Recreation and Aquatics at County Parks

PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

County Spending Category
2.5 Healthy Families
Federal Expenditure Category
Economic Impact Assistance: Other
Project Launch Date
07/01/2021
Anticipated End Date
12/31/2025
Interpretation Languages
  • Spanish

Project Contacts

This project does not currently have any contacts

Indicators & Metrics to Date

  • Total Number of Youth Served
    0
  • Number of aquatics facilities offering safety instruction and free swim
    28
  • Number of Adults served.
    102651
  • Total Number of Youth Employed
    0
  • Number of nature centers offering out-of-school-time activities.
    7
  • Number of Families served
    250602
  • Number of facilities offering community holiday and cultural special events
    55
  • Number of total Youth Employed
    0
  • Number of aquatic facilities offering aerobic classes to Adults
    28
  • Number of parks offering out-of-school activities.
    55

Target Populations

  • People with Disabilities
  • Systems Impacted Individuals
  • Systems Involved Individuals
  • People Experiencing Homelessness

Project Description

The presence of recreational programming has been shown to greatly increase health equity and the number of persons engaging in moderate to vigorous physical activity in parks and other recreational settings. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, recreational programming that occurs during out-of-school-time offers mental, physical, and social benefits to children's development and can reduce the toxic stress associated with adverse early childhood experiences (ACEs) (Ergler et al., 2013; Feng & Astell-Burt, 2017; Lewis & Burd-Sharps, 2018; Santoro, 2021). Approximately 31.1% of children residing in Los Angeles County report experiencing one or more ACEs, and 15.7% of youth have experienced two or more ACEs (Kidsdata, 2021). Older adults ages 60+ report feeling high levels of loneliness and isolation, which has been exacerbated by COVID-19, and can lead to early onset of dementia and even death (CDC, 2021).

Goals & Objectives

Goal Description Provide water safety instruction and open swimming to 181,763 youth ages 5-17 years from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Objective Description 181,763 youth participate in water safety instruction and open swim from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Activity Description Offer water safety instruction and open swim at 28 aquatics facilities across the county.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Total Number of Youth Served 0.00 181763.00

Outcome Description 181,763 youth receive in water safety instruction and participate in open swim
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Service Delivery Number of aquatics facilities offering safety instruction and free swim 0.00 28.00

Goal Description Offer water aerobics classes to 28,565 adults (18 years and older) from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Objective Description 28,565 adults participate in water aerobics classes from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Activity Description Offer water aerobics classes at 28 aquatics facilities across the county.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Number of Adults served. 0.00 28565.00

Outcome Description 28,565 Adults participate in water aerobics classes at 28 aquatic facilities in LA County.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome 28 Facilities offer services to residents 0.00 28.00
2 Program Outcome Number of aquatic facilities offering services to Adults 0.00 28.00
3 Program Outcome Number of aquatic facilities offering aerobic classes to Adults 0.00 28.00

Goal Description Offer daily out-of-school time activities (i.e., drop-in recreation and day camp, and sports) to 221,375 youth ages 7-17 years from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Objective Description 221,375 youth ages 7-17 years participate in out-of-school activities from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Activity Description Offer daily out-of-school activities (i.e., drop-in recreation and day camp, and sports) at 55 parks across the county.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Total Number of Youth Served 0.00 221375.00

Outcome Description 221,375 youth ages 7-17 years participate in out-of-school activities at 55 parks across the county.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Number of parks offering out-of-school activities. 0.00 55.00

Goal Description Offer workforce development opportunities to 1,294 youth ages 14-24 from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Objective Description 700 BIPOC youth ages 14-24 participate in workforce development opportunities at County parks from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Activity Description Offer workforce development opportunities at County parks.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Total Number of Youth Employed 0.00 700.00

Objective Description 594 youth ages 16-24 employed by DPR recreation and aquatics programs from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Activity Description Offer employment opportunities through DPR recreation and aquatics programs.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Total Number of Youth Employed 0.00 594.00

Outcome Description Workforce development opportunities offered to 700 BIPOC youth aged 14-24 and 594 youth ages 16-24 employed by DPR recreation and aquatics programs.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Number of total Youth Employed 0.00 1294.00

Goal Description Offer nature-based out-of-school-time activities to 33,600 youth ages 7-17 from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Objective Description 33,600 youth ages 7-17 participate in nature-based out-of-school-time activities from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Activity Description Offer nature-based out-of-school-time activities at seven (7) nature centers.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Total Number of Youth Served 0.00 33600.00

Outcome Description Nature-based out-of-school times activities offered at seven nature centers to participating youth ages 7-17.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Number of nature centers offering out-of-school-time activities. 0.00 7.00

Goal Description Offer community holiday and cultural special events serving 44,000 families from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Objective Description 44,000 families participate in community holiday and cultural special events from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Activity Description Offer community holiday and cultural special events at 55 parks across the county.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Number of Families served 0.00 44000.00

Outcome Description 55 parks across LA County provide community holiday and cultural events.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Number of facilities offering community holiday and cultural special events 0.00 55.00