L.A. DADS GROUP is a diverse community of fathers who take an active role in their children’s lives. The only requirement to joining us is to be a father residing in and around the Los Angeles area (such as Long Beach and Orange County), who want to socialize and interact with other dads who enjoy spending quality time with their children.
WHO WE ARE
We are active SoCal fathers and we invite all dads to join us: married dads, single dads, gay dads, stepdads, at-home dads, full-time working dads, etc. – all are welcome. There are no group dues or no attendance expectations. We are simply dads who want to be active in their kids’ lives.
WHAT WE DO
We host father/child meetups several times a month at parks, beaches, playgrounds, museums, sporting events, parent-and-me classes, and many other SoCal adventures. We also host Dads Night Out (DNO) events to give our dads an opportunity to socialize, have fun, learn, and support each other as we navigate parenthood together. Our meetups occur during the week and on weekends to accommodate both stay-at-home dads and working dads.
HOW WE DO IT
Through word of mouth, this website and various social media channels, we offer parenting resources, local guides, and give our members the opportunity to connect online or in-person. Via our parent organization, City Dads Group, we offer occasional sponsored events in which our members and their families gain free access to events, receive free products, and prizes from sponsor companies such as Dove Men+Care, Britax and BabyBjorn. This is Hollywood so we have a lot of fun entertainment activities available to us, and we do our best to enjoy it all!
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L.A. Dads Group is part of the City Dads Group, a national network of fathers dedicated to being active in their children’s lives and, by example, redefining what it means to be a dad in the 21st century. City Dads Group has groups in many major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Find them all here at www.citydadsgroup.com.
Eli grew up in Bermuda and settled in Los Angeles. He is a nonprofit nd political leader. He has written about being a dad for Grok Nation, the Jewish Journal, KPCC, and other news outlets. He is an advocate for paid parental leave (amongst other things). You will usually find him walking, biking, or taking public transit with his three kids. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.
Johnny is a native New Yorker who lives in Los Angeles with his wife, three daughters and dogs. He is an avid runner, snowboarder, hiker and adrenaline junkie. He loves bike riding around the rose bowl and spending time with his kids.