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Mayor Bass announces city support for LAUSD families in event of school closures

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Karen Bass today announced that she has authorized the following resources to be provided to support LAUSD families in the event schools are closed this week. 

“In the event Los Angeles Unified Schools are closed, we are ready to provide safe places and meals so students are cared for and parents can keep working,” said Mayor Karen Bass. “Schools are so much more than centers of education – they are a safety net for hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles families. We will make sure to do all we can to provide resources needed by the families of our city.”

Mayor Bass continues to be closely engaged with all parties involved.


The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks will offer 21 Recreation Centers to serve as Grab & Go locations as part of LAUSD food distribution program Tuesday, March 21 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information visit

The Department is also prepared to offer a Special Edition After School Club Program at 30 recreation centers in the event of LAUSD school closures this week. The program will be FREE and available to elementary school students in 1st to 5th grades 7:30 am-6:00 pm March 21st- March 23rd. Registration will be available online on Monday, March 20th at 1 PM. Slots are first registered, first served. Due to limited space, students must be checked-in by 8:15 a.m. or will lose their registration space for the day. 

The program will include assistance with school assignments, recreation activities, lunch, and snacks. If school closures do not take place, the Special Edition After School Program will be discontinued. 

Designated Recreation Centers (RC) to serve elementary school students are as follows: 

Baldwin Hills RC

5401 Highlight Place, Los Angeles, CA 90016

(323) 934-0746

Chevy Chase RC

4165 Chevy Chase Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90039

(818) 550-1453

Delano Park RC

15100 Erwin St., Van Nuys, CA 91411  

(818) 756-8529

Echo Park RC

1632 Bellevue Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026       

(213) 250-3578

EXPO Center

3980 Bill Robertson Ln, Los Angeles, CA 90037 

(213) 763-0114

Fernangeles RC

8851 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352

(818) 767-4171

Glassell Park RC

3650 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles CA 90065      

(323) 257-1863

Granada Park  RC

16730 Chatsworth, Granada Hills, CA 91344

(818) 363-3556

Highland Park RC

6150 Piedmont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90042

(213) 847-4876

Jackie Tatum Harvard RC

1535 W 62nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047

(323) 778-7268

Lanark Park RC

21816 Lanark St. Canoga Park, CA 91304

(818) 883-1503

Lincoln Park RC

3501 Valley Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90031

(213) 275-6955

Mason Park RC

10500 Mason Ave. Chatsworth, CA 91311

(818) 756-6377

Normandie Park RC

1550 S. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006

(310) 328-3689

North Hollywood RC

11430 Chandler Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 763-76511

Oakwood Park RC

767 California Ave., Venice, CA 90291

(310) 452-7479

Pan Pacific Park RC

7600 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 939-8874

Poinsettia Park RC

7341 Willoughby Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 876-8279

Ritchie Valens RC

10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Pacoima, CA 91331

(818) 834-5175

Robertson Park RC

1641 Preuss Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

(310) 278-5383

Rosecrans Park RC

840 W 149th Street, Gardena, CA 90247

(310) 327-3653

Ross Snyder RC

1501 E 41st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011

(323) 235-5288

St Andrews Park RC

8701 St Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA 90047

(213) 485-1751

Studio City RC

12621 Rye St. Studio City, CA 91604

(818) 769-4415

Sunland Park RC

8651 Foothill Blvd. Sunland CA 91040

(818) 352-5282

Tarzana Park RC

5655 Vanalden Ave. Tarzana, CA 91356

(818) 343-5946

Valley Plaza Park RC

12240 Archwood St., North Hollywood, CA 91605

(818) 765-5885

Van Nuys Sherman Oaks RC

14201 Houston St. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

(818) 756-8131

Vineyard Park RC

2942 Vineyard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90016

(323) 732-2469

Wilmington Park RC

325 N Neptune Ave., Wilmington, CA 90744

(310) 548-7645

For more information about Department of Recreation and Parks events, activities, services, programs, and facilities, visit or call 311, or (213) 202-2700.


The Los Angeles Zoo will offer free admission to Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students in grades K-12 as well as a “Community Safari Day” program for grades K-5, providing a safe and educational space for students in the event of a three-day LAUSD school closure from March 21- 23, 2023.

Free admission will be offered to all currently enrolled LAUSD students grades K-12, along with a $5 fee for accompanying chaperones. Students need to show proof of enrollment by presenting their school identification card, report card, school newsletter, or similar proof of enrollment. Complimentary admission will be offered only on days LAUSD schools are impacted by pending closures. Tickets must be purchased in person at the L.A. Zoo box office. This is a limited time discount and is not available online.

In addition to free admission, the L.A. Zoo will also be offering a “Community Safari Day” program for children in grades K-5. Under the supervision of the Zoo’s Learning & Engagement staff, students can spend the day engaged in fun activities and crafts while learning about their favorite animals. This program will be offered from Tuesday, March 21 through Thursday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with extended morning (8:00 - 9:00 a.m.) and afternoon (4:00 - 5:00 p.m.) hours offered for free with paid registration. Admission is $50 per student. Space is limited and online advance registration required. In the event that school closures end, any fees paid for future dates will be refunded. No refunds will be permitted for other individual cancellations. To learn more and register, please visit


In the event of school closures, libraries will be open normal business hours. In addition to the regularly scheduled events for kids and teens, which range from science workshops to craft programs to chess clubs, all libraries will be prepared to engage kids, teens and families with fun and educational hands-on activities such as science bingo, building-brick challenges or word games, crafts and more. The Library also offers many digital resources that can be accessed from home or library computers, including online tutoring and homework help and e-books, streaming movies, music and more. To help people get connected, our Tech2go program even allows patrons to borrow a laptop and Wi-fi hotspot for six months.

All LAUSD students already have an assigned Student Success Card to provide access to all the Library has to offer. 

For library locations, hours, programs and information, visit