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Posted on: December 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Recreation and Community Services Shows that “Parks Make Life Better” by Providing Positive Programs

Celebrating Women's History

 Bike Trail Grand OpeningCelebrating Women's History

As 2022 draws to a close, we would like to congratulate the City’s Recreation and Community Services Department on a strong year of service to the residents and businesses of Lynwood.

““Cities invest in recreation and community services to help people improve their physical and mental well-being, forge cultural unity, and strengthen the sense of safety. In Lynwood, our talented Recreation staff are strategic and creative in producing diverse and inclusive opportunities.” said Mayor Oscar Flores.

There is a long list of events that the Recreation and Community Services held during the year that served children, families, and seniors in the community. Some of the highlights include the Women’s Month Celebration in March, the highly attended Lynwood 5K race in May, the popular Touch-A-Truck and Youth Skate events  – held on the same day in September, and the opening of the Urban Bike Trail last month. 

“These events and programs that we sponsor help connect Lynwood residents of all ages,” said City Manager Ernie Hernandez. 

Here’s a list of the main events the city presented during the year. Which ones did you attend? 

(March 12)     Women’s History Month Event

(March 5)       Adopt-A-Senior & Community Clean-up #1  

(April 9)          LA Dodgers Foundation Lynwood Youth Baseball Opening Day

(April 14)        Farmers Market Starts

(April 30)        Celebration of Children with Special Needs

(May 2)          Senior Center Re-opening Open House

(May 21)        Lynwood 5K

(June 18)       Juneteenth Celebration

(June 11)       Authors and Literacy Event

(July 9)           Fernwood Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

(July 3)           Independence Day Celebration

(July 30)         Small Business “Pop Up Shop” Showcase

(Aug 2)           National Night Out

(Sept 17)        Fiestas Patrias

(Sept 24)        Touch-A-Truck and Youth Skate Event 

(Oct. 31)       Halloween

(Nov. 4)        Dia de los Muertos

(Nov. 19)      Miss & Mr. Lynwood Scholarship Competition

(Dec. 3)         Bike Trail Ribbon Cutting

(Dec. 9)         Christmas Parade

(Dec. 16)       Snow Day

“Our team is actively planning for another dynamic year in 2023,” said Recreation and Community Services Director Mark Flores. “Serving our youth, our families, and our seniors and continuing to show that parks truly ‘make life better’ will continue to be our focus in the years ahead.”

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