The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks maintains parks and recreation facilities that offers public with a variety of recreational opportunities. Its properties include aquatic, recreational, child care, senior, therapeutic, multipurpose and other centers. The department develops and maintains recreational centers that have picnic areas, sports fields and other park features. The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks offers a child care program that provides a safe, caring and academic environment in which children develop their self-esteem, creativity, learning and social skills. The center also initiates specialized classes for individual and group studies, physical activities and cultural programs.