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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
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+1 818-756-9743

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Sepulveda Basin

I'm going to discuss the Basin area which Balboa park is a part of. You gotta love a nature reserve in the middle of the San Fernando Valley. This place offers a variety of bird... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Stu G
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I'm going to discuss the Basin area which Balboa park is a part of. You gotta love a nature reserve in the middle of the San Fernando Valley. This place offers a variety of bird species as well as other nature. Just watch out for homeless and the weird gay "meet up" subculture. This place has also been used in... More 

Thank Stu G
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

My orthodontist while pregnant in 1999 suddenly got the visit from my now 16 year old. Encino, CA is in the San Fernando Valley, the Encino Commons shopping and my favorite teach to ride their bike park and trails. Lake Balboa, nearby you can fly your remote planes, kites, feed the ducks, and hike the over 2 mile train...- must... More 

Thank JovidaAD
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I live nearby and would consider lake Balboa and surrounding area a good hangout place to bike, jog, rent a boat or even fish! I can not say it is very well maintained but if you are visiting the surrounding urban areas and need a nearby escape to nature this is your easy access to walking and biking trails, boating,... More 

1 Thank Seanschin
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80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 

Thank Rosemary W
Lyndhurst, Ohio
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34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 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.

1 Thank L M
1 review
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.

Agoura Hills, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank Maurizio T
Lomita, California
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243 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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 

Thank 707clayg
San Francisco, California
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167 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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 

Thank Librado C
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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