This 7-acre park located in South Los Angeles is named after Helen Keller, who was known as “the first lady of courage”. At the age of 19 months, she lost her sight and hearing because of meningitis but against overwhelming odds, she waged a seemingly impossible battle to re-enter the world she had lost. Helen Keller Park is known for its ability to create new and exciting programs for the community. One of the most popular park programs is the movie screenings sponsored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles. Over the past seven years, dozens of movies have been shown and many celebrities including “American Idol’s” Nigel Lythgoe, Dewayne “the Rock” Johnson and Happy Days’ Henry Winkler, have visited the park.

County Operated Facility
Address: 12521 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles CA 90044
Website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/helen-keller-park
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Phones:
  • General: (323) 241-6702
  • Pool: (323) 241-6703
Park Amenities:
  • Baseball Fields
  • Basketball Courts
  • Children's Play Areas
  • Community Centers
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming Pools
  • Barbecue
  • Civic Art
  • Computer Labs
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Multipurpose Rooms
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Softball Fields
  • Fitness Zones
Park Things to Do:
  • After-School Programs
  • Aquatics Teams
  • Baseball/T-Ball
  • Basketball
  • Computer Classes
  • Concerts in The Park
  • Crafting
  • Dance and Theatre Arts
  • Day Camps
  • Exercising and Fitness
  • Flag Football
  • Summer Lunch
  • Swimming
  • Toastmasters

Programs

Summer Day Camp

Our Day Camp offers your child many exciting activities and memorable experiences. Activities include: Singing, organized games, arts & crafts, and fun-filled field trips. Proof of Age and Parental Consent forms are required.

Ages: 5 to 12
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Fee: $120 per Person/Session
Line Dance

Senior Dancing for exercise

Ages: 16 to N/A
Days: Wed
Fee: $5 per Person/Session
Zumba

High energy workout for all ages. Different dance styles. Consent form required

Ages: 16 to N/A
Days: Tue
Fee: $5 per Person/Session
Karate

The Karate class is a Martial Arts Class that teaches discipline and martial art skill.

Ages: 5 to 100
Days: Thur
Youth Dance

Fun Dance class focusing on movement, coordination, team work, and building skills.

Ages: 3 to 17
Days: Sat
Fee: $20 per Person/Monthly
Afterschool Program

Our Day Camp offers your child many exciting activities and memorable experiences. Activities include: Singing, organized games, arts & crafts, and fun-filled field trips. Proof of Age and Parental Consent forms are required.

Ages: 6 to 12
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Fee: $0 per N/a
Boys and Girls Basketball

Recreational Sports Activity

Ages: 5 to 14
Days: Thu, Sat
Fee: $60 per Person/Session
Butterfly At Risk Girls Program

Building confidenc, leadership skils, hygiene and other critical informationf for teen girls.

Ages: 15 to 17
Days: Thu
Fee: $0 per Open
Girls To Pearls

Free services and scholarship program for girls

Ages: 6 to 17
Days: Sat
Fee: $0 per Open
Mommy & Me

class designed to help mothers bond withtheir chilren

Ages: 1 to 4
Days: Mon
Fee: $0 per Open
First Five West Athens

Free kindergarden preparation program

Ages: 2 to 4
Days: Tue
Fee: $0 per Open
Teen Club

Teen Activity

Ages: 13 to 17
Days: Wed
Fee: $0 per Open
C.R.C.D Probation mentoring youth

Free mentoring program

Ages: 12 to 17
Days: Wed
Fee: $0 per Open
Men Empowerment Mentoring Program

Mentoring program for men

Ages: 18 to 65
Days: Wed
Fee: $0 per Open
100 Citizen Exercise program Seniors

Recreational Sports Activity

Ages: 18 to 75
Days: Mon, Wed, Fri
Fee: $0 per Open
Baseball RBI Youth

Recreational Sports Activity

Ages: 5 to 17
Days: Mon, Wed, Thu
Fee: $0 per Open
Flag Football Youth

Recreational Sports Activity

Ages: 5 to 14
Days: Thu, Fri, Sat
Fee: $40 per Open
Swim Lessons

Our swim lessons offer an oportunity to develop different swimming skills. Our levels range from level 1, beginners, having no or little knowledge of swimming skills. Level 2, develop the skills learned in level 1 and be more confortable in the water. Level 3, master previous strokes and introduce breastroke and butterfly kick. level 4, where the students develop the proper techniques to be part of a aswim team.

Ages: 6 months to 17
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Fee: $20 per Person/Session
Aqua Aerobics

Aqua Aerobics is an organized fitness class instructed by Pool Lifeguards with the goal of bringing a full body work out while in an encouraging environment.

Ages: 18 to 100
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Recreational Swimming

During Recreational swim, pools are open to the public for free swim. Anyone in swim attire is welcome to come swim and will be monitored by our lifeguards.

Ages: 0 to 100
Days: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Fee: $0 per No Fee/Seasonal
Novice Swim Team

Youth novice swim team, coached by Pool Lifeguards introduces the skills and discipline of a competitive swim team all while creating a fun, organized environment. Preparing the participants for novice competitive swim meets.

Ages: 7 to 17
Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Fee: $0 per No Fee/Continuous