Alina Bokde

Chief Deputy Director at County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation

Alina Bokde was appointed as Chief Deputy Director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation in December 2020. In her role, she is responsible for the Department’s day-to-day operations of 183 facilities that includes an annual budget of $243 million, more than 2,100 employees and 5,400 registered volunteers.

Prior, Alina served as the Deputy Director of the Planning and Development Agency for the Department of Parks and Recreation. In this capacity, Alina oversaw planning, environmental permitting, land management & compliance, landscape architecture & design, water & environmental conservation initiatives for 183 park facilities and over 200 miles of trails spanning over 70,000 acres throughout Los Angeles County.

Alina’s passion in the field of parks and recreation is based in her strong belief that parks are fundamental community infrastructure that are essential for vibrant, healthy and thriving communities and that everyone should have access to a safe and high-quality park regardless of their race or income level. She brings her commitment to advancing equity in parks and recreation programs and projects.

Appointed by the Governor in 2018, Alina serves on the statewide Wildlife Conservation Board. Alina received her undergraduate degree from Macalester College and a Masters Degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico.


Growing the Future Parks and Recreation Workforce

Monday, June 24
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM