Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

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Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation seal.png
Department overview
Formed July 1, 1903; 110 years ago (1903-07-01)
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
34°04′00″N 118°17′31″W / 34.066536°N 118.291960°W / 34.066536; -118.291960Coordinates: 34°04′00″N 118°17′31″W / 34.066536°N 118.291960°W / 34.066536; -118.291960
Employees 1,477 (2010)[1]
Annual budget US$149,369,000 (2010)[1]
Department executive Russ Guiney, Director
Website parks.lacounty.gov

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.[2] It operates and maintains over 63,000 acres (250 km2) of parks, gardens, lakes, trails, natural gardens, and golfing greens.[2]

Commission[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Assessor". County of Los Angeles Annual Report 2009-2010. Public Affairs, Chief Executive Office. p. 23. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, Discover Los Angeles, [1]