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Vista Hermosa Natural Park

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Wonderful California wilderness just a short distance from Downtown Los Angeles

It's been 10 years since Vista Hermosa Natural Park has opened. It is planted with native... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
Gorgeous, magical slice of California "wilderness" in the city

This park feels much larger than its size due to it's brilliant landscape design. The rolling... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
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The park features walking trails, streams, meadows, oak savannahs, picnic grounds, and a nature-themed playground with native Mediterranean vegetation.
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100 N Toluca St, Los Angeles, CA 90026-5828
+1 213-250-1100
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

It's been 10 years since Vista Hermosa Natural Park has opened. It is planted with native California trees and vegetation that now have matured to the point that when you walk through this park, you can easily forget that you are so close to downtown...More

Thank geotech522
Reviewed January 21, 2018

This park feels much larger than its size due to it's brilliant landscape design. The rolling hills, generous plantings, and blue sky views make you feel like you've stumbled into a forest in the middle of the city. There is a lovely boulder and waterfall...More

Thank Aviva V
Reviewed October 22, 2017

I first came to this parking overlooking downtown Los Angeles soon after it opened in 2008. I happened to see a story in the Los Angeles Times — still available if you search online — that told how this was the first public park opened...More

Thank Sowellman
Reviewed July 31, 2017

This new park, although nice, seems strangely out of place. It's a few blocks away from the tall downtown buildings of Los Angeles. It's planted with California native trees and brush, making one feel like one is exploring the coastal foothills along Malibu. It's quiet...More

Thank Rogerdob
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Great place to take pictures with the view of downtown la! There's grassy area to play or have a picnic. If you go into the park there is a bench you can sit at which overlooks dtla. Great Instagram pic shot.

Thank Ailien V
Reviewed April 30, 2017

We wanted to stroll in a park after breakfast, so we went to this park to relax and talk! Plenty of shade under a tree and very tranquil in spite of being so close to downtown. Good views of downtown from a bench!

Thank Michael A
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Los Angeles all my life and have driven by this place countless times. I am so glad I finally made it a point to visit this gorgeous hidden gem. There are so many great areas to picnic, exercise, play, and hang...More

Thank OLlady78
Reviewed December 27, 2016

This block was once run down and used in several movies as it worked great for gritty shots with DTLA in the background. When I saw it had been turned into a park I had to check it out. Very impressive! Clean and uncrowded with...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed December 26, 2015

Lovely refuge from the concrete jungles of downtown la. You also get lovely views of dtla when you hike to the top. The park looks larger than what it really is but it's so pleasant here and worth the trip. There's a soccer field next...More

Thank travelinh1
Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

First time Ive seen a view of la skyline this close and perfect for picture taking. Will definitely return to take more photos.

Thank Raphael A
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