Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation
|Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation|
|Formed||July 1, 1903|
|Preceding agencies||Forester and Fire Warden's Office
Department of Recreation, Camps and Playgrounds
|Jurisdiction||Los Angeles County|
|Headquarters||433 South Vermont Avenue,
Los Angeles, California 90020
|Annual budget||US$149,369,000 (2010)|
|Department executive||Russ Guiney, Director|
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is a the agency of the County of Los Angeles which oversees parks and recreational facilities. It was created in 1944. It operates and maintains over 63,000 acres (255 km2) of parks, gardens, lakes, trails, natural gardens, and golfing greens.
The department is governed by a five-member Park and Recreation Commission. Current members are Sal Castro, Mayisha Akbar, Raymond Ojeda, Michael Popovec, and William J Korek.
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