Salazar Park is a colorful park in the heart of East Los Angeles. This community hub is very popular among seniors, adults and children for the variety of programs offered. The park is also well known for its variety of indoor and outdoor murals.

County Operated Facility
Address: 3864 Whittier Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90023
Website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/ruben-f-salazar-park
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Phones:
  • General: (323) 260-2330
  • Pool: (323) 260-2378
Park Amenities:
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball Fields
  • Fitness Zones
  • Picnic Tables
  • Children's Play Areas
  • Swimming Pools
  • Gymnasiums
  • Community Centers
  • Senior Centers
  • Restrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Civic Art
  • Computer Labs
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Multipurpose Rooms
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Softball Fields
Park Things to Do:
  • After-School Programs
  • Aquatics Teams
  • Baseball/T-Ball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crafting
  • Dance and Theatre Arts
  • Day Camps
  • Exercising and Fitness
  • H.E.A.T.
  • Martial Arts
  • Parenting Classes
  • Senior Clubs
  • Senior Meal Programs
  • Springball/Travelball
  • Summer Lunch
  • Swimming
  • Teen Clubs
  • Tennis

Programs

After-School

The After School Program is geared towards youth in elementary and middle schools. This recreation program is designed to promote self-esteem through group interaction and self-expression. The program offers homework assistance, games, sports, music, computers and arts and crafts

Ages: 6 to 12
Days: Mon-Thur
Fee: $0 per N/A
Aztec Dance Familia Jaime

Learn the art of Aztec Dance. Learn Aztec dance body movement and the special meaning of these movements

Ages: 5 to 17
Days: Wed
Fee: $0 per N/A
Aztec Dance Xochilipilli

Learn the art of Aztec Dance. Learn Aztec dance body movement and the special meaning of these movements

Ages: 5 to 17
Days: Tue & Thur
Fee: $0 per N/A
Basketball

Running, jumping, throwing and catching are basic fundamentals of sports, and basic elements of play. We allow these building blocks of athleticism; the key is to make it fun, not demanding or stressful.

Ages: 4 to 15
Days: Mon-Thur; Sat
Fee: $55 per Season
Bingo

Ages: 55 to 100
Days: Thur
Fee: $0 per N/A
Cheer

Participants will learn different levels of techniques in stunts, dance, and cheer; all being taught with the understanding that safety comes first. It is the goal of this agency to provide a fun activity in a safe environment, aid in deterring youth from the pressures of the street, and help build self-esteem and social skills.

Ages: 4 to 12
Days: Thur-Sat
Fee: $35 per Season
County Capers

Capers is a performing Arts program for participant’s ages 4-17 interested in song and dance. Activities include a large dance and a culminating performance. Participants do a finale performance the 1st Saturday of June

Ages: 4 to 17
Days: Mon & Wed
Fee: $25 per Season
Craft & Games

Ages: 55 to 100
Days: Thur
Fee: $0 per N/A
Dodger RBI Baseball

Join our youth baseball league in collaboration with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. All skill levels welcome.

Ages: 5 to 12
Days: Mon-Fri; Sat
Fee: $25 per Season
Dodger RBI Softball

Join our youth softball league in collaboration with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. All skill levels welcome.

Ages: 9 to 18
Days: Mon-Fri; Sat
Fee: $25 per Season
ESL

This class is a beginning level English course. The class provided the foundation skills needed so that students begin speaking and writing English.

Ages: 18 to 100
Days: Tue, Thur & Fri
Fee: $N/A per Monthly
Indoor soccer

Running, jumping are basic fundamentals of sports, and basic elements of play. We allow these building blocks of athleticism; the key is to make it fun. not demanding or stressful.

Ages: 5 to 12
Days: Mon-Fri
Fee: $65 per Season
Kickboxing

Get your aerobics workout done using kick boxing techniques.

Ages: 18 to 100
Days: Mon, Tue, Thur & Sat
Fee: $1 per Class
Modern Dance

Learn to dance to a variety of current music genres.

Ages: 5 to 17
Days: Tye, Wed & Thur
Fee: $50 per Monthly
Movie & Popcorn

Ages: 55 to 100
Days: Fri
Fee: $0 per N/A
Parent Project

a 10-week behavior modification course, which assists parents with their adolescent's destructive behavior that leads to truancy, low grades, drugs, alcohol abuse and could lead to gang affiliation. Parents are taught new skills that lower arguments and family conflicts through positive reinforcement, active supervision and a personal action plan for their individual situation.

Ages: 18 to 55
Days: Tue
Fee: $0 per N/A
Senior Aerobics

Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. Endurance and aerobic activities increase your breathing and heart rate. Brisk walking or jogging, dancing, swimming and biking are examples. Lifting weights or using a resistance band can build strength, and flexibility exercises stretch your muscles and can help your body stay limber

Ages: 55 to 100
Days: Mon, Tue & Thur
Fee: $0 per N/A
Senior Ceramic

Ages: 55 to 100
Days: Wed
Fee: $0 per N/A
Senior Computer Class

Ages: 55 to 100
Days: Wed & Fri
Fee: $0 per N/A
Senior Crochet/ Knitting

This is a fun way to get started. The demonstration is fun and easy to follow. Learn the basics: the different kinds of fibers, knitting needles and stiches. Great for newcomers and experienced knitters too.

Ages: 55 to 100
Days: Mon & Fri
Fee: $0 per N/A
Senior Dance

Singles and couples are welcome to enjoy this fun and daytime social. Stay healthy and young, laugh and dance every day. This recipe seems to work. Come and see for yourself. Dress is casual.

Ages: 55 to 100
Days: Wed
Fee: $0 per N/A
Senior Guitar

You may never have learned to play the guitar when you were younger, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it now. It’s easy to learn how to play the guitar and play your favorite songs. The Department of Parks and Recreation offers easy guitar lessons for senior citizens. It’s never too late to enjoy playing your favorite songs!

Ages: 55 to 100
Days: Fri
Fee: $0 per N/A
Senior Loteria

Bingo is a popular activity that has benefits that extend well beyond socializing. Researchers found high-contrast, large bingo cards boost thinking and playing skills for people with cognitive difficulties and visual perception problems produced by Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Ages: 55 to 100
Days: Mon
Fee: $0 per N/A
Senior Yoga

Yoga is valuable for everyone, especially seniors. Go at your own pace with moderate stretching and meditation. Yoga focuses on the precise alignment of the body and basic poses.

Ages: 55 to 100
Days: Wed & Fri
Fee: $0 per N/A
Summer Day Camp

Program is for kids ages 6-12, boys and girls. Kids will be play games, outdoor activities, field trips to different locations.

Ages: 6 to 12
Days: Mon-Fri
Fee: $25 per Weekly
Summer Lunch

Ages: 1 to 18
Days: Mon-Fri
Fee: $0 per N/A
Summer Snack

Ages: 1 to 18
Days: Mon-Fri
Fee: $0 per N/A
Taekwondo

Participants will develop self esteem, confidence, self control and discipline through learning the technique of Taekwondo.

Ages: 4 to 17
Days: Mon-Thur
Fee: $45 for beginner; 55 for intermediate & advance per Monthly
Teen Club

The Teen Club provides youth with a place to come together and have fun in a safe, supportive environment. Teens participate in many activities ranging from sports, field trips, dances, volunteer work, homework assistance and mentoring.

Ages: 12 to 17
Days: Wed
Fee: $0 per N/A
Walking Club

“Use it or lose it." That's what doctors these days are telling senior citizens about their bodies. But, seniors need not think they have to sign up for high-impact aerobics classes or run 10K races to stay in shape. Instead, fitting a simple 35-minute walk into their daily activities can keep them physically strong and agile. Walking is a tremendously good activity for senior citizens. It's cheap, it's simple, and almost anybody can do it.

Ages: 55 to 100
Days: Wed
Fee: $0 per N/A
Winter Camp

Program is for kids ages 6-14, boys and girls. Kids will be play games, outdoor activities, field trips to different locations.

Ages: 6 to 12
Days: Mon-Fri
Fee: $30 per Weekly
Yoga

Stretch, relax, breathe and connect mind and body through yoga at your local park. Increase strength, flexibility and reduce stress. Don’t wait. Join one of our yoga classes today!

Ages: 18 to 100
Days: Wed & Fri
Fee: $3 per Class
Zumba

Get Your Groove On! Come and enjoy our aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance, and performed primarily to Latin American dance music.

Ages: 18 to 100
Days: Mon & Thur; Tue; Wed & Fri
Fee: $1 per Class
Public Recreational Swim

Pool is open to the public to cool off from the summer heat. Schedule varies depending on day(s). All pool users must be in approptiate swim wear.

Ages: 100 to
Days: Seven days a week for ten weeks. Time varies depending on the day.
Fee: $0 per June, July, August
Swim Lessons

Swim instruction provided to the community for all levels of swimming ability. Lessons offered for toddlers and infants, youth, adults, and seniors. Swim classes offered from ages 7 to adult for the non-swimmer up to advanced. Parent/toddler classes offered for ages 18 months to 6 years. All swim classes are based on American Red Cross guidelines. Class offerings are determined by need.

Ages: 100 to
Days: Monday to Friday for two weeks
Fee: $20 per Per Session
Novice Swim Team

Program introduces participants to team competition through daily practice and weekly competitions. Program culminates with an inter-agency competition toward the end of the season.

Ages: 17 to
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Fee: $0 per June, July, August
Novice Water Polo Team

Program introduces participants to team competition through daily practice and weekly competitions. Program culminates with an inter-agency competition toward the end of the season.

Ages: 15 to
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Fee: $0 per June, July, August
Novice Synchronized Swim Team

Program introduces participants to team competition through daily practice and weekly competitions. Program culminates with an inter-agency competition toward the end of the season.

Ages: 17 to
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Fee: $0 per June, July, August