“You can imagine the cost to go to the movie theatre for our family, so coming to the park and seeing a movie with hot dogs, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and juice boxes was everything to us,” she exclaimed. “Besides movies, you had game nights on Thursdays and concerts on Saturday nights. It was amazing to play in the game truck and jump on the jumpers. Not only did you have kid-friendly events, but you also had yoga, Zumba, and many other sports. And, if that wasn’t enough, you even offered free swimming at night! This was one of the best summers we have ever had.”
Positive experiences like the ones Elizabeth and her family had with PAD confirms that the program has a huge social value to communities in Los Angeles County.
“PAD is a great program that brings communities together to recreate after the sun goes down,” said El Cariso Community Regional Park Recreation Services Manager Michelle Lee-Whitaker. “PAD gives the average park goer something more to look forward to, with its uniquely organized schedule of events and extended operating hours.”