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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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Lovely hidden piece of LA, a little off the beaten track ....

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Well, the desert of the city anyway. Balboa Park is a surprise since you don't expect to see free-standing water in this environment. Granted, it is actually treated effluent from the waste-water treatment plant, but still rather wonderful to walk around and enjoy. There are benches sheltered by arbors full of wisteria surrounding the lake which are wonderful to escape... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a beautiful, huge park, easily accessible by Orange Line. There is a large lake in the middle, a sizeable playground (fully accessible) with plenty of shade, and even a place to rent a bicycle or surrey. My kids enjoyed the park immensely and I strongly recommend visiting in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I picked up some goodies at my favorite market and drove over to Lake Balboa Park to sit in the sun, relax and have lunch. There are many walking and bike trails or you can just sit and enjoy a beautiful day. There's a nice large playground for the kids and they can mingle with the ducks at the edge... More 

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Address: Address: 6300 Balboa Blvd., Los Angeles, CA CA 91406
Phone Number: +1 (818) 756-9743
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley

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