MonthApril 2017

Thoughtful Thursday: Earth Day Plant Drop

April 27, 2017

Last week 25 members from our leadership team joined Miguel Santana (our CEO) as we hand-delivered more than 400 plants from our Farm to our neighbors in celebration of Earth Day! Taking care of the environment is a top priority for us, not only in The Farm at Fairplex, but throughout the rest of our…

Mother’s Day at Fairplex

April 26, 2017

No one does a buffet quite like McKinley’s Grille! Every year we get to see moms celebrated at our annual Mother’s Day brunch. It’s a lovely day full of family, food and flowers galore, and one of our favorite holidays to work. Like Fairplex itself, there is something for everyone on Mother’s Day! Check out…

National Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 25, 2017

It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week! We want to give a big thank-you to our wonderful volunteers. From leading field trips in The Farm at Fairplex to helping us set up and run our neighborhood parties (and so much more), they are part of our very core. Their passion, dedication and love for the programs at…

Our Favorite Eats at McKinley’s Grille

April 18, 2017

McKinley’s Grille is our hotel restaurant, tucked into a cozy corner of the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel. We hold a lot of lunch meetings there and occasionally sneak away for a meal during Fair season (because there is such a thing as too many deep-fried s’mores!) Their menu is seasonal as they often use vegetables, herbs…

Strategic Planning Meeting #1 Recap

April 17, 2017

Last week we hosted our first official Strategic Planning meeting. As we look at the future of Fairplex begin planning for the 100-year anniversary of the LA County Fair in 2022 we will look to these meetings for our next steps. Our strategic planning sessions are open to the public — all are welcome to…

Meet The Learning Centers at Fairplex

April 12, 2017

Through the unique resources of Fairplex, The Learning Centers provide a wide spectrum of innovating and enriching education experiences that bring learning to life for all ages. Here is a quick glance at our centers and what each one is for: For more information about The Learning Centers at Fairplex, visit

Fairplex Snapshot: The Hill at Fairplex

April 12, 2017

One of the best parts of working at Fairplex is the space. We love taking 10-15 minute walks around campus, just enjoying the scenery. The Hill at Fairplex offers shade and a view of the entire campus: During Fairtime, this is one of our favorite spots to be. Guests are constantly running up the stairs…

Reblog: Sustainability at Fairplex

April 6, 2017

We take sustainability seriously at Fairplex, especially in The Farm. Our five-acre urban farm is home to animals, specialty crops, dinners, field trips and more. Here are some of the ways we stay green on a year-round basis: