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Parks After Dark Summer Program

Earn Cash This Summer!

If you are participating in the GROW Program and are between the ages of 18-24 years old, you can get a job working at a County park. 

No Experience Necessary!

The “Parks After Dark (PAD)” summer program allows youth to work at one of the 33 participating County parks. The PAD program is an eight-week program (June through August 2021) that offers many recreational and health-promoting social activities to the local community.

If selected for a PAD position, you will be working as a Recreational Leader or Ground Maintenance staff and get paid $15.00 per hour. Your work schedule will be from Thursday through Saturday. To be selected, all interested youth must pass a Criminal Background Check, which can be attended in-person or virtually (online), and complete the required training.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and apply, contact your GROW Case Manager.

Parks After Dark Flyer

Map of Participating Parks in LA County  


If you have been scheduled a Criminal Background Check appointment, you need to download this form, complete it and sign. If you are attending the Criminal Background Check in-person, you must take this form with you to the appointment. If you are attending the Criminal Background Check appointment online, you must email it to before your virtual appointment. 

Parks After Dark TSE Form