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Be a Partner

To collaborate with the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP), an individual, agency or organization is invited to submit a written proposal describing the nature of the proposed project, program, activity, sponsorship or other form of collaboration. An ideal proposal provides opportunities in one or more of the following areas:

  • Free or low cost Recreational Programs
  • Sports Programs and Clinics
  • Support of Museums, Historical Sites and/or Cultural Programs
  • Community Gardens and Other Open Space Utilization
  • After School Programs
  • Human Services Programs (i.e: child development, senior programming, life skills and personal development)
  • Recreational Programs
  • Facility Improvements
  • Amenity Support
  • Monetary for general or specific purposes
  • Real property for park purposes
  • Capital Improvement and development of park facilities
  • In-kind support (i.e. volunteers, maintenance, equipment, etc..)
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Partnership Benefits

The quality of life in Los Angeles relies on the people, parks and programs offered through the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP). By establishing a collaborative relationship with RAP, you have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of residents and visitors by expanding and enhancing RAP programs and services, and or improving parks and facilities.

By collaborating with Recreation and Parks you will have:

  • An opportunity to work with a world renowned leader in recreation, recognized through numerous awards at the state, national and international levels for park development and programming.
  • Facility Access with highly trained professional staff who know the communities and have connections with local businesses, community leaders and residents.
  • Marketing Opportunities to cross–promote your organization with RAP tapping into our audience of approximately 1.3 million households. We offer sponsor and donor recognition in various forms, including but not limited to, exposure at special events, social media and other opportunities.
  • Diverse Localities: RAP facilities are located in each community within the City of Los Angeles encompassing over 467,000 square miles.
  • Unique Benefits that can support your organization’s goals, objectives & mission.
  • Tax Deductions – Contributions to the Department are tax deductible.
  • Donations and gifts are also accepted through the Los Angeles Parks Foundation, a 501c (3) non – profit organization, RAP’s dedicated fiscal sponsor.
Partnership Criteria

The following criteria is considered in evaluating Collaborations:

  1. Must support the Department’s Mission and Vision in enhancing recreational opportunities for the benefit of Los Angeles residents
  2. Must demonstrate proof of insurance coverage pursuant to scope of proposed collaboration
  3. Program opportunities and/or facility improvements must be open and accessible to the public
  4. Collaborations must primarily benefit the City of Los Angeles communities and residents
  5. The proposed collaboration must be privately funded by the submitting party
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Submit Your Proposal

To fully consider your idea(s) and determine the best route to implement actions, we need to obtain some information about your organization and what type of service you are proposing. Please utilize the proposal form to provide us with some initial information in regards to what is being proposed.

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