Discover L.A.'s Parks
Valencia Glen Park is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

1. Valencia Glen Park

Via Dabna, Valencia, CA
Park · Valencia · 3 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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.

Pan Pacific Park is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

2. Pan Pacific Park

8.7
7600 Beverly Blvd (Curson), Los Angeles, CA
Park · Mid-City West · 39 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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 Recreation Center And Park is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

3. Mar Vista Recreation Center And Park

8.2
11430 Woodbine St (McLaughlin Ave.), Los Angeles, CA
Park · Westdale · 13 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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.

Griffith Park is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

4. Griffith Park

9.6
4730 Crystal Springs Dr (Crystal Springs Drive), Los Angeles, CA
Park · 134 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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.

Los Angeles River Greenway Trail is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

5. Los Angeles River Greenway Trail

Los Angeles, CA
Other Great Outdoors · Los Feliz · 2 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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.

White Point State Park is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

6. White Point State Park

7.6
San Pedro, CA
Beach · Coastal San Pedro · 6 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: This beach features warm tide pools filled with colorful sea creatures, big ocean sprays, intriguing rock formations, and a feral cat colony. Read more.

Sepulveda Basin Park is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

7. Sepulveda Basin Park

Los Angeles, CA
Park · Lake Balboa · 5 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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.

Garfield Park is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

8. Garfield Park

8.6
Mission St & Park Ave, South Pasadena, CA
Park · 17 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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.

Brace Canyon Park is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

9. Brace Canyon Park

8.6
2801 Haven Way (Scott Rd), Burbank, CA
Park · 6 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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.

Peck Park is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

10. Peck Park

S Western Ave, San Pedro, CA
Park · Northwest San Pedro · 3 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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.

Pershing Square is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

11. Pershing Square

8.3
532 S Olive St (btwn 5th & 6th St), Los Angeles, CA
Plaza · Financial District · 54 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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.

Barnsdall Art Park is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

12. Barnsdall Art Park

9.2
4804 Hollywood Blvd (N. Vermont Avenue), Los Angeles, CA
Park · Little Armenia · 38 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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.

Vista Hermosa Park is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

13. Vista Hermosa Park

9.4
100 N Toluca St (1st St), Los Angeles, CA
Park · Greater Echo Park Elysian · 14 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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.

Barbara's Lake is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

14. Barbara's Lake

Laguna Woods, CA
Lake · 1 tip

LAistLAist: 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.

Harriett Wieder Regional Park is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

15. Harriett Wieder Regional Park

19251 Seapoint Ave, Huntington Beach, CA
Playground · 4 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: This is one of the newest units of Orange County’s recreation system. It offers a scenic landscape and dogs are allowed! Read more.

Madrona Marsh Preserve And Nature Center is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

16. Madrona Marsh Preserve And Nature Center

6.1
3201 Plaza del Amo (at Sepulveda Blvd), Torrance, CA
Other Great Outdoors · 8 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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.

Point Fermin Park is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

17. Point Fermin Park

8.6
San Pedro, CA
Park · Coastal San Pedro · 4 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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.

Paramount Ranch is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

18. Paramount Ranch

2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, CA
Other Great Outdoors · 5 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: 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.

22nd Street Park is one of Discover L.A.'s Parks.

19. 22nd Street Park

264 W 22nd St, Los Angeles, CA
Park · Coastal San Pedro · 2 tips and reviews

LAistLAist: A number of different walking trails and a bike path allow several possible routes.While the park is obviously urban in nature, the interior paths are pleasantly quiet. Read more.