Parks After Dark

Message from Regina Bradley regarding Sorensen Park in Lake Los Angeles;

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Parks After Dark Winter 2018 is series of activities and programs that run at the Park that runs from December 20th to January 5th.

The event is for ALL ages and there will be fun for the whole family

Thursdays and Fridays: 4pm to 8pm and Saturdays: 2pm to 6pm

Activities Include:

  • Family Story Tine
  • Fitness Classes
  • Community Walking Group
  • Teen Video Game Tournament
  • Sports Clinics
  • Outdoor Games
  • Infoor Games
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Holiday Parties
  • Craft Classes




Seniors: You are invited to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party By Shirley Harriman

Lake Los Angeles – Sorensen Park – Winter Pad 2018 – Attention all LLA seniors and that includes your senior friends wherever they reside on this planet.

You are cordially invited to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at the Park on Thursday December 20 starting at 5:00pm.

Come for dinner, music, laughing and dancing in your ugly sweaters. There will be a photo booth so you can preserve your amusing memories of an entertaining night out. Invite your senior friends to join you.

Vision Boards – What are They?

By Shirley Harriman

Lake Los Angeles – Sorensen Park – Winter PAD 2018 – The definition of a vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal; a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. Have you already done some thinking on what you want to be, do, or have in your life? Then you will enjoy coming to the Park and making your own vision board with others during PAD.

On Saturday, December 29 starting at 2:00pm with magazines, glue and scissors in hand, you can create a collage of visual images or words that represent what you have in mind for yourself tomorrow or forever and everything in between.

The Vision Board Party is for ages 13 and above from 2:00pm through 6:00pm. There will also be a kid’s version for ages 3 to 14 starting at 4:00pm through 6:00pm.


Multiple community groups will be participating and representing various cultures that they are familiar with as well as wanted to learn more about.

From 1pm too 6pm Chalk Party

Come with your family and friends to create chalk drawings showing how you celebrate the Holidays. Hot Cocoa will be served to help keep you warm while you create your artistic masterpiece.

From 4pm to 7pm it's A Small World Festival

Head on into the Park Gymnasium for a fun filled celebration of various cultures - enjoy food and various holiday related activities .

Cocoa and Cookies Snow Day

By Shirley Harriman

Lake Los Angeles – Sorensen Park – Saturday, January 5 the community will be treated to a snow day! Starting at 2:00 in the afternoon, families in Lake L A will be able to enjoy what falls out of the sky on states in the north get that snarls traffic: SNOW!

Pictured at the top of this page is the snow in Lake L A during the 2017 Winter Wonderland event. Everyone was wet and cold having the best time together in the snow. Lake L A Kids just know how to have fun.

This year the PAD snow will fall on the slopes of the soccer fields. Bundle up the kids and come to SNOW DAY heavily equipped with cameras and phones to capture your child’s excitingly precious fun moments in the snow.


Gold Eagle Award Recognizes the Benefits of the Parks After Dark Program, and its Positive Impact on Communities Throughout the County

by Shirley Harriman

The Department of Parks and Recreation has been awarded the Gold Eagle Award from the Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission (QPC) for its Parks After Dark (PAD) program, the highest award issued by Los Angeles County!

This occurred during the 32nd Annual Productivity and Quality Awards Luncheon & Ceremony held recently at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Downtown Los Angeles.

PAD encourages healthy living, promotes social cohesion, builds resilient communities and provides safe environments during extended summer evening hours at 33 County parks across Los Angeles County.

The Department was also awarded a Traditional Plaque Award for its quarterly P&R Magazine, and a Certificate of Recognition for opening of a Time Capsule – Historical Park Photos, which has made historical photos available to the public online.

“These three awards are a huge honor for our Department, and we are very proud of this wonderful recognition,” said Director John Wicker. “These awards are a reflection of the hard work, dedication and collaboration among all our employees and agencies.”

Concluded Wicker: “This is yet another testament to the Department’s pursuit of world-class excellence!”

PAD is led by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Chief Executive Office, Department of Public Health, Sheriff’s Department, Probation Department, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and many other County departments, government agencies and community organizations.

A report by Los Angeles County Public Health about the success of the early efforts of PAD -