Partnerships Section FAQ

What is a Partnership?

A Partnership is a collaboration with an individual, group, organization or business that shares a similar mission, goal or objective with RAP that expands or enhances existing programs, services and/or facilities through monetary or in-kind support.

What types of contributions are accepted?

Why should I Partner with RAP?

The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks is a world-renowned leader in recreation that provides recreational programs to over 3.5 million residents. Our inventory of recreation and park facilities includes 256 ball fields, 368 playgrounds, 51 pools, 14 skate facilities, 12 museums, 2 beaches, 8 dog parks, 31 senior citizen centers, 321 tennis courts and more. Los Angeles is recognized as one of the nation’s most diverse cities and as a RAP partner you will have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of residents and visitors by expanding and enhancing recreational programs, services and facilities.

For more, see Partnership Benefits.

Who do I contact for more information?

Contact the Partnership Section at (213) 202-5600 or by email at

How do I become a partner?

To become a partner with RAP you must first submit a written proposal. The proposal will be reviewed by Partnership staff. If the information provided on the proposal meets the partnership criteria and standards, you will be contacted for further discussion.

Is there a proposal fee?

No, there is no fee.

In what areas can a Partner help?

By providing monetary and/or in-kind support, and/or capital contributions or gifts for:

What type of Partners does RAP work with?

RAP currently works with non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, sports institutions, foundations, small and large businesses, corporations, and individuals.

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