Holiday in the Parks 2018

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.

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




The 2017 Recipients of our Holiday in the Parks grant included:

Alpine Recreation Center
Brandford Recreation Center
Carlin G. Smith Recreation Center
Central Park Recreation Center
Chatsworth Recreation Center
Elysian Valley Recreation Center
Felicia Mahood Senior Center
Granada Hills Recreation Center
Highland Park Recreation Center
Lake View Terrace Recreation Center
Lemon Grove Recreation Center
Lincoln Heights Youth Center
Lincoln Park Recreation Center
Mt. Carmel Recreation Center
Queen Anne Recreation Center
Ritchie Valens Recreation Center
South Park Recreation Center
St. Andrews Recreation Center
Toberman Recreation Center
Watts Senior Center