Los Alamitos Rec celebrates “Parks Makes Life Better” month

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courtesy Los Alamitos Rec Department

July is Parks Make Life Better Month! The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department has been offering free activities all throughout the month of July in celebration. A Dog park is available at Laurel Park (10862 Bloomfield St.) through August 31 and is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to take your furry friend outside to enjoy some fresh air at the park. There have also been Park Pop-Ups taking place at various parks within Los Alamitos. During Park Pop-Ups, recreation staff set-up organized games and activities for all to enjoy! All Park Pop-Ups run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The next Park Pop-Up will take place at Soroptimist Park on July 22. In addition to Summer Concert Series, recreation staff will be holding a Mini Family Day just before Summer Concert Series at Little Cottonwood Park on July 20! Come on out and enjoy various activities, an inflatable, and finish the evening with a performance by Woodie & the Longboards (Beach Boys Tribute) at Summer Concert Series.

To end Parks Make Life Better Month, there will be a roundnet tournament, in partnership with California Association for the State of Roundnet. This tournament will use Spikeball equipment and take place at Laurel Park on July 29, starting at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration is required and is done as a team of two. There will be multiple divisions based on skill level. All skill levels are welcome, and the tournament will feature pool play and move on to bracket play as the day continues. There will be prizes for top place finishers. Pick-up basketball, which is held every Tuesday at the Oak Middle School gym (10821 Oak St.) from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., is free for the month of July! All are welcome to join in and play recreational games of basketball. No pre-registration is needed. Simply show-up and come ready to play! All month long at the Los Alamitos Community Center (10911 Oak Street, Los Alamitos) free flower seed packets will be available for pick-up during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Please take some seeds and plant them in your garden!

For more information on Parks Make Life Better Month, please visit www.cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation or contact the Recreation and Community Services Department at (562) 430 – 1073.

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