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....

Lotus Festival Blooms

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.

Juliette McAllister retires from the City after 16 years of City service.

Juliette McAllister, Administrative Clerk, Rec and Parks at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, retired June 22 with a celebration at Taxco’s Mexican Restaurant in Ranch Palos Verdes.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to host annual Whale Fiesta in January.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is scheduled to present the 49th annual Whale Fiesta from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Aquarium.

Holiday Happenings

Rec and Parks’ 21th annual ice skating rink in Pershing Square. Zoo's reindeer ready for final romp. Zoo lights aglow for final week.

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...

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...

Cabrillo Aquarium’s annual event focuses on beach cleanup.

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

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...

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...