Mission

Parks are an essential component of what constitutes a great city. The Los Angeles Parks Foundation’s mission is to enhance, expand, preserve, and promote public recreation, parks, and open space for the diverse people of Los Angeles.

About the LA Parks Foundation

The foundation is an example of the unique benefit that can be realized through public-private partnerships. Established in 2008 as a California not-for-profit, operating under EIN 26-2358338, the Foundation was created to support the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks. We have raised over $34 million to support L.A. city parks.

What we do

The Los Angeles Parks Foundation raises funds for projects and programs of all sizes throughout our city parks. Whether it’s building a state-of-the art archery range or placing donated benches beneath shady trees, the L.A. Parks Foundation continues to expand its role with private funding to support our city parks. Our signature initiatives include our Adopt-A-Park, Friends of the Parks, and Donate-A-Bench programs.

Join Us

Did you know there are 450 city parks in Los Angeles? Open to the public 365 days a year and providing high-quality programs and recreational opportunities to all ages, parks are essential to our quality of life. Whether a donor is an individual, a corporation, a non-profit organization or community group, the Los Angeles Parks Foundation uses funds efficiently and effectively to improve our city parks.
  • SUSTAINABILITY: Support our city parks’ role in water conservation, air quality improvement, wildlife habitat preservation and sustainability.

  • PRESERVATION: Protect and enhance the beauty, historic value, and cultural relevance of our city parks for all Angelenos to enjoy.

  • ACCESS – Create opportunities for recreation and park enjoyment that are affordable, available, and generally within a ten-minute walk in all neighborhoods and communities across Los Angeles.

  • COMMUNITY: Expand the role of city parks as vibrant centers of community and urban life for all Angelenos.

  • EQUITY: Ensure that city park facilities and programs are provided throughout Los Angeles for both residents and visitors, regardless of age, gender, income, race, ethnicity, or ability.

  • SHELTERING: Recognize and support our city parks’ role for sheltering and relief during emergencies such as pandemics, fires, and earthquakes, and support both victims and park services in times of crisis.

Financial Reports

We take pride in being transparent as a non-profit organization. Click on any of our annual reports, tax returns, or financial audits below:

To contact LA Parks Foundation to do more for our parks, please call our office at 310-472-1990 or contact us via email at info@laparksfoundation.org

We are proudly certified by GuideStar as a non-profit organization. Learn more.