Creative Commons/ Flickr user Seeing2sea
Creative Commons/ Flickr user Seeing2sea
Creative Commons/ Flickr user Seeing2sea

Labor Day means summer will soon come to an end.

But as many Boyle Heights residents know, there are plenty of places in their neighborhood to enjoy the last days of summer during the extended holiday weekend.

We’ve rounded up some ideas for you:

Take a Dip
Pecan Park’s pool will remain open during the weekend and will close its doors on Tuesday for all youth and adults wishing to take one last dip.

Sports in the Outdoors
For those who enjoy their athletics, Hazard Park is often empty and offers a space for baseball, soccer, tennis, basketball or handball. You can also checkout other parks near you and round up a group of friends for a fun match.

Picnic or Skate (or both)
Hollenbeck Park is a great destination for the whole family to enjoy. Parents can prepare a picnic while children play in the playground and teens land kick flips in the skate park.

Neighborhood Bargains
If you’re in the mood to shop but on a budget, yard sales are a local (and cheap) option. Expect busy lawns, as many families will use the long weekend to post their items for sale. Walk or drive around the neighborhood for bargains– you’ll find toys, clothes, housewares and more.

Backyard BBQ
For those who prefer to enjoy the last days of summer in the comfort of their own home, a backyard BBQ is always a great idea. Plus, this weekend’s weather is perfect for backyard water activities with your kids and neighbors.

Bike Around Town
Why wait until October for CicLAvia when you can bike around L.A. anytime? If you haven’t taken advantage of the somewhat recently-installed bike lanes in Boyle Heights, go for it. First Street is a perfect corridor for those seeking to hit the pavement and stop along the way at the many restaurants, shops and the Boyle Heights International Farmers Market on Sundays.

Away at the County Fair
And for those who want to get away this weekend, the Los Angeles County Fair opens at the Fairplex in Pomona with $1 admission during Labor Day weekend.

BUS RIDER ALERT! DASH Boyle Heights/ East LA will not run Monday, September 2, 3013.

Lourdes Espinoza

Lourdes Espinoza is a student Broadcast Journalism at Cal State University, Los Angeles. She works as a community associate for Boyle Heights Beat. Seeking and sharing local events has allowed her to sharpen...

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