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Especially for adults with developmental disabilities, their families, friends and support staff Updated: 2009. Written by: Kathryn Lincoln, North Los Angeles County Regional Center Community Outreach Specialist with assistance from Kimberly Horton and the Adult Program Volunteers- 818-756-6225, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Table of Contents: Dance, Music, Drama, Multimedia- 1- 2 Self-Advocacy Groups- 2- 3 Social & Support Groups- 4- 5 Sports & Exercise- 5- 7 Horseback Riding- 8 Parks and Recreation- 8- 15 Amusements and Museums- 15- 19 Summer Concerts and Events- 19- 20 Vacation Tours- 20 More Ideas- 21 DANCE, MUSIC, DRAMA, MULTIMEDIA ARC Bell and Chime Choir- North Hollywood. 818-762-4365 BCR Tyro Dance- held 2nd Fri. of mo. (no dance in July or Aug) from 7:15 - 9:15p. D.J. Refreshments. Price: $2. McCambridge Recreation Center at 1515 N. Glenoaks, Burbank. 818-843-4907 Cal. State University, Northridge Music Therapy Clinic- music therapy and music education classes at Cal. State University, Northridge. 818-677-3174, email@example.com 1 New Horizons Dance- Usually the 3rd Fri. eve. of month. Starts at 6:45 PM $5 each. Dinner at 6:15 PM for extra $5 each. Live Band. Sam’s Café at 15725 Parthenia St, North Hills. 818-894-9301 Dance Class- Tap and ballet. Unbound Dreams- Bethune Theatre Dance. Free for low-income children / adults with disabilities. Lankershim Art Center, No. Hollywood. 323-874-3220 Acting and Drama Class- Unbound Dreams- Bethune Theatre Dance. Free for low-income children / adults with disabilities. Lankershim Art Center, No. Hollywood. 323-874-3220 Media Enrichment Academy- students (10 years - adult) create multimedia video production. Learn computer, communication and teamwork skills. Show group’s DVDs and students receive copy of their personal DVDs. Pay for set of sessions to complete project. Open to children and adults with and without disabilities. 14245 Ventura Blvd. #101, Sherman Oaks. Amit Bernstein- 818-368-1041, www.mediaenrichment.com House of Drums- Guitar, drum and music lessons for reasonable rate for children and adults with and without disabilities. 17628 Chatsworth, Granada Hills. Ask for Ziggy- 818-360-7100. SELF-ADVOCACY GROUPS- Peer support groups for adults with developmental disabilities BUILD SELF-ADVOCACY GROUP- meets monthly at Build in afternoon- 1323 Truman, San Fernando. Bill Anderson- 818-898- 0020 2 SELF-ADVOCACY BOARD OF L.A. COUNTY- meets 1 Sat. each month. Plans self-advocacy conferences and events. Melody Goodman, Advisor at Area Board 10 in Glendale- 818-543- 4631, email- firstname.lastname@example.org NEW HORIZONS SELF-ADVOCACY GROUP- meets monthly during lunch at New Horizons- 15724 Parthenia St, North Hills. Contact Day Program for Advisor- 818-894-9301 NLACRC SELF-ADVOCACY GROUP- meets 3rd Tues. of mo. from 10:45 – 12 noon at St. Michaels- 16643 Vanowen St, Van Nuys. Meetings, Holiday Parties, June Picnic, Sat. Dodger outing, Self-Advocacy Relationship conference on 9/5/09 at Airtel Hotel. President- Tim De Leon, Kathryn Lincoln, Advisor- 818-756-6225, email@example.com TIERRA DEL SOL SELF-ADVOCACY GROUPS- meet monthly during day at Tierra- 9919 Sunland Bl, Sunland. Julie Snyder, Advisor- 818-352-1419 VISTAS GRANADA HILLS SELF-ADVOCACY GROUP- meets during day at Vistas -11451 Woodley Av, Granada Hills- 818- 368-7130 VISTAS TOLUCA LAKE SELF-ADVOCACY GROUP- meets during day at Vistas- 4301 Cahuenga Bl, No. Hollywood. 818-509- 0150 Pathpoints (used to be WTP) SELF-ADVOCACY GROUP- meets monthly in morning at program- 9430 Topanga Canyon Bl. #103, Chatsworth- 818-773-9570 3 SOCIAL & SUPPORT GROUPS ABILITY 1st- SOCIAL NIGHT- 1 Fri. eve. each mo. from 6:30 – 9p. Variety of activities- dinner and bowling, dinner and movie. $20 each. Woodland Hills. 818-884-6612 ACTORS FOR AUTISM- Open Mic Night on 3rd Thur. of mo- kids- 7-8 p.m., teens and adults- 8-10 p.m. Free. Other social activities have cost. 18344 Oxnard St. #101, Tarzana 91356, 818- 705-1600 ARC YOUNG ADULT CLUB- North Hollywood. 818-762- 4365 CHAVERIN SOCIAL AND FRIENDSHIP GROUP- program of Jewish Family Services of L.A supervised group meetings, holiday celebrations, leadership training discussion groups, yoga classes, bowling, volunteer work, restaurant outings, dinner parties/dances. 818-464-3361, 818-464-3360, www.chaverimjfsla.org DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF L.A. - Young Adult Friendship Group for Adults with Down syndrome (parents meet in another room at the same time). San Fernando Valley Parent Support Group Antelope Valley Parent Support Group LA Parents of Adults with Down Syndrome Network (adults with Downs go to New Horizon dinner/dance while parents meet nearby). Annual Buddy Walk. 315 Arden Av. #25, Glendale- Margie- 818-242- 7871, www.dsala.org JUST 4 US SOCIAL GROUP- run by and for adults with developmental disabilities-make crafts, plan fun activities- Summer 4 Potluck Picnic at Northridge Park, Holiday parties, Self-Advocacy Relationships Conference on 9/5/09 at Airtel Hotel in Van Nuys. Group meets 1 Sat. each mo. from 12:30 - 2 PM at North Los Angeles County Regional Center- 15400 Sherman Way in Van Nuys- 1st floor. Mary Abitia and Paula DeAmicis, Coordinators. Kathryn Lincoln, Advisor- 818-756-6225, firstname.lastname@example.org LET ME SAIL INC- Santa Clarita Valley- variety of social activities, outings, classes and meetings for teens and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Chris- 661-702-8555, www.letmesail.org STEPPIN’ OUT- social recreation program to meet and make friends, be out and about in the community on trips and tours with staff support. Especially for adults with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, head trauma, and brain injury. Wheelchair accessible. Meets 2 Sun. each mo. from 10-5 PM- Balboa Sports Center-17015 Burbank Bl, Encino. 818-756-9757 SPORTS AND EXERCISE AMF ROCKET LANES- 9171 De Soto Av. at Nordhoff, Chatsworth. Wheelchair ramp, disco light and music. 818-341-0070 ANGELS STADIUM- 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim. 714- 634-2000, www.angelsbaseball.com BRUNSWICK MATADOR- 9118 Balboa Bl, North Hills. 818- 892-8677. Wheelchair ramp. Bowlers Depot for lessons and supplies. 818-894-2695 CANOGA PARK BOWL- 20122 Vanowen, Canoga Park. Wheelchair ramp. 818-340-5190 5 CASTLE PARK- miniature golf and batting cages- 4989 Sepulveda Bl, Sherman Oaks. Early bird special for miniature golf on Sat. and Sun. from 9-10:30 AM. Also have group discount. 818-756- 9459 CORBIN BOWL ARCADE- 19616 Ventura Bl, Tarzana. Elevator for 1 lane wheelchair accessible. 818-996-2695 CAL. STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE GYM- open to the public 1 night / week- 818-677-3604 CAL. STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE POOL-open to the public year-round. Call for info. or tour- 818-677-2879 CAL. STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE- College sports games- 818-677-1200, www.csun.edu DODGER STADIUM- 1000 Elysian Park Av. LA. 323-224- 1448, www.dodgers.com MISSION HILLS BOWL- 10430 Sepulveda Bl, Mission Hills. To set up wheelchair ramp- call ahead. 818-361-1221 PICKWICK GARDEN ICE SKATE AND BOWL- 1001 Riverside Dr, Burbank. Bowling alley has wheelchair lift. Group and individual ice skate lessons. 818-845-5300, pickwickgarden.com SPECIAL OLYMPICS- variety of sports- basketball, weight-lifting, golf, bocce ball and more. www.sosc.org Tri-Valley-, 5855 Green valley Circle, Culver City. 310-981- 9620 Santa Clarita- 24779 Valley St. Santa Clarita. 661-253-2121 Antelope Valley- 44851 Lorimer Av. Lancaster. 661-945-6210 6 SPORTS CENTER BOWL- 12655 Ventura Bl, Studio City. Wheelchair ramp. 818-769-7600, pinsbowlingcenter.com STAPLES CENTER- 1111 S. Figueroa St. LA. 213-742- 7300 SWIM POOLS- ACCESSIBLE- Aquatic Center main #- 323-906-7953, www.lacity.org Cal. State University, Northridge- open to the public- 818- 677-3604 Cleveland Pool- 8120 Van Alden Av. Reseda, 818-756-9798 Hansen Dam Pool- 11798 Foothill Blvd. Lakeview Terrace, 818-899-3779 Hubert Humphrey Pool- Accessible with assistance. 12560 Filmore St. Pacoima- 818-896-0067 Northridge Park Aquatic Center- 10058 Reseda Blvd. Northridge, 818-709-7475 Van Nuys/ Sherman Way Pool- Adaptive swim lessons- 14201 Huston St. Van Nuys, 818-783-6721 YMCA- exercise, gym, swimming, aerobics, more. Adult- $75 to join plus $35 mo. fee. Family of 2 adults and up to 4 children- $75 to join plus $57 mo. Low income applicants can have joining fee reduced and receive a small discount on the monthly fees. www.ymca.net BURBANK- 321 E. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank- 818-845-8551 EAST VALLEY- 5142 Tujunga Av. No. Hollywood-818-763- 5126 MID VALLEY- 6901 Lennox Av. Van Nuys- 818-989-3800 NORTH VALLEY- 11336 Corbin Av. Northridge- 818-368- 3231 WEST VALLEY- 18810 Vanowen St. Reseda- 818-774-2840 SANTA CLARITA VALLEY- 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia- 661-253-3593 7 ANTELOPE VALLEY- 39251 10th St. W, Palmdale- 661-273- 1525 HORSEBACK RIDING AHEAD WITH HORSES- horseback riding and therapy. Open Tues- Sat. 818-767-6373 CHATSWORTH REC. CENTER- wheelchair rugby or hockey, aerobics, drawing and painting, horseback riding, more. 22360 Devonshire St, Chatsworth. 818-341-6595 EQUESTRIAN SPORTS CENTER- horseback riding lessons, watch horse shows or polo matches. 480 Riverside Dr, Burbank. 818- 840-9063 NORTHRIDGE REC. CENTER- classes in horseback riding, dance, exercise, self-defense, tennis, yoga, more. Low cost. 18300 LeMarsh St, Northridge. 818-349-7341 RIDE-ON- Chatsworth- horseback riding and therapy. 818- 700-2971 SPECIAL EQUESTRIAN RIDING THERAPY- horseback riding and therapy. Granada Hills. 818-363-2677 PARKS & RECREATION For list of all L.A. Parks- 1-888-LAPARKS (1-888-527-2757) or www.laparks.org 8 BALBOA SPORTS COMPLEX- classes in golf, tennis, aerobics, yoga, martial arts and fitness. Bike rentals. 17015 Burbank Bl, Encino. 818-756-9642 BEE CANYON PARK-13150 Sesnon Bl. Granada Hills. 818- 363-3556 BLYTHE STREET PARK- 14740 Blythe St. Van Nuys. 818- 506-7456 BRAND (MISSION) PARK- 15174 San Fern. Mission Bl. Mission Hills. 818-834-5172 BRANFORD REC. CENTER- gym, basketball court, picnic area, tennis court. At Branford St. and Beachy Av, Arleta. 818-893- 4923 BROWNS CREEK PARK- riding trails. Browns Creek Rd. Chatsworth. 818-883-8531 BURBANK PARKS AND REC- variety of classes- guitar, dog obedience, more. 818-238-5300, www.Burbankus.com McCambridge Rec. Center- 1515 N. Glenoaks Bl. Burbank. 818-238-5378. Swim pool open June - Sept. Olive Rec. Center- 1111 West Olive, Burbank Verdugo Rec. Center- 3201 W. Verdugo Av. 818-238-5391 Swim pool open June - Sept. CHASE PARK- 22525 Chase St. West Hills. 818-883-1503 CHATSWORTH OAKS PARK- 9301 Valley Circle Bl. Chatsworth. 818-341-6595 9 CHATSWORTH REC. CENTER- 22360 Devonshire. 818- 341-6595 DEARBORN PARK- 17141 Nordhoff St. Northridge. 818- 363-3556 DELANO REC. CENTER- 15100 Erwin St, Van Nuys. 818- 756-8529 EL CARISO PARK AND GOLF COURSE- tennis courts, pool, horseshoe pits, basketball courts, picnic areas. Golf course- $19.50 weekdays, $25.50 weekends. 13100 Hubbard St, Sylmar. Park- 818-367-7050, golf course- 818-367-6157 ENCINO COMMUNITY CENTER- classes in tennis, dance, yoga, aerobics, line-dancing, more. Low cost. 4935 Balboa Bl. 818- 995-1690 ENCINO (Genesta) PARK- 16953 Ventura Bl. 818-995-1690 GRANADA HILLS REC. CENTER- low cost classes in tennis, karate, yoga, guitar, ceramics, ice skating, bowling. 16730 Chatsworth St. 818-363-3556. GRIFFITH PARK in L.A. off the 5 and 134 freeways. o SHANE’S INSPIRATION BOUNDLESS PLAYGROUND-has play equipment that children with physical disabilities can enjoy- 4800 Crystal Springs Dr. In L.A. follow signs to the Merry-Go-Round and park in Merry-Go-Round lot #3. 818-988-5676, Shanesinspiration.org o Accessible Playgrounds for children with and without disabilities in LA area- o Aidan’s Place at 1350 S. Sepulveda, LA o Lincoln Park at 3500 N. Mission Rd, LA o Martin Luther King Jr. Park- 3916 S. Western Ave, LA o Parque de Los Suenos at 1333 S. Bonnie Beach Pl, LA 10 o Prado Regional Park at 16700 S. Euclid Ave, Chino o GRIFFITH PARK MERRY-GO-ROUND- $1 ride. o GRIFFITH PARK TRAVEL TOWN- 5200 Zoo Dr. LA. Free. Small train museum, small train ride (have disabled discount form- fill out and ride is less $), gift shop and snack machines, picnic area. 323-662-5874 HANSEN DAM REC. AREA- hiking and horse trails, golf course, ball and soccer fields, picnic area. 11770 Foothill Bl, Lakeview Terrace. 818-896-6215, 818-899-4537 HUBERT HUMPHREY REC. CENTER- 12560 Fillmore St, Pacoima- 213-896-6510 LAKE BALBOA- paddleboat rentals, canoe classes, fishing, picnic area. 6300 Balboa Bl, Encino. 818-756-9743 LANARK REC. CENTER- 21816 Lanark St, Canoga Park. 818-883-1503 LAS PALMAS PARK- 505 S. Huntington, San Fernando. 818-898-7340 LAYNE PARK- 120 N. Huntington, San Fernando. 818-898- 7340 LOUISE PARK- 7140 Louise Av, Van Nuys. 818-881-3882 MASON REC. CENTER- 10500 Mason Av, Chatsworth. 818- 998-6377 NORTH HILLS COMMUNITY PARK- 8756 Parthenia Pl. 818-895-9863 11 NO. HOLLYWOOD REC. CENTER- gym, shuffleboard courts, adaptive recreation center, racquetball court, picnic area, pool, tennis court- at Chandler and Tujunga – 818-763-7651 NO. WEDDINGTON REC. CENTER- 10844 Acama St, No. Hollywood. 818-506-1467 NORTHRIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER- 10058 Reseda Bl. 818-349-7341 NORTHRIDGE REC. CENTER- 18300 LeMarsh St. (Reseda at Mayall). Basketball courts, 2 playgrounds, picnic area with BBQs. Classes. Salute to Recreation Festival on 1st weekend of June. 818-349-7342 Northridge Aquatic Center- Pool- 10058 Reseda Blvd. at Mayall OMELVENY PARK- 17300 Senson Bl, Granada Hills. 818- 349-7341 PACOIMA REC. CENTER- classes in weight lifting, aerobics, exercise, dance, crafts, karate, more. Low cost. Gym is open everyday and free use of gym equipment. 10943 Herrick Av. 818- 899-1950 PACOIMA RITCHIE VALENS REC. CENTER- gym, basketball court, racquetball court, picnic area, pool. 10731 Laurel Cyn Bl. 818-834-5172 PANORAMA REC. CENTER- 8600 Hazeltine Av. 818-893- 3401 PARTHENIA PARK- 21444 Parthenia St. Canoga Park. 818- 883-1503 PEDLOW FIELD SKATE PARK-17334 Victory Bl. Encino. 818-266-6991 12 PETIT PARK- 16730 Chatsworth St, Granada Hills. Library next door. 818-363-3556. PIONEER PARK- 828 Harding, San Fernando. 818-898- 7340 PORTER RIDGE PARK- Reseda Bl. at Sesnon Bl, Northridge. 818-349-7341 RESEDA REC. CENTER- classes in guitar, piano, tennis, and ping-pong. Fishing is allowed in park. 18411 Victory Bl. 818-881- 3882, 818-783-0738 ROGER JESSUP REC. CENTER- 12467 Osborne St, Pacoima. 818-896-6215 SAN FERNANDO REC. PARK- gym, wading pool, basketball court, picnic area. Park Av. and 4th St. 818-898-1290 SEPULVEDA DAM REC. AREA- wildlife refuge, Golf courses, variety of courts and fields, picnic areas, nature classes at the garden center. At 405 and Victory, 17017 Burbank Bl, Encino. 818-756-8060 SERRANIA PARK- 20865 Wells Dr. Woodland Hills. 818- 883-9370 SHADOW RANCH REC. CENTER- 22633 Vanowen St, Canoga Park. 818-883-3637 STRATHERN PARK- 12541 Saticoy St, Sun Valley. 818-767-4171 STONEHURST REC. CENTER- 9901 Dronfield St, Sun Valley. 818-767-0314 STUDIO CITY REC. CENTER- 12621 Rye St. 818-769-4415 13 SUN VALLEY REC. CENTER- 8133 Vineland Av. 818-352- 5282 SUN VALLEY FERNANGELES REC. CENTER- gym, horseshoe pits, basketball court, picnic area, pool, volleyball court. 8851 Laurel Canyon at Wicks St. 818-767-4171 SUNLAND REC. CENTER- 8651 Foothill Bl. 818-352-5282 SYLMAR REC. CENTER- shuffleboard court, 2 gyms, soccer field, basketball court, picnic area, pool, tennis court. 13109 Borden Av. at Polk St. 818-367-5656 TARZANA REC. CENTER- 5655 Van Alden Av. 818-343- 5946 THEODORE PAYNE FOUNDATION FOR WILDFLOWERS- open Tues-Sat. 8:30 – 4:30 PM.10459 Tuxford St, Sun Valley. 818- 768-1802 VALLEY THERAPEUTIC REC. CENTER- 11430 Chandler Bl, No. Hollywood. 818-756-9757 STARS inclusive recreation program for children with disabilities. 818-756-9757 CIRCLES- community recreation program for children. 818- 756-9757 STEPPIN’ OUT- social club for adults with physical disabilities. 818-756-9757 Seasoned Seniors Program- adult day care program for seniors who are ambulatory and have mild- moderate developmental delays. 818-756-9757 Wheelchair Sports for adults who use wheelchairs and want to be actively involved in sports- 818-341-6595, meet at Chatsworth Rec. Center at 22360 Devonshire St. VAN NUYS REC. CENTER- 14301 Vanowen St. 818-756- 8131 14 VAN NUYS-SHERMAN OAKS PARK- gym, picnic area, pool, tennis court. At Huston St. near Hazeltine Av. 818-783-5121 VETERANS PARK- 13000 Sayre St. Sylmar. 818-367-7050. VICTORY-VINELAND REC. CENTER- 11117 Victory Bl, No. Hollywood (next to Target) 818- 985-9516 WEST VALLEY PARK- 6131 Wilbur Av. Reseda. 818-881- 3882 WILBUR TAMPA PARK- 12001 Wilbur Av. Northridge. 818- 349-7341 WINNETKA REC. CENTER- 8402 Winnetka Av. Classes in tai chi, guitar, piano, aerobics, karate. Basketball is free. 818-756- 7876 WOODLEY PARK- 6350 Woodley Av. Van Nuys. 818-756-8060 WOODLAND HILLS REC. CENTER- 5858 Shoup at Miranda. Classes in guitar, gymnastics, karate, tennis. 818-883-9370 WILLIAM S. HART PARK- 24151 San Fernando Rd. Santa Clarita. Museum on grounds. 661-259-0855 ZELZAH PARK- 11690 Zelzah Av. Granada Hills. 818-349- 7341 AMUSEMENTS AND MUSEUMS Please note: Admission and parking fees may change AUTRY WESTERN NATIONAL CENTER- Tue- Sun. from 10 – 4 PM, Sat. - Sun. from 11 - 5 PM. Price: Free 2nd Tues. of mo. Adult- $9, student and senior- $5, 2-12 yr. old- $3. AAA discount. Free parking. 4700 Western Heritage Wy off 5 freeway at Griffith Park. 323-667-2000 15 SOUTHWEST MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN- open Sat. - Sun. 12 - 5 PM. Free. 234 Museum Dr. LA, 323-221-2164 CABRILLO MARINE AQUARIUM- Educational, recreational and research aquarium and exhibits. Tues- Fri-12– 5 PM, Sat- Sun 10 – 5 PM. Price: Adult- $5, child and senior- $1. Parking- $1 per hour. 3720 Stephen White Dr, San Pedro, 310-548-7562, www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER- Free admission. Open 9 – 5 PM Special Exhibits for price. IMAX theatre- 213-744-7400. $8 adult, $5.75 student/senior, $4.75 child. Parking- $8. Exposition Park, LA.- 39th St. and Figueroa west of 110 Freeway, 213-724-3623 DESCANSO GARDENS- 1418 Descanso Dr, La Canada. Beautiful gardens, café (10 - 3 PM daily), teahouse (11 - 3 PM weekend), tour and picnic area. Open daily 9-5 PM. $8 adult, $5 students and seniors, $2 children 5-12 yrs, free- children under 5. Tram ride- $3. Enchanted Railroad ride on weekends- $2. 818-949- 4200 DISNEYLAND AND CALIFORNIA DISNEY ADVENTURE- CIP MAIL–IN PROGRAM for people with disabilities- register with Regional Center through your Service Coordinator or Sara Iwahashi from 9/1– 10/31 to order tickets by mail for specific weeks in early 2010. Must register each year. Discount rate- ½ price (up to 6 tickets, free parking pass, $10 process fee) available for several weeks in early 2010 on Sun. – Thu (NOT Fri- Sat). Choice of parks but can’t attend both parks on same day. Family members and aides may attend with person with disability for this rate. New- free admission to Disney Park on your birthday in 2009- register at www.disneyparks.com At park, ask for guide for guests with disabilities. Special needs pass for people with physical disabilities. Rentals for fee- stroller, manual 16 wheelchair, electric cart (need driver’s license for cart). Also, check Specials for So. Cal. residents. 1313 S. Harbor Bl, Anaheim. 714- 781-1566, www.disneyparks.com GETTY MUSEUM- Free. Parking $15, reservation required. MTA bus goes to the museum. Closed Mon. 1200 Getty Center Dr, L.A. 310-440-7300, www.getty.edu Getty Villa Malibu Museum- Free. Parking Free, reservation required. Open Thu - Mon. Closed Tue - Wed. 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, 310-440-7300, www.getty.edu HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART MUSEUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN- 150 acres of gardens, art galleries. Tue - Fri 12 – 4:30 PM and Sat -Sun- 10:30- 4:30 PM. Free 1st Thu of each mo. Price: Adult- $15 weekdays and $20 weekend adult, senior -$15 weekend, student- $12, child 5-11yrs- $10, free for child under 5 yrs. Parking- free. Serve English tea by reservation. 1151 Oxford St. San Marino. 626-405-2100, www.huntington.org JAPANESE GARDEN- 6100 Woodley Av. Van Nuys. Lovely gardens, tea area. Mon- Thu from 12 - 4 PM, Sun 10 - 3:30 PM. Call for reservation and free tour- 818-756-8166, www.japanesegarden.com KNOTTS BERRY FARM AMUSEMENT PARK- Price- adult- $52,99, child 3-11 yrs. and seniors- $23.99, child under 2 free. Check discounts at different times of year for So. Cal. residents, after 4 PM and special promotions. Parking- $12. 8039 Beach Bl. Buena Park. 714-220-5200, www.knotts.com Soak City- Price- over 48 in. tall- $29.99, under 48 in. tall- $19.99. Parking- $12. www.knotts.com L.A. ZOO- Open daily from 10 - 5 PM (6 PM during summer) Price: adults- $10, children under 2- free, 2-12 yr. olds- $5, and seniors- $7. Group rates for 15 or more. Safari shuttle- $1.50 for people with disabilities and seniors. Rentals for fee- stroller, manual 17 wheelchair and electric wheelchair (must have driver’s license for electric). Free parking. 5333 Zoo Dr. in Griffith Park at 5 and 134 freeway junction. 323-644-4200, www.lazoo.org LONG BEACH AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC- 9-6 PM. daily. Price: Adult- $19.95, child- $11.95, senior- $16.95. Parking- $6. Special event weekend in January for people with disabilities- buy 1, get 1 free admission. 100 Aquarium Wy, Long Beach. 562-951-3100 MAGIC MOUNTAIN- 6 FLAGS- Price: 1 day adult- $59.99, 1 day child under 4 ft- $29.99. In summer and winter, often have discount if bring in a coke can or toy, plus discount coupons at stores and fast food restaurants. Parking- $15. 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. 661-255-4100, 818-367-2271, www.sixflags.com HURRICANE HARBOR- separate price from Magic Mountain. Price: 1 day adult- $30 and $25.99 for child under 4 ft. Season pass for adult $59.99. Look for discount coupons at stores and fast food restaurants- $17.99 for 1 day. Open May to end of summer. Parking- $15. Next to Magic Mountain. 661-255-4100, 818- 367-2271, www.sixflags.com NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM- open Mon- Fri: 9:30 – 5PM, Sat- Sun: 10 – 5PM. Price: Adult- $9, child under 5- free, child- 5-12 yrs. $2, senior, student and child 13 – 17 yrs- $6.50. Free admission 1st Tues. of mo. $6 parking nearby. 900 Exposition Bl, LA. 213-763- 3466 SAN FERNANDO MISSION- open daily 9 – 4:30 PM. Adult- $4, child 7-14 yrs. and seniors- $3, child under 7- free. 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd. in Mission Hills. 818-361-0186 SANTA MONICA PACIFIC PARK- Free admission to amusement park on Pier. Buy tickets for 12 rides including solar powered Ferris wheel and variety of games. Food court and restaurants. 380 Santa Monica Pier. 310-260-8744 18 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS- Price: 1 day adult- $61, child under 4 ft- $51, child under 3- free. Annual pass for adult- $71 with blackout dates- receive 10% off many restaurants and stores with Annual pass. Check special deals during year. Parking- $10. MTA and Metro Stop with free shuttle to park. 100 Universal City Plaza in Universal City. 818-622-3801, www.universalstudioshollywood.com WILLIAM S. HART MUSEUM- Western and Native American art. Free admission and guided tour. Open Wed. – Sun. in the William S. Hart Park at 24151 San Fernando Rd. Santa Clarita. 661-254- 4584 SUMMER CONCERTS AND EVENTS FUN FAIR- Reseda Park in Reseda on weekend in June. 818-345-1920. HOLLYWOOD BOWL, Hollywood - concerts. Ask for disabled discount seats (a family member, friend or aide who goes with you, can receive discount, too). 323-850-2000, www.hollywoodbowl.com L.A. COUNTY FAIR at Pomona Fairgrounds off the 210 freeway- Sept. each year. 1101 West McKinley Ave. Pomona. 909- 623-3111, www.lacountyfair.com SALUTE TO RECREATION FESTIVAL- 1st weekend of June at Northridge Park- 10058 Reseda Bl. at Mayall in Northridge. Carnival, crafts for sale, info on summer recreation programs, music, bands, dance, booths, games and food. 818-349-7341 19 SAN FERNANDO VALLEY FAIR- on weekend in June at L.A. Equestrian Center, Burbank. 818-557-1600 STARLIGHT BOWL, Burbank. Low-cost summer concerts th and 4 of July event. 818-238-5300, www.starlightbowl.com WARNER CENTER PARK, Woodland Hills- free summer outdoor concerts on Sun. eves, free movies in the park on Sat. eves, and more events- 818-704-1358, www.valleycultural.org VACATION TOURS JAY NOLAN COMMUNITY SERVICES- vacation and tours for adults with disabilities with staff supervision and all arrangements made. Price depends on tour. Cindy Strully- 818-361-6400 NEW DIRECTIONS- vacation tours with staff supervision for people with developmental disabilities. 2 people to a room. Meals, activities, entertainment, photos. Travelers bring spending money to buy souvenirs. Price depends on tour. 805-967-2841 SUNDIAL SPECIAL VACATIONS- vacation tours for adults with developmental disabilities with 1 staff to every 7 vacationers. Alaska Cruise, Seattle, Kentucky Derby, Grand Canyon, and more. Price depends on tour. 1-800-547-9198, 1-503-738-3324 THE GUIDED TOUR, INC. VACATION TOURS with staff supervision for people with developmental and physical challenges. “Helping people grow together through travel.” Price depends on tour. 215-782-1370, fax- 215-635-2637 20 MORE IDEAS 1. City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department has a list of festivals. 213-473-7700 2. Check local library and community center for events. 3. Check nearby churches or temples for social activities, festivals and events. 4. Community colleges- LA Mission- 818-364-7600, LA Pierce-818-719-6401 or LA Valley-818-947-2690- check social events, class schedules, extension classes for community. 5. Cal. State University, Northridge (CSUN) has a Center for the Visual and Performing Arts that puts on events, plays, concerts, art exhibits. 818-677-2488, www.csun.edu 6. Look in the newspaper- Daily News on Fri. or .L.A. Times on Thu. for upcoming community events. 7. The Adult Program at NLACRC has a list of monthly seminars, meetings and activities for adults with developmental disabilities, their families and support staff. Kathryn Lincoln, Coordinator- 818-756-6225, email@example.com 8. Check movie theaters for discount prices for matinee and twilight shows. 9. Ask about specials, disabled discount, student discount (if you’re a student) senior discount (if you’re a senior) and other discounts. Many amusement parks, museums, and theaters give discounts if you ask. Updated: 2009. Written by: Kathryn Lincoln, NLACRC Community Outreach Specialist and Adult Program Volunteers 21
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