We All Need Parks!

Unprecedented in scope and scale, the Countywide Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment quantifies the need for parks and recreation resources in Los Angeles County (Cities and Unincorporated Areas) and estimates the potential cost of meeting that need. Completed in May 2016, the final report is now available here.

Download the Executive Summary of the Parks Needs Assessment

Resumen Ejecutivo de la EvaluaciĆ³n Integral de las Necesidades de Parques

Download the Final Report of the Parks Needs Assessment


A factsheet highlighting the major findings of the Parks Needs Assessment is available for download in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Armenian on the Final Report page.


The inventory and analysis of parks and open space in Los Angeles County generated many maps and new data points. These maps and data are available to the public in three formats: an interactive website, a map layer viewer, and as downloads for use with GIS software. Please visit the Interactive Maps and Data page to learn more!

The County Department of Parks and Recreation extends its deep appreciation to the thousands of individuals and dozens of organizations who contributed to the successful completion of the Parks Needs Assessment!


On May 3, 2016 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors received the Parks Needs Assessment and unanimously passed a motion to report back to the Board on or before June 21, 2016 with a final draft parks and recreation funding measure that the Board will consider for adoption and placement on the November 8, 2016 ballot. The structure of the ballot measure will reflect many of the findings of the Parks Needs Assessment.