Los Angeles Program Turns Night into Day - NBC Southern California

Los Angeles Program Turns Night into Day

The city is keeping parks safe in the summer with lights.



    The Los Angeles program known as Summer Nights Lights offers not only organized activities in a safe environment citywide, but it now also provides 240 summer jobs for young men and women.

    Summer Nights Lights was launched two summers ago at 8 parks as part of Mayor Villaraigosa's gang reduction and youth development plans. Now, the program is up to 24 parks,  where the lights literally turn night into day, and allow park goers to have fun in a safe, well-lighted environment late into the night.   

    Much of the funding comes from private donations, with the city budget still hurting.  Butt neighborhood parents see Summer Nights Lights as a wise investment.

    Summer Nights Lights runs Wednesday through Saturday until September 4th.

    Here is the complete list of the 24 parks included in the program:

    1. Cypress Park
    2. Glassell Park
    3. Hubert Humphrey Park
    4. Imperial Courts Park
    5. Jackie Tatum Harvard Park
    6. Jim Gilliam Park
    7. Jordan Downs Park
    8. Lemon Grove Park
    9. Mt. Carmel Park
    10. Nickerson Gardens Park
    11. Ramon Garcia Park
    12. Ramona Gardens Park
    13. Ross Snyder Park
    14. Sepulveda Park
    15. Costello Park
    16. Delano Park
    17. Highland Park
    18. Lake Street Park
    19. Normandie Park
    20. Van Ness Park
    21. Martin Luther KIng Park
    22. Slauson Park
    23. South Park Park