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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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We went to the park for the first time with a Dutch Oven Cooking Group for one of our outings. The park is very large with a nice lake, many grassy areas for groups, areas for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
Lomita, California

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Lomita, California
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104 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We went to the park for the first time with a Dutch Oven Cooking Group for one of our outings. The park is very large with a nice lake, many grassy areas for groups, areas for kids to play, nice paved paths that go around the lake, fishing (although I did not see anyone catch a fish), lots of birds,... More 

Thank 707clayg
San Francisco, California
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158 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The Family Photoshoot is intended for Christmas Cards to be sent to close Families and friends during this forthcoming Christmas Celebration and to record as well the one month baby boy Silas's development and growth. The Place is well visited with many attraction to see like variety of Birds' Specie in the lake. Coots have a great numbers that one... More 

Thank Librado C
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I used to live in the Valley year ago and never visited this park. Wow! Today I visited it while my sons where warming up for a baseball game. The lake is beautiful and full if ducks and other birds that enjoy eating the seeds and bread people bring. There are a lot of benches by the lake to sit... More 

Thank Mayra-EstiloFamiliar
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91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

there are a number of nice bike trails around the perimeter of the park along with bike rentals within the park. There are a number of places for a weekend picnic.Food is available within the park as well. Lots of birds and ducks on the lake there.

Thank marktS5189DV
Los Angeles, California
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184 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Lake Balboa, which is situated in the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area, is just one part of a huge park in the valley. You can walk on the many trails throughout out the park, fish in the lake, have parties on the benches and tables of several picnic areas, there is a golf course, plus; there is kayaking, small boat rentals... More 

Thank Almaz A
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

Thank cindy b
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

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

1 Thank Afie M
Santa Monica, California
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105 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 

Thank HongKongTania
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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 

Thank bigbart66
Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Margarita S

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