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Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation Announces Parks After Dark Program Extended Summer Hours and Programming at Three L.A. County Parks

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation has begun its Parks After Dark (PAD) program at three Los Angeles County parks. PAD will offer surrounding communities and youth extended park hours and activities and will be implemented at three County parks: Ted Watkins Park and Franklin Roosevelt Park in the Florence Firestone area; and Pamela Park in unincorporated Duarte.

Extended park hours will take place Wednesdays to Saturdays through September 4, 2010. Additional programming and activities for all community residents will include sports activities, cultural and educational activities, musical concerts in the parks, movies in the parks, employment opportunities for local youth and resource fairs.

PAD will provide youth with productive activities to decrease the likelihood of participation in at-risk behavior, including gang activity and is a component of the County’s Gang Initiative intended to reduce gangs and gang violence. The goal of PAD is to strengthen individuals in communities and influence them to see their communities and neighbors in a better light.

For a complete listing of hours and activities that will be available at each location, visit the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation website at: http://parks.lacounty.gov

VIDEO: $20 Million South Health Center Groundbreaking at the New MLK Medical Center Campus

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas addresses the more than three hundred people – standing room only – crowd at the South Health Center groundbreaking earlier today.

Located at the northwest corner of 120th Street and Wilmington Avenue in the unincorporated Watts-Willowbrook area, the new outpatient public health center will provide immunizations and services to treat various conditions, including sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and communicable diseases.

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Watts Community Resource Fair Saturday

Watts Resource Fair

October 10th
11am-3pm
Markham Middle School
1650 E. 104th Street

More information: Contact Cathy.Dang@lacity.org or 213.978.0766

FREE Back to School Immunization Program

immunizations

Get your child’s shots for the new school year BEFORE summer is over! Please bring your Yellow Card with you.

August 14th (1 pm – 5 pm)
Ted Watkins Park
1335 E. 103rd St.

August 18th (9 am – 12 pm)
WIC – Compton
130 E. Compton Blvd.

August 26th (1 pm – 5 pm)
G.W. Carver Park
1400 E. 118th St.

August 28th (1 pm -5 pm)
Campanella Park
14812 S. Stanford Ave.

September 1st (9 am – 12 pm)
WIC – Florence
501 E. Florence Ave.

September 2nd (2 pm – 5 pm)
WIC – Lynwood
3811 M.L. King, Jr. Blvd.

More information (Spanish)

Watts Summer Festival This Weekend

wattsfestival

103rd Street between Compton Blvd. & Success Ave
Watts, California 90002

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