Snow Days, Sled Rides, Toy Giveaways, Craft Villages, Teen Zone and More!

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 1, 2023) — Parks After Dark returns with an enchanting Winter Wonderland experience that will bring holiday cheer and 40 to 80 tons of snow to 34 LA County Parks from December 1 to December 16. Winter Wonderland is for the entire family and is bigger and better than ever before, with more snow, more toys, more craft activities and more fun, all for free.

Parks After Dark Snow Patrol teams will transform local parks into wintry scenes complete with sled runs, photo opportunities, snack stations, holiday treats, and a craft village. Children can decorate their own holiday stocking, families can take photos with Santa, and more. The public is encouraged to arrive early at their local park for a toy giveaway, for ages 0-17, while supplies last.

Mega Snow days will bring up to 80 tons of snow to Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park, Val Verde Park, Belvedere Park, El Cariso Park, Loma Alta Park, Stephen Sorenson, Ted Watkins Park, Roosevelt Park and Valleydale Park. Additional parks at various locations will have 40 tons of snow.

The LA County Parks Winter Wonderland is possible thanks to the support and generosity of Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the L.A. County Probation Department, in partnership with Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation.

“Winter Wonderland ensures that children, regardless of income or where they live, have memorable holiday experiences with lots of snow fun in their park community!  LA County Parks Snow Patrol will create 1,175 tons of snow at 34 LA County Parks throughout South LA, Antelope Valley, the San Gabriel Valley, East LA and more,” said Norma E. García González, Director of LA County Parks. “In addition to the snow, Winter Wonderland offers many favorite activities, including pictures with Santa, which memorialize childhood and family holiday cheer, thanks to our partnership with local professional photographers.”

Parks After Dark, launched in 2010, has proven to be a successful prevention and intervention program that provides multiple benefits to vulnerable communities, decreasing violence and crime, and increasing social cohesion and community well-being. Parks After Dark was recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association, which presented L.A. County Parks and Recreation with its Best in Innovation award.

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