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Public Information: Picnic reservations are available for groups fewer than 100 on Sunday’s only. Reservations and payments must be made in person. Call (310) 838-3838 for information. Reservations can be made up to three months in advance but at least 14 days prior to the event.
Facility Features: Auditorium, barbecue pits, basketball courts (lighted/ outdoor), children’s play area, picnic tables, large fields.
THE CLASSES, PROGRAMS, AND EVENTS LISTED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION.
* Program information regarding our partner park, Mar Vista RC, can be found on their website. Click Here
General Information: Palms Recreation Center is located at the intersection of Overland Avenue and the 10 West Freeway. Our special features include: Palms Park Children’s Center, Auditorium, Picnic Area, Playground, outdoor basketball courts (one full court and one half court), and the Palms Rancho-Park Library. There is one picnic area with 14 tables and 3 built-in barbeques available for reservation on Sundays only. The recreation building (including restrooms) will be open during facility hours only, and will be locked at all other times. Groups may not exceed 100 people. NO jumpers, grills or other extra equipment not pre-approved by the recreation center. Our staff, instructors, and volunteers offer a variety of programs and activities for the community. Parent and Me classes, art classes, day camp programs, sports classes/programs, and dance and fitness activities are all available.
Preschool Information: The Palms Park Children’s Center (PPCC) Preschool program is located in our beautiful, state-of-the-art facility. Children experience an enrichment based program that offers supervised play, social, cognitive and emotional interactions, organized activities, special events, and much, much more. Children will participate in circle time, music, story time, games, play and sensory table-top activities such as crafts, cooking and science. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum includes numbers, colors, shapes, name recognition and days of the week. Registration is determined by an enrollment lottery. See resources above for more information about the current school year.
We have an energetic team of teachers that are highly qualified and experienced in the preschool setting. We are very proud of our multicultural students and faculty and our staff to child ratio is typically 1:8 or smaller. Children must be toilet trained and able to participate without a parent or caregiver. For more information about this program, please call our office at310.202.2577.
Picnic Permits:There is one picnic area with 14 tables and 3 built-in barbeques available on a first-come, first-serve basis during facility hours. Picnic Area permits are available on Sundays ONLY for a small fee. The recreation building (including restrooms) will be open during facility hours only, and will be locked at all other times. Groups may not exceed 100 people. Jumpers allowed on Sundays ONLY with additional permit fee. NO grills or other extra equipment not pre-approved by the recreation center.
Sports Information: We offer youth sports leagues for children 5-8 years of age, providing your child meets the age requirements. (Please see brochure for more specific information.) Pee Wee and Rookie Soccer is offered in the Fall, Winter & Spring, Hoopsters Basketball is offered in the Winter (registration in October), and T-Ball and 5-Pitch is offered in the Spring (registration in February).
Day Camp Information: Palms Recreation Center offers day camp programs for children ages 4-13 (Preschool-8th Grade). Camps are offered in the summer, winter, and spring based on the LAUSD school holiday breaks. Note: Preschool camp is only offered during the summer. Winter & Spring Camp are both K-8th grade only.
The Park Advisory Board: The Palms Park Advisory Board meets one evening a month. Please contact Laura Campfield, Facility Director at (310) 838-3838 if you are interested in becoming a member. Friends of West L.A. is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that is able to offer wonderful sponsorship opportunities for businesses and great fundraising events to help enhance Palms Recreation Center. Please contact us to find out more information about the organization.
Class Registration Information: Our current class information is available online (see above). Please call (310)838-3838 for more information. Most classes run 7-10 weeks, unless otherwise stated. Students must meet class age requirements by the date of enrollment. Staff reserves the right to require proof of age at any time. Only Visa and MasterCard credit cards can be used to register online. Walk-In registration begins the Wednesday prior to the start of the session. Payment in full by credit card, check, or money order must be made in person at the time of Walk-In Registration. Cash is not accepted. Checks are to be made payable to “L.A. City Department of Recreation and Parks”. Class fees will NOT be prorated until after the fourth week of classes. See below for our refund policy.
Please consult with your physician before enrolling in any physically demanding class. Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate in our programs. Reasonable accommodations will be made with prior arrangements. Please notify the instructor prior to the start of class if you or your child has special needs.
ACTIVITY REFUND POLICY: