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Address: 835 Academy Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 213 847 0926
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5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 9:00 pm

Although just outside of the downtown area, this bucolic park has a...

Although just outside of the downtown area, this bucolic park has a series of running and biking trails that make it a peaceful escape from city life.

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Great Place for a Picnic

We went to a family event before a wedding. The park was beautiful and there was plenty of room so we could all stretch out. We had plenty of picnic tables, good proximity to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015

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English first
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We went to a family event before a wedding. The park was beautiful and there was plenty of room so we could all stretch out. We had plenty of picnic tables, good proximity to bathrooms (which were clean), lots of shade. It all contributed to a relaxing day with old friends and new. I was very impressed the Los Angeles... More 

Thank I13JAmarym
West Hollywood, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Whomever wrote the review about all the potholes hasn't been there recently the entire park is now been beautifully pay one of the best and often well-kept surprises in Los Angeles including a beautiful well hidden waterfall park behind the police academy and it to riffic little old world café

Thank BluCap
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have lived in L.A. for 3+ years now. This is one of my favorite parks. I come here often. The last two years I have use this park to train for the Los Angeles Marathon. Great trails to run on. There are many hills that one could take. Really improves one's endurance and leg strength. I understand the road... More 

Thank Ambiguous420
San Jose, California
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The road was a little rough (BIG potholes), though some parts of the park had better roads than other parts. The overlook offers a fantastic view, though -- it's worth the ride. Just keep your eyes on the road while you're getting to the parking lot up high. Also, you may think you're at the top, but go higher, there's... More 

Thank Beakertroyd
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266 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a good park -- easy trail with some shady spots and good views. Like all the parks in L.A., there's lots of people walking their dogs here. There's water for dogs at the top.

Thank travelingyogi
Northridge, CA
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393 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Rode my bike through here today with a friend to avoid some construction in the surrounding area. Fantastic views! Very quiet! A nice place to ride your bicycle if you are into long, hard climbs.

Thank bcreff
Knoxville, TN
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145 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I went to the park on a Monday early afternoon. The park is beautiful and has a lot of walking trails and areas for activities, such as soccer, etc. The park also has a great view of the L.A. skyline and Dodgers Stadium. I spent about 90 minutes at the park, and I loved it. I would highly recommend going... More 

Thank Blake R
Pasadena, California
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Very crowded during weekends and holidays, otherwise, empty. Major commute path.

Thank Wil S
United States
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

Most visitors, even many Angelenos, are not aware of this gem in the middle of the urban jungle of LA. Maybe they are aware, but never bother to to discover this green oasis. And what an oasis it is, about 570 acres of serenity and open space. A perfect place for playing, picnicking, hiking, walking the dog, relaxing and just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2005

I love elysian park because of the great views that it has when riding your car the trees the trails that it has to hike on and especially the view of los Angeles, well I come from an hour away thats Santa Ana and I love to come to Elysian with freinds cause we like to run around this park... More 

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