MUNICIPAL SPORTS | City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks

The Municipal Sports Section is a centralized Department authority administrated by the Recreation Operations Branch. The primary emphasis is on adult sports league competition, administration and implementation and the administrative permitting of independent adult and youth league organizations. Team sport league competition is offered for adult Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Softball, Volleyball, and Kickball. Individual tournaments are offered in Tennis. Programs are conducted for both men and women. Services of the Municipal Sports Section include: League formation, facility assignment, league administration, official's training and assignments and awards. The municipal sports section encourages your comments and suggestions. Short term and long term conditional use permits are issued for various Department athletic fields.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Sports Permits


Field Permits - For organized Youth or Adult Sports Leagues

  • All events and permits at all RAP sites or locations will be permitted only in conformance with State, County and City guidelines.
  • LA County DPH is now allowing Organized Youth and Adult Sports Leagues to obtain permits for drills, conditioning, and competitions including tournaments.  Free or open play is not allowed.   No one may use fields without a permit. 
  • Organized Youth and Adult Sports League permits will only be issued for outdoor ballfields and soccer fields. 

For Youth or Adult Sports Field Permits: Contact the appropriate office below via e-mail or phone and staff will explain the contactless permit process and send permit documents and forms electronically:

Valley Region Permits
Metro/Pacific Region (including Shoreline District) Permits
EXPO Center
3(213) 763-0114 ext. 214

To inquire about obtaining an outdoor permit for activities NOT on outdoor Soccer or Ball Fields (e.g. Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, group exercise, etc.), visit this page for more information:  

For detailed permit information, please contact the appropriate Municipal Sports office below:

Valley Sports Office
6911 Laurelgrove Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605 
Phone: (818) 765-0284
Fax: (818) 764-5794 
Griffith/Metro/Pacific Sports Office
3900 West Chevy Chase Drive., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: (818) 246-5613
Fax: (213) 847-2938


Full-Time Staff

John Knight Senior Recreation Director    
Dave Gadelha Senior Recreation Director Valley office  
Daniel Hernandez Recreation Coordinator Valley office