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Parks After Dark

A collaboration between the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation, Sheriff’s Department, Department of Public Health, and other community and social services agencies, Parks After Dark focuses on areas in L.A. County where high rates of violence and obesity go hand-in-hand.

Do you have a story about how a park or recreation program has improved a person or community?

Story Ideas:

  • Learning Opportunity: Decision makers will become informed about the health and safety benefits of a park or recreation program.
  • Inspirational Presentation: The story is told by a community resident(s).
  • The content is likely to inspire decision makers to invest in parks and recreation programs.

Video Tips:

  • Show and give background of the community so viewers can get a “sense of place”.
  • Post your video on the internet (YouTube, Periscope, etc.) and provide a link to the video.