Jesse Owens Park

Jesse Owens Park Offers Summer Fun for Entire Family

Jesse Owens Park, located at 9651 Western Avenue in South L.A., offers a range of activities for the entire family to enjoy. The summer fun will continue until August 5th on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation Launches New Program to Recruit BIPOC Youth to Aquatic Careers

In collaboration with Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis and Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation launched its Lifeguard Ready Training (LRT), a free program preparing youth and young adults ages 16 to 24 with the skills necessary to become Los Angeles County Swimming Pool Lifeguards. Special emphasis will be placed on recruiting Black and Latino youth in the program.

14th Annual Inner City Mini-Marathon & Health Festival

Jun. 3 On the heels of the 25th Anniversary of the LA Riots, City Lites takes pride in strengthening cultural ties between the Korean, Latino, and African American communities. Taking place at Jesse Owens Park, the day begins with a Mini-Marathon that consists of a 5k Walk & Roll, and a 23-mile Bicycle & Longboarding Tour. Following the Mini-Marathon, participants are invited to enjoy a free outdoor health festival that includes a vast Health Pavilion, Youth Village, Young Parents Village, Multiple Entertainment Stages, Healthy Food Options, Event Vendors and Community Resources. This event will take place at Jesse Owens Park

Hope Emerges at Jesse Owens Park after 100 Days of Fear

On Saturday, December 19, beginning at 10:am, free turkeys, toys, medical and dental screening , face painting and other fun activities will be provided free to the community at Jesse Owens Park located at 9651 south Western Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90047. The event called, Humanitarian Day, is just one of a number of events organized by The Safe Communities Initiative to address more than 40 homicides that took place in the month of August in Los Angeles. On September 2, 2015, a meeting was held at the headquarters of the Los Angles Sentinel Newspaper by more than 80 of

Parks After Dark Returns for Sixth Consecutive Summer

Parks After Dark (PAD), a multi-agency partnership led by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, returns with a full slate of free nighttime programming designed to provide young people and their families with healthy, safe and fun recreational opportunities. The extended park hours and special activities — which have been hallmarks of the award-winning, widely-acclaimed L.A. County initiative — are designed to facilitate new and positive experiences for young people while helping them avoid at-risk behaviors that have traditionally been considered leading factors in increased crime rates during the summer months. As part of the programming at