Children will receive stockings filled with toys and games while supplies last

 L.A. County Parks’ popular After Dark events conclude annual Winter Wonderland experiences at area parks tomorrow and Saturday, Dec. 18, transforming them into wintry paradises and bringing 40 tons of snow to spread holiday cheer. Prepare for a frosty good time complete with sled rides, and snow play areas, holiday crafts, hot cocoa stations, food and toy giveaways and a visit from Santa Claus. All for free! 

Every child from ages 0-17 will receive a holiday stocking, while supplies last. Thanks to the generosity of Mattel Inc., each stocking will be filled with toys and games, with brands that include Barbie, Hot Wheels, UNO and MEGA. Families should plan to arrive early so that every child can receive a stocking!  

The L.A. County Parks Winter Wonderland is possible thanks to the generosity of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors; L.A. County Parks and Recreation Executive Board; Los Angeles Department of Social Services; L.A. County Probation Department; and the Los Angeles Regional Food Banks.   

“Now more than ever, L.A. County families need park spaces to heal from the trauma brought on by COVID-19,” L.A. County Parks Executive Director Norma Edith García-González said. “This free event eliminates barriers to recreational opportunities and introduces families to enriching experiences that promote mental and physical health by gathering as communities and families in parks.” 

For more information on Parks After Dark Winter Wonderland, visit https://parks.lacounty.gov/PAD.  

Locations, dates, and times for Parks After Dark Winter Wonderland are:

Dec. 17 – George Washington Carver Park – 1400 E. 118th St., Los Angeles, from 4 to 8 p.m.; Jesse Owens Community Regional Park – 9651 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles from 4 to 8 p.m.; and William Steinmetz Park – 1545 S, Stimson Ave., Hacienda Heights from 4 to 8 p.m.)

Dec. 18 – Belvedere Community Regional Park – 4914 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, from noon to 4 p.m.; Col. Leon H. Washington Park – 8908 S. Maie Ave., Los Angeles, from noon to 4 p.m.; Mona Park – 2291 E. 121st St., Compton, from noon to 4 p.m.; Ruben F. Salazar Park – 3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, from noon to 4 p.m.; Stephen Sorenson Park – 16801 E. Avenue P, Lake Los Angeles, from noon to 4 p.m.; Charter Oak Park – 20261 E. Covina Blvd., Covina, from 4 to 8 p.m.; East Rancho Dominguez Park – 15116 S. Atlantic Ave., Compton, from 4 to 8 p.m.; and George Lane Park – 5520 W. Ave L-8, Quartz Hill, from 4 to 8 p.m.

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