The City operates, maintains, and schedules various parks, athletic fields/courts, and facilities.  The City’s athletic fields/courts are through a joint use agreement with the La Cañada Unified School District and one with Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to operate their field.  Through these agreements, the City can provide field space to the various community sports groups for soccer, football, baseball, softball, etc.

The City’s six municipal parks offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities.  All parks are on a first-come, first-serve basis.  However, Memorial Park can be reserved with a park permit at least 30 days prior for residents and 60 days prior for non-residents.

Please remember, the following activities are prohibited at parks and athletic fields:

  • Stacking the ground
  • Vehicles on the park
  • Recreational Sporting Activities (without the express written permission by the City)
  • Smoking
  • Hitting golf balls and baseballs
  • Open flame grills
  • Inflatable Jumpers except at Memorial Park
  • Any activity which can put the public in danger

PERMIT REQUIRED  FOR ORGANIZED TEAM PLAY 

Effective June 2, 2021, all organized team play as defined by §5.24 of the Municipal Code will require a permit for any use

“Organized team play” means persons gathered in a park/designated recreational facility engaging in one or more of the following activities:

  1. A practice, drill or other activity, overseen by a supervisor or coach, for the purpose of facilitating the development of skills in a recreational, club or sport activity; or
  2. A game or contest consisting of two or more teams, with a total of eleven (11) or more participants; or
  3. A game or contest consisting of two or more teams regardless of number of participants, with uniforms or identifying apparel of competitors, and/or referees/coaches.

Organized Team Play One Time Use Permits
Reservations can be made no less than 72hour in advance for residents and no less than 60 business days in advance for non-residents.

Organized Team Play Recurring Use Permits
Reservations can be made no less than 30 business days in advance for residents and no less than 60 business days in advance for non-residents. (NOTE: there are currently no availability for recurring use permits)

REQUEST FOR REFUNDS

Facility rentals including park reservations may be canceled for a full refund with a written cancellation notice received 30 days prior for residents and 60 days prior for non-residents. All other cancellations will be non-refundable.

Parks
First come, first serve basis.

Facility Regular Hours of Operations & Restriction Closure Status
Memorial Park Dawn to dusk 

Reservation Area Map

Open during regular hours (Dawn to Dusk)
Glenhaven Park Dawn to dusk  Open during regular hours (Dawn to Dusk)
Glenola Park Dawn to dusk Open during regular hours (Dawn to Dusk)
Mayors’ Discovery Park Dawn to dusk  Open during regular hours (Dawn to Dusk)
Olberz Park (In front of City Hall) Dawn to dusk  Open during regular hours (Dawn to Dusk)
Winery Channel Trailhead Park Dawn to dusk  Open during regular hours (Dawn to Dusk)

Annual Field Closure Schedule:
On an annual basis, the City will close the fields for regular maintenance and allow rest time for the fields to recover. During the closures, the fields are not available to any user without a permitted issued by the City. Note, only under extra ordinary circumstances will the City issue such a permit.

In general the annual field closure coincide with the La Cañada Unified School District’s summer and winter breaks.

DURING FIELD CLOSURES ANY PERSON/GROUP USING THE FIELD WILL BE CITED BY THE LOS ANGELES SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE 5.024.055.

Closure Type Closure Period Fields Affected
Summer 2024 Closures July 15, 2024 to August 5, 2024

July 22, 2024 to August 11, 2024

Cornishon, PCR, LCE, LDS

LCHS Varsity and JV

Winter 2024 Closures (all fields) December 16, 2024 to January 5, 2025 All Fields

Athletic Fields
On an annual basis, the City coordinates a master field use schedule with all of the community sports groups. Through a process, the City allocate field permits to sports groups for their respective seasons. The permit process ensures field use opportunity as well as prevents field use conflicts.

Non-School Hours generally means:

  • M-F: LCHS JV/V: 5:30PM – 11:00PM.
  • M-F: Cornishon; FIS Upper: 3:15PM – 11:00PM
  • M-F: LCE, PCR, PCY: 4:45PM – 11:00PM
  • M-F: FIS Lower: 5:00PM – 11:00PM
  • Weekends/School Break/Holidays: For all fields 7:00AM to 11PM 
  • Field lights (where available) are activated with a City issued permit
Facility Regular Hours of Operations & Restriction Closure Status
La Cañada High School Junior Varsity (JV) Athletic Field  Non-School Hours Only  CLOSED
La Cañada High School Varsity (V) Athletic Field  Non-School Hours Only  CLOSED
La Cañada High School Oak Grove Athletic Field  Non-School Hours Only – 8 and under (Soccer only) CLOSED
Cornishon Athletic Field  Non-School Hours Only – 12 and under (for specific activities) See code 5.24.027 OPEN
FIS Upper Athletic Field  Non-School Hours Only  OPEN
FIS Lower Athletic Field with outdoor exercise equipment. Non-School Hours Only  OPEN
Paradise Canyon Elementary Athletic Field Non-School Hours Only  CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION
Palm Crest Elementary Athletic Field  Non-School Hours Only  CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION

Field closed due to construction at PCY until further notice.

La Cañada Elementary Athletic Field  Non-School Hours Only  OPEN
Latter-day Saints Athletic Field Non-School Hours Only -Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays- 12 and under OPEN

PERMITTED USE ONLY

Courts

Non-School Hours generally means: 3:00PM – 10PM(M-F) and 7:00AM – 10:00PM(Weekends/Holidays)

Facility Regular Hours of Operations & Restriction Closure Status
Cornishon Tennis Courts Non-School Hours Only  OPEN
Glenhaven Park Dawn to Dusk OPEN
LCHS Tennis Courts  Non-School Hours Only – no more than 6 balls per player OPEN
LCHS Outdoor Basketball Courts Non-School Hours Only
Under District Construction

Facilities

Facility Regular Hours of Operations & Restriction Closure Status
Temporary Pickleball Courts N/A OPEN
David A. Spence Community Room By reservation only. Contact us for reservations (818) 790-8880. OPEN
Lanterman Auditorium Based on venue reservation contract. BY RESERVATION ONLY

Visit Lanterman Auditorium page for facility details.

Lanterman House

Tours are provided Tuesday, Thursday, and the first and third Sundays of the month from 1:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. The museum is closed on all major holidays.

Admission:

  • Adults: $5.00
  • Seniors and Students (12 – 18 years old): $3.00
  • Children under 12 are free with adult admission (children must be accompanied by an adult at all times – no strollers are permitted in the house).

Group Tour Schedule:
Groups of ten or more, Tuesday and Thursday mornings (and one Wednesday morning each month) by appointment.

Visit their website for hours of operation.

Throughout the year, for maintenance purposes, the City may close any and all athletic fields/recreational facilities for a duration of time. During these closures any use of the fields without the express written permission by the City is prohibited.