MUNICIPAL SPORTS | City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks

The Municipal Sports Section is a centralized Department authority administrated by the Recreation Operations Branch. The primary emphasis is on adult sports league competition, administration and implementation and the administrative permitting of independent adult and youth league organizations. Team sport league competition is offered for adult Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Softball, Volleyball, and Kickball. Individual tournaments are offered in Tennis. Programs are conducted for both men and women. Services of the Municipal Sports Section include: League formation, facility assignment, league administration, official's training and assignments and awards. The municipal sports section encourages your comments and suggestions. Short term and long term conditional use permits are issued for various Department athletic fields.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Sports Permits

 

Outdoor Sports Field Permits

The permitting entity that processes Outdoor Sports Field Permits depends on field location and jurisdiction days of the week and times. There are some exceptions to juridictions below; staff can direct you appropriately.
 

JURISDICTIONS
Monday-Friday after 7:00pm and all day on Sundays (also sole jurisdiction at many unstaffed facility sports fields):
In San Fernando Valley (Valley Region):
Valley Municipal Sports Office
818-765-0284
Valley.MuniSports@lacity.org

In All other parts of LA (Metro, Pacific, West Regions):
Metro/Pacific/West Muni Sports Office
818-246-5613
Metro.MuniSports@lacity.org

 
Monday-Friday before 7:00pm and all day on Saturdays:
Contact the Park Director directly or call the Region Office where desired field is located:
Metro Region: (213) 485-1310
Pacific Region: (310) 548-7675
Valley Region: (818) 756-8060
West Region: (310) 202-2803
EXPO Center: (213) 763-0114 ext. 214
 
For some special facilities and for permit inquiries not on outdoor sports fields (Tennis, Basketball, group exercise, etc.), information on obtaining permits can be found at this link: https://www.laparks.org/reservations/facility-permits
 
PRIORITY
The Department prioritizes the general use of outdoor sports facilities based on the following criteria in descending order:
  1. Recreation and Parks Department organized activities.
  2. Long term leases, film permits, conditional use, right of entry, etc.
  3. Six month or longer revocable permits (i.e. Little Leagues).
  4. Youth and Adult independent agency requests for permits:
    • Permit request priority will go to agencies requesting to renew existing permits for the same dates as previously permitted.
    • New agency requests will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.
 

For detailed permit information, please contact the appropriate Municipal Sports office below:

Valley Sports Office
6911 Laurelgrove Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605 
Phone: (818) 765-0284
Fax: (818) 764-5794 
E-mail:  VALLEY.MUNISPORTS@LACITY.ORG
Griffith/Metro/Pacific Sports Office
3900 West Chevy Chase Drive., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: (818) 246-5613
Fax: (213) 847-2938
E-MAIL: METRO.MUNISPORTS@LACITY.ORG
 

 

Full-Time Staff

John Knight Senior Recreation Director    
Dave Gadelha Senior Recreation Director Valley office  
Daniel Hernandez Recreation Coordinator Valley office  

 

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