Bring the kids, bring the dogs (on leash) or bring your running shoes. Valencia Glen is a great park for sports and recreation with plenty of places to chill in the shade. Read more.
Located across the street from The Grove, Pan Pacific Park has something, in both its facilities and its location, for everyone. Read more.
Mar Vista is a little community that is right in the heart of West L.A.There are people at the park until 10 pm daily and the park is very well lit. Read more.
As L.A.'s largest historical monument, it represents the untamed qualities of the West--canyons, river plains, caves, low-lying slopes--and provides the 1 thing hard to come by in most cities, space. Read more.
If you walk along the river path you will encounter Oso Park, Egret Park, Steelhead Park, Elysian Valley Gateway Park, Marsh Park, and Rattlesnake Park. Read more.
This beach features warm tide pools filled with colorful sea creatures, big ocean sprays, intriguing rock formations, and a feral cat colony. Read more.
Ever wonder where in L.A. you can find archery, a place to fly your model airplane, cricket fields, wildlife, a man-made lake, and Japanese gardens, all in the same general vicinity? It's all here! Read more.
With 7 acres of land, plenty of benches, a picnic table area, and a firepit, this beautifully landscaped park is the perfect place to sit with your favorite book or bring a blanket and get some sun. Read more.
With panoramic views over the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley and plenty of tree shade, Brace Canyon Park is a convivial gathering spot and recreation area. Read more.
This isn’t the most striking of parks, but it includes all the common features of a community park such as barbeque pits, picnic tables, a swimming pool, and offers a stunning view of the L.A. Harbor. Read more.
Downtown residents come here to relax and walk their dogs. It is in a loud and busy location, but still is an enjoyable park to find a moment of relaxation. Read more.
You’ll find massive sculptures, neat lawns, and local Angelenos lounging, playing guitar, and painting. There's also one of the city’s best local art galleries and ideal vistas of the Hollywood sign. Read more.
You'll find a quiet spot to sit and enjoy nature in an area that can really use it. The 0.4 mile walking path is the perfect length for a lunchtime stroll. Read more.
A peaceful and quiet place to spend an afternoon. Wildflowers make spring probably its best season, but the trails are moderate enough that they can be a year-round destination. Read more.
This is one of the newest units of Orange County’s recreation system. It offers a scenic landscape and dogs are allowed! Read more.
In addition to the green meadows and willow trees that can be found here, the marsh is also a nice spot for birdwatching; egrets and ducks are among the birds that can be seen here. Read more.
This 37-acre park features an amphitheater, picnic and barbeque areas, a children’s playground and stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Read more.
The trails are fun for hikers as well as for equestrians. The terrain varies, and at various points one may encounter a stretch of the old racetrack, paved roads, dirt roads and official trails. Read more.