Annual Lotus Festival ready to bloom.

The Lotus Festival, one of the signature cultural celebrations in the City, took place July 14-15 at Echo Park. Dates coincide with the blooming of the lotus flower.

Carolyn James retires from Rec and Parks after 29 years of City service.

A retirement reception was held May 17 for Carolyn James, who retires as Principal Recreation Supervisor II, Rec and Parks. Carolyn retires with 29 years of City service...

Banning Residence Museum to host 11th annual food/concert fundraiser.

Friends of Banning Museum plans to celebrate the birthday of the “Father of the Los Angeles Port” Phineas Banning with a special evening of Mexican food, music and dancing. The evening is set for 5 – 8 p.m. Aug. 17...

Shakespeare by the Sea program returns to the City for 22nd season.

Surf Bard LA’s Shakespeare by the Sea theatre troupe, funded partially by Rec and Parks, Cultural Affairs and the City Council, returns for its 22nd season to locations throughout the area, including San Pedro, Venice...

Rec and Parks celebrates Spring Festival at the Expo Park Rose Garden.

On April 20, Rec and Parks EXPO Center hosted a Spring Festival in the Exposition Park Rose Garden. Families were invited...

Supporting Young Women

Pretty in Pink empowerment event for teen girls, started by two employees making a difference, is one of the department’s fastest growing programs. What began seven years ago with one Recreation Assistant and ten young...

Cabrillo Aquarium’s annual event focuses on beach cleanup.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites the public to participate in its Take Action Day!

Cabrillo Aquarium to host annual whale-watching trip to Baja, Mexico.

Club Members are invited to join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA), March 6 - 14 for an annual trip that truly is the journey of a lifetime...

The City In Bloom

Rec and Parks’ horticultural section offers five parks specially filled with floral delights, peaceful petals, gorgeous groves, community gardens … and even pickable fruit....

Banning Residence Museum to host historical lecture on local shipwrecks.

All About Shipwrecks Friends of Banning Museum invites the community to join us for our next “Keeping History Alive” lecture at the Banning Museum, 401 East “M” St. in Wilmington. The lecture and book signing by...