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Lake Balboa Park

Neighbourhood: 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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Lots of birds

We usually come here to walk and see the birds It's about a 1.3 mile walk around the edge of the lake, just enough to count as exercise without going overboard. This is a great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We usually come here to walk and see the birds It's about a 1.3 mile walk around the edge of the lake, just enough to count as exercise without going overboard. This is a great place for birdwatching, with some that are year-round residents and others that change with the time of year. There are plenty of fish in the... More 

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Thank Rosemary W
Lyndhurst, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful park with a paved path around the lake for a stroll, walk or jog. Beautiful scenery & plenty of benches to sit & enjoy the views. Playground for the children, peddle boat rentals & fishing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

LOVE IT ... In contacts with the universe, AMAZING !!! We have a wonderful day with my friends on the bicycles all around and Inside the park soo nice!!! I want to comeback as soon as possible.

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Thank MARMOTONA
Agoura Hills, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

It is a good size park and the lake is pretty although at times the water smells. It is also fairly popular and it can get very crowded, in particular during w/e's and holidays. The availability of parking is not bad though. The scenery is excellent overall and there are areas for children to play and a reasonable amount of... More 

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Lomita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 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 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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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