2018 Holiday in the Parks

Every year since 2010, the Los Angeles Parks Foundation gives out 20 special grants to Recreation Centers throughout the city to support a holiday-themed event for their community. The resources we provide enable popular events such as Breakfast with Santa, Children’s Plays & Dance Recitals, Community Toy Giveaways, and Musical Performances. We strive to support recreation centers in high-need communities, and have thus far been able to reach over 80 recreation centers throughout the city.

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Holiday in the Parks Grant!

  • Banning Recreation Center – Elf Family Run
  • Branford Recreation Center – Breakfast with Santa
  • Canoga Park Senior Center – Winter Holiday Party & Dance
  • Cypress Recreation Center – Dinner with Santa
  • El Sereno Recreation Center – Holiday Breakfast with Santa
  • Gilbert Lindsay Recreation Center – Holiday Sweets with Santa
  • Glassell Recreation Center – Winter Holiday Showcase
  • Hubert Humphrey Recreation Center  – Holiday Performance Show
  • Lafayette Recreation Center – Brunch with Santa
  • Loren Miller Recreation Center – Joy to the World Breakfast & Crafts
  • Lou Costello Recreation Center – Winter Holiday Show
  • Montecito Heights Recreation Center – Winter Holiday Party
  • Pecan Recreation Center – Holiday Cheer Festival
  • Ramon Garcia Recreation Center – Dinner with Santa Clause
  • Rose Hill Recreation Center – Pizza Party with Santa
  • Slauson Multipurpose Center – Cocoa, Cookies and Movie Screening
  • Sun Valley Recreation Center – Holiday Show
  • Trinity Recreation Center – Winter Wonderland Holiday Event
  • Van Ness Recreation Center – Holiday Winter Celebration
  • Winnetka Recreation Center – Winter Holiday Show

CLICK HERE to view PDF Press Release (Includes media advisory and event flyers)


Requests for proposals are due by November 26th if your Recreation Center wishes to be considered for this grant! The winners of the grants will be announced the first week of December, and events usually take place the second or third week of December. For more information about this program, contact Emily Williams at emily@laparksfoundation.org.