Controller Maps 800+ Free and Low-Cost ‘Summer Fun’ Activities for Families in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — L.A. Controller Ron Galperin today released “Summer Fun in L.A.,” a new online map highlighting places to visit, sites to see and things to do in the City of Los Angeles during the summer season. Available at lacontroller.org/summerfun, Galperin’s map features more than 800 City-funded sites, services and programs, like swimming pools, hiking trails, golf courses, parks, museums, libraries, art centers, the LA Zoo and more. Most are free or low-cost to the public.

Activities are mapped by location and grouped into four main categories — Explore, Play, Learn and Create. Each pin on the map provides users with details on the location’s name, activity type, address and website. Users can also search by address to find activities near them. The Summer Fun in L.A. map also explains what public resources are required to make these activities happen, like how many City employees work on them and the cost of funding their jobs.

“Everyone who lives in or visits Los Angeles knows that landmarks like the Griffith Observatory and the L.A. Zoo are wonderful summer destinations, but there are hundreds of other exciting activities throughout the City,” said Controller Galperin. “My Summer Fun in L.A. map shows Angelenos what’s out there and helps them take advantage of these public amenities. As a City, we invest considerable resources to create free and low-cost opportunities for our residents because they all deserve to enjoy themselves and live happy, healthy lives.”

“The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board applauds L.A. Controller Ron Galperin for creating the Summer Fun in L.A. map, which showcases the endless array of free and accessible experiences across the City,” said Ernest Wooden Jr., president and CEO of Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. “This comprehensive resource makes it easier for residents and visitors alike to discover and enjoy L.A.’s hidden gem activities that are perfect for all ages!”

“The City has so many great places to visit and fun things to do,” said Doane Liu, Executive Director of L.A.’s Department of Convention and Tourism Development. “Controller Galperin has done a great job making this information easily available. This map is a handy guide for residents and visitors coming to Los Angeles.”

“Our vast park system provides world-class facilities and programming that are available for all,” said Michael Shull, General Manager of the Department of Recreation and Parks. “The Controller’s online map is a great resource for Angelenos and visitors to explore green spaces and recreational opportunities available to aid in the pursuit of healthy, fulfilling and engaged lifestyles.”

Galperin’s interactive map is geared toward Angelenos and visitors to the L.A. area looking for enjoyable, inexpensive, family-friendly activities. The map is part of Galperin’s goal of using data, technology and innovation to connect the public with City resources and services. His previous maps have featured resources to assist LGBTQ homeless youth, help with tax preparation, and find affordable housing incentives, domestic violence services, city youth programs, and more.

Explore Galperin’s Summer Fun in L.A. map at lacontroller.org/summerfun or https://lacontroller.org/data-stories-and-maps/summer-fun-in-l-a/.

Follow L.A. Controller Ron Galperin at @LAController on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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