Parks & Recreation

The City of La Cañada Flintridge operates and maintains several sports fieldstennis courts, basketball courts, and the City's Skate Park for the enjoyment and benefit of the community through a joint use agreement with the La Cañada Unified School District. In addition, the City manges and maintains the Lanterman Auditorium for various community uses. While recreational activities are not provided directly by the City, several sports user groupsthe Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, and the YMCA of the Foothills offer these services to the public, including: T-ball, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, and much more.   

Municipal parks include Memorial Park on Foothill Boulevard at La Cañada Boulevard; Glenola Park on Angeles Crest Highway at Vista del Valle; Glenhaven Park on Glenhaven Drive at La Granada Way; Mayors' Discovery Park on Foothill Boulevard west of the 2 Freeway on-ramp; and Olberz Park at the La Cañada Flintridge Town Center. These parks provide green space and play opportunities for adults and children.

The Parks & Recreation Commission works with local schools, private and non-profit service providers to ensure that existing recreational services and facilities are made available and are coordinated in order to maximize their use.

There are several hiking and riding trails in the City, maintained either by the City or the County of Los Angeles. The City Council has placed a priority on increasing the trail system and vital links in the system are being planned and constructed.

For residents interested in literature, the City also participates with the La Cañada Flintridge One City One Book Committee which selects a single book each year for the community to read and discuss.  Seeking works with broad community appeal, the One City One Book Committee chooses primarily from fiction, memoir and history.  Activities surrounding the book selection are held in October of each year. The One City One Book Committee website also includes handy directories to local book clubs and bookstores.

Please click here for the Municipal Code sections relating to use of recreational facilities.