Description - Since 1944, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation has been meeting the diverse needs of not only residents but visitors from all over the world. With over 63,000 acres of parks, gardens, lakes, trails, natural areas, and the world's largest public golf course system, the Department of Parks and Recreation is committed to providing the public with social, cultural and recreational activities for everyone to enjoy the whole year round!
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Located in the high desert of Antelope Valley are eight County wildlife preserves
- Los Angeles Regional Parks can only be described as FUN! There are lakes for sailing, waterskiing, jet-skiing and fishing, miles of lake shorelines for sunbathing, and picnicking as well as facilities such as camp sites, playgrounds, tennis courts and ball diamonds. There are also trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. There's something for everyone!
Experience Los Angeles Natural Areas where over six thousand acres of natural areas and wildlife sanctuaries tempt the outdoor lover to spend the day hiking, horseback riding, bird watching or photographing nature.
Recreation - Los Angeles County Regional Parks and Natural Areas offer a variety of outdoor experiences including water-oriented sports, horseback riding, camping, biking and hiking, fishing, team sports, bird watching, nature photography, and much more.
Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months. The best seasons to visit are spring and fall but with the generally mild climate, outdoor activities are available year-round in Southern California.
Los Angeles County Regional Parks and Natural Areas are scattered throughout the county's proper.