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Beautiful gardens

Amazing walking, wonderful view. I was so happy to see this beautiful place. The Japanese garden... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Diana V
Cute, small park. Good for short walks and talks.

I enjoy walking around this park either by myself or with friends. I often see families with kids... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
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6300 Balboa Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91406
South San Fernando Valley
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Amazing walking, wonderful view. I was so happy to see this beautiful place. The Japanese garden is nice for walking and meditation. You can see different birds, flowers, trees and bushes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diana V
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I enjoy walking around this park either by myself or with friends. I often see families with kids here enjoying it as well. It's a short walk around the lake, but they have longer paths if you would like. It can also be a great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MP2132
Reviewed August 29, 2018

My friend and I took our dogs to Lake Balboa a few months ago. Lovely! Clean, nice walking trails of concrete or dirt. Beautiful trees and foliage. Plenty of room for two- and four-legged patrons. Everyone was responsible and respectful with their animals and each...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ladydenise3
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Cozy park, easy parking, swan boats, places to sit and eat, free admission. Can't complain...bring the family and enjoy a day out or come alone and read a book. There are lots of trees, its quiet and there are places to sit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ashley S
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Spent a couple hours under a tree relaxing and walking around the lake here. Good place to chill and see some ducks and they had boats and bikes for rent

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AprilJoy85
Reviewed July 28, 2018

It was a fun experience and I'd recommend it. It doesn't cost too much and they give you a whole hour which we didn't use up all our time due to a 6 yr old needing the bathroom.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Deborah A
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We've come here many times before. This time we rented a swan boat (swan-themed paddle boat). It can be pricey, since you pay by the number of people, not by the boat. $22 for two of us for an hour. We had a good time...More

Date of experience: March 2018
5  Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

Not safe environment around the park anymore. It's nice around the lake only. Nature Ya no es seguro el ambiente alrededor del parque. Es lindo solo alrededor del lago. Naturaleza.

Date of experience: January 2018
7  Thank Olga V
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Lake Balboa Park is a large park just north of the 101 freeway in the San Fernando Valley. It is easy to get to and offers many outdoor areas for relaxing, walking, sports, etc.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed August 26, 2017

People watching? Frisbee tossing!? Dog walking!?!?! DO IT! It's a wonderful spot to come relax for the day when the weather is nice!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Chad C
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September 9, 2018|
Response from ladydenise3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the park has benches, bbq pits, and accommodations for up to 500 people. You may not want/need to reserve a spot, but if you do, it's $75 a day for a sheltered picnic area . There is no hourly rate. If you get there... More