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Lake Balboa Park

Neighborhood: South San Fernando Valley
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Address: 6300 Balboa Blvd., Los Angeles, CA CA 91406
Phone Number: +1 (818) 756-9743
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Great Park...nice side trip!

Great park! Terrific walking trails, gorgeous scenery with large lake and mountains in the background. There are plenty of benches and tables to sit and relax. Our three year... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great park! Terrific walking trails, gorgeous scenery with large lake and mountains in the background. There are plenty of benches and tables to sit and relax. Our three year old granddaughter enjoyed the well maintained swings, slides , and other playground equipment. Visited this park several times during our three week stay. Golf courses are right down the road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Nice and peaceful it's just too crowded in the weekends. In general it 8s a lovely place to go away from your busy life and have some quiet relaxing time. Great for gatherings

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This park is always hopping with it's golf course, BBQ pits. lake and great picnic sites. But I love it for it's chill work-out scene. It has a trail that starts at the golf club and runs around the golf course. There is a machine circuit on the path that is clean, groovy and almost always open. This is a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's so pretty here, and people don't know it exists! It's a lovely park to walk around, loads of ducks on the lake, and families swarm here on the weekends for picnics and BBQ's and family time. Lots of parking, unless it's a Sunday (get there early), a lot of people use the walk around the lake to exercise in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a huge park! You can ride your bike, jog, or just walk around. There's a pond with ducks and beautiful trees. People bring their dogs and walk them on the leash. Free parking , a nice place to spend an afternoon. They also have covered and uncovered bench areas which usually get taken up on weekends pretty early.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Stopped here to look at the birds and ducks and was surprised at how nice it was. The lake is much bigger than I expected. It is probably at least one mile to walk around. Lots of ducks and other types of birds there - egrets, herons, cormorants etc. Beautiful park there as well. If you looking for a nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Balboa Park is lovely and offers a great lake, walking trail and free parking! But just beyond isn't the best part of the valley! (I can say this because I work across the street) Just be aware = ) Try to avoid weekends but definitely a fall afternoon!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The water in the lake is reclaimed, so it smells and there is trash in the water. So many ducks may keep children excited. The play area is good but crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Sepulveda Basin Area has so much to offer those who like sports or enjoy going to the park. You can walk around the lake, learn to fly fish, bicycle, sit and relax, let the kids play on the apparatus, or explore. There are many other things to do. Including, tennis, soccer, softball, three golf courses, a Japanese Garden at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This park is a great place to take your kids, especially if they just need to run around. There are actually two playgrounds -- one for smaller kids and one for big kids. It definitely helps so that your little toddler doesn't get run over. In addition, there are tons of green space where they can run around, and there... More 

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