The Park After Dark
There’s free fun for the entire family at Summer Night Lights, a public/private program that keeps L.A.’s parks and recreation centers open, well-lit, well-patrolled and full of activity from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. during the summer. In addition to organized sports, there are arts and crafts, games and recreation as well as workshops, performances, health fair screenings and resource fairs.
The late hours and extra activities are in effect Wednesdays through Saturdays until Aug. 4 and Fridays and Saturdays from Aug. 10 to Aug. 24.
In NELA, the participating parks are Cypress Park Recreation Center (2630 Pepper Ave.), Glassell Park Recreation Center (3650 Verdugo Rd.) and Highland Park Recreation Center (6140 Piedmont Ave.). Nearby, El Sereno Recreation Center (4721 Klamath) is also participating.
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