3 and older

Every Thurs., Fri. and Sat.

6:00 – 9:30 pm

Hidden Treasures of Hope Game Booth

Open

Every Friday

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Resource Fair

Open

Thursday, June 22, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Concerts In the Park

Open

Every Friday

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Movies In the Park

Open

Every Saturday

8:00 – 10:00 pm

Resource Fair

All Ages

6/22

6:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Sorensen Park: 11419 Rose Hedge Dr, Whittier, CA 90606

Event/Activity

Age Group

Days

Times

Outdoor Movie Night

All Ages

Thursdays

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Youth Baseball

Ages 6-14

Thursdays

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Zumba Class

Ages 18 & Up

Thursdays

TBD

Youth Basketball Clinic

Ages 6-12

Fridays

TBD

Hip Hop Dance Class

TBD

Fridays

TBD

Walking Club

All Ages

Fridays

TBD

Youth Baseball

Ages 6-14

Fridays

6:00pm – 8:30pm

Outdoor Family Games/Activities

All Ages

Saturdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Kid Zone (Jumpers)

All Ages

Saturdays

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Concerts In the Park

All Ages

Saturdays

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Resource Fair

All Ages

6/29

6:00 – 8:00 pm