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: email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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-
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- email@example.com
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,
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-
VISTAS TOLUCA LAKE SELF-ADVOCACY GROUP- meets
during day at Vistas- 4301 Cahuenga Bl, No. Hollywood. 818-509-
Pathpoints (used to be WTP) SELF-ADVOCACY GROUP-
meets monthly in morning at program- 9430 Topanga Canyon Bl.
#103, Chatsworth- 818-773-9570
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-
ARC YOUNG ADULT CLUB- North Hollywood. 818-762-
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-
JUST 4 US SOCIAL GROUP- run by and for adults with
developmental disabilities-make crafts, plan fun activities- Summer
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,
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-
BRUNSWICK MATADOR- 9118 Balboa Bl, North Hills. 818-
892-8677. Wheelchair ramp. Bowlers Depot for lessons and supplies.
CANOGA PARK BOWL- 20122 Vanowen, Canoga Park.
Wheelchair ramp. 818-340-5190
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-
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-
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-
Santa Clarita- 24779 Valley St. Santa Clarita. 661-253-2121
Antelope Valley- 44851 Lorimer Av. Lancaster. 661-945-6210
SPORTS CENTER BOWL- 12655 Ventura Bl, Studio City.
Wheelchair ramp. 818-769-7600, pinsbowlingcenter.com
STAPLES CENTER- 1111 S. Figueroa St. LA. 213-742-
SWIM POOLS- ACCESSIBLE-
Aquatic Center main #- 323-906-7953, www.lacity.org
Cal. State University, Northridge- open to the public- 818-
Cleveland Pool- 8120 Van Alden Av. Reseda, 818-756-9798
Hansen Dam Pool- 11798 Foothill Blvd. Lakeview Terrace,
Hubert Humphrey Pool- Accessible with assistance. 12560
Filmore St. Pacoima- 818-896-0067
Northridge Park Aquatic Center- 10058 Reseda Blvd.
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.
BURBANK- 321 E. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank- 818-845-8551
EAST VALLEY- 5142 Tujunga Av. No. Hollywood-818-763-
MID VALLEY- 6901 Lennox Av. Van Nuys- 818-989-3800
NORTH VALLEY- 11336 Corbin Av. Northridge- 818-368-
WEST VALLEY- 18810 Vanowen St. Reseda- 818-774-2840
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY- 26147 McBean Parkway,
ANTELOPE VALLEY- 39251 10th St. W, Palmdale- 661-273-
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-
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-
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
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-
BLYTHE STREET PARK- 14740 Blythe St. Van Nuys. 818-
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-
BROWNS CREEK PARK- riding trails. Browns Creek Rd.
BURBANK PARKS AND REC- variety of
classes- guitar, dog obedience, more. 818-238-5300,
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 REC. CENTER- 22360 Devonshire. 818-
DEARBORN PARK- 17141 Nordhoff St. Northridge. 818-
DELANO REC. CENTER- 15100 Erwin St, Van Nuys. 818-
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-
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
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,
LAKE BALBOA- paddleboat rentals, canoe classes, fishing,
picnic area. 6300 Balboa Bl, Encino. 818-756-9743
LANARK REC. CENTER- 21816 Lanark St, Canoga Park.
LAS PALMAS PARK- 505 S. Huntington, San Fernando.
LAYNE PARK- 120 N. Huntington, San Fernando. 818-898-
LOUISE PARK- 7140 Louise Av, Van Nuys. 818-881-3882
MASON REC. CENTER- 10500 Mason Av, Chatsworth. 818-
NORTH HILLS COMMUNITY PARK- 8756 Parthenia Pl.
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.
NORTHRIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER- 10058 Reseda Bl.
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-
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-
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-
PARTHENIA PARK- 21444 Parthenia St. Canoga Park. 818-
PEDLOW FIELD SKATE PARK-17334 Victory Bl. Encino.
PETIT PARK- 16730 Chatsworth St, Granada Hills. Library
next door. 818-363-3556.
PIONEER PARK- 828 Harding, San Fernando. 818-898-
PORTER RIDGE PARK- Reseda Bl. at Sesnon Bl,
RESEDA REC. CENTER- classes in guitar, piano, tennis,
and ping-pong. Fishing is allowed in park. 18411 Victory Bl. 818-881-
ROGER JESSUP REC. CENTER- 12467 Osborne St,
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.
SERRANIA PARK- 20865 Wells Dr. Woodland Hills. 818-
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
STUDIO CITY REC. CENTER- 12621 Rye St. 818-769-4415
SUN VALLEY REC. CENTER- 8133 Vineland Av. 818-352-
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-
THEODORE PAYNE FOUNDATION FOR WILDFLOWERS-
open Tues-Sat. 8:30 – 4:30 PM.10459 Tuxford St, Sun Valley. 818-
VALLEY THERAPEUTIC REC. CENTER- 11430 Chandler
Bl, No. Hollywood. 818-756-9757
STARS inclusive recreation program for children with
CIRCLES- community recreation program for children. 818-
STEPPIN’ OUT- social club for adults with physical disabilities.
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-
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-
WILBUR TAMPA PARK- 12001 Wilbur Av. Northridge. 818-
WINNETKA REC. CENTER- 8402 Winnetka Av. Classes in
tai chi, guitar, piano, aerobics, karate. Basketball is free. 818-756-
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-
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
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,
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-
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
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
wheelchair, electric cart (need driver’s license for cart). Also, check
Specials for So. Cal. residents. 1313 S. Harbor Bl, Anaheim. 714-
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.
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,
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.
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
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-
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-
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
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-
SUMMER CONCERTS AND EVENTS
FUN FAIR- Reseda Park in Reseda on weekend in June.
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,
L.A. COUNTY FAIR at Pomona Fairgrounds off the 210
freeway- Sept. each year. 1101 West McKinley Ave. Pomona. 909-
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
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY FAIR- on weekend in June at
L.A. Equestrian Center, Burbank. 818-557-1600
STARLIGHT BOWL, Burbank. Low-cost summer concerts
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
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
1. City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department has a list of
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
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