Summer PAD -Parks After Dark

Events and Activities at the Park in the evenings while schools are not in session

Fun and Fitness and Family Go Together

By Shirley Harriman

Lake Los Angeles – Sorensen Park – Hey, Lake L A! Whatcha gonna do this summer? We’re going to the Park! Parks after Dark (PAD) comes back to LLA on June 13. This is our 10th Anniversary Year!

Join in on the summer fun … all Pad programs are FREE for all ages.

Weekend PAD Schedule


Nights at PAD

 Cheer Clinic

 Youth Soccer Clinic

 Intro to Chess

 Our Spot Teen Program

 Field Games

 Karate

 Youth Football

 Trash4Teaching Craft Class

 Tennis

 Boxing

 Yoga & Meditation

 Basic Computer Class

 Senior Knitting/Game Night

 Senior Bingo

 Splash Pad


Nights at Pad

 Walking Club

 Zumba

 Field Games

 Our Spot Teen Program

 Teen Game Night – my PAD

 Under the Stars Adult Paint/Sip

 Gardening Program

 Splash Pad


Nights at PAD

 Youth Basketball Games

 Sensory Saturday

 Our Spot Teen Program

 Field Games

 Family Storytime

 Water Safety Class

 Cooking Classes

 Healthy Kids Cook-Off

 Pottery Painting & Gardening

 Environmental Awareness

 Walking Club

 Splash Pad

Special Events PAD Schedule


6/13 - Crochet Workshop

6/14 - Teen Silent Party

6/14 Kids Fitness Challenge

6/15 Women's 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

6/29 - Family Olympics


7/6 - Under the Stars Astronomy Star Party

7/6 - World of Water Festival

7/6 - Community BBQ

7/13 - Bubble Ball Tournament

7/26 - Youth Basketball Challenge

7/26 - Staff vs. Sheriffs Basketball Game

7/27 Treasure Hunt

7/27 - Cheer Camp


8/2 - Art Walk

8/2 - Resource/Career Fair

8/2 - Back to School Fair

8/2 - Mental Health/First Aid

PAD Unique Events Schedule

PAD Movie Nights Schedule

All Movies are shown at Dusk,(starting around 8:35pm)

Weather permitting movies will be shown outside Under the Stars


  • 6/13 - Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • 6/15 - Small Foot
  • 7/13 - Incredibles 2
  • 8/10 - The Lego Movie 2

Every Friday During PAD

Sip, Paint & Smile

Each Friday during PAD

June 14 -July 26

6 pm - 8pm

All supplied provided at NO charge

Separate rooms for adults and kids

All artwork will be displayed at an Art Walk on Friday August 2

Art at the Park Art Show

Join us for the first annual Art at the Park Art Show

Friday August 2

6pm - 10pm

This art show will feature all of the artistic creations made by participants in the weekly Sip, Paint & Smile event during PAD.

You will be delighted with the many artistic talents of your fellow community members.

PAD Full Events Schedule

6/14 - PAD Special Event -Kids Fitness Challenge

A community event for kids with fun fitness activities, including obstacle courses and field play. Prizes will be given to the participants with the fastest times based on age group.

6/29 - PAD Special Event - Family Olympics

Does your family have what it takes to win the Family Olympics?

Sign Up on June 13th!

Summer Family Fun

by Shirley Harriman

Here comes another summer of family fun and entertainment in Lake Los Angeles. All this summer fun will be right here at home and F.R.E.E ALL PAD ACTIVITIES ARE FREE.

Mark your calendars! Thursday June 13, come to the Park and enjoy a fun night of music, fun zone, movie, food, balloon twisting and much more. Something for everyone!! On Thursday June 13, tickets to register for PAD activities will be given out at 5:00pm

Stay connected: Text @padssor to the number 81010 to receive updates and messages.

Welcome to PAD!

You are welcome to come out and enjoy your park. Meet your neighbors! Talk to friendly people. Don't hesitate to look over your phone to the person sitting or walking near you, smile and say hello. Say hello back to those who greet you. Wave when next you see them. Ask them what they enjoy at the park and share what you have enjoyed.

If you have any problems, let the recreation leaders know. They strive to do their best. Talk to Regina Bradley, she is the supervisor of recreation at Sorensen Park. She LOVES meeting people.

Talk to the members of Lake Los Angeles Park Association ( If you own a property in the neighborhoods, you are a member.) and find out opportunities to help, volunteer, and become part of one of the finest parks in Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation. Talk to the recreational leaders, Regina, and the active volunteers, find out why Lake Los Angeles is is such a special place and how it can be even better.

~Mary Hanna, President

Lake Los Angeles Park Association

Thank you to everyone who came to participate in the Parks After Dark Winter 2018-activities and programs.

Whether you came as a staff member, volunteer or as a community member to enjoy what the Park has to offer - we are glad you chose to spend time with us during Winter PAD.

For your enjoyment we have highlights of the 2018 Winter PAD

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

parksafterdark Report.pdf
PAD Report Stats.pdf

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.