LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles is known for a lot of things, but snow is not one of them. Sure, it’s happened, but most of the flakes that make their way to LA are human made, like the ones that will be dumped in 31 LA County parks this December as part of a Winter Wonderland program. 

LA County Parks & Recreation will import 40 tons of snow to parks throughout the Southland, so Angelenos can slip, slide and sled locally without having to trek to the mountains. Snow days will take place in the afternoons on Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17 at a rotating roster of parks from Duarte to La Puente to Azusa and, of course, Los Angeles.

Some locations’ events will have what the county is billing as “mega snow,” which doubles the flakes to 80 tons at select parks. In addition to snow, the parks’ winter wonderlands will include photo ops, snacks, hot chocolate, music, carnival games and a craft village for kids to decorate holiday stockings.

For a list of participating parks, visit parks.lacounty.gov/winterpad.