LA Implements "Parks After Dark"

LA County has implemented the successful Parks After Dark (PAD) program since 2010 to ensure children & families have access to safe recreational spaces that allow for physical activity, increased access to health and social services, improved social cohesion and community relationships with law enforcement, and reduced violent crimes. Expanded to a total of 23 parks countywide in 2017, PAD is led by the Department of Parks & Recreation, in partnership with Sheriff’s Department, Public Health, Probation Department, and multiple other county departments and community partners. Public Health has provided evaluation, technical assistance, and strategic planning support for PAD since it began, helping to elevate it as a model practice to promote equity, safety, health, and wellbeing in high need communities through cross-sector collaboration.

 

Parks After Dark Final Evaluation Report

Parks After Dark Evaluation Brief