SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

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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: kathrynl@nlacrc.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, rborczon@csun.edu



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        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




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        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- sablac@earthlink.net


         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,
kathrynl@nlacrc.org


        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




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                 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

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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, kathrynl@nlacrc.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


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      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




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    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



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     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




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        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




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       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

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  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


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         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

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        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



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        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


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         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

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       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


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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


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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


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              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


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         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


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                                 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, kathrynl@nlacrc.org


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


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