Lake Balboa Park

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6300 Balboa Blvd (at Victory Blvd), Van Nuys, CA 91316, United States
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
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  • Isaac P.

    This is the best place for your daily run. You'll get your cardio in, plus your fill of tranquility too.

    Isaac Puno · January 20
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  • Megan L.

    I love checking daily on the ducks, geese, swans, cormorants, egrets, herons, and wigeons. Could do without all the coots, pigeons & gulls. And too many people feed the birds - Stop it!!!

    Megan Leonard · October 10, 2014
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  • Ashley M.

    Weird people everywhere ! Watch out for the snakes 🐍🐍🐍🐍

    Ashley Medrano · June 8, 2014
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  • Ashley M.

    Why are people so weird ?

    Ashley Medrano · June 8, 2014
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  • Dee C.

    Beautiful park! Separate bike & foot paths, picnic tables, playground. Lake w/waterfall attracts waterfowl. Picnic tables & BBQs. Leashed dogs welcomed (bring poop bags). Tons of park'g.

    Dee Cappelli · May 25, 2014
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  • Joseph K.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Balboa,_Los_Angeles

    Joseph K · May 21, 2014
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  • Joseph K.

    http://www.laparks.org/dos/aquatic/balboa/

    Joseph K · May 21, 2014
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  • urlavander l.

    Sakura "cherry blossom" also known as "friendship" I love this place.

    urlavander love59 · April 11, 2014
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  • Ethelbert C.

    nice day to relax

    Ethelbert Carpio · April 1, 2014
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  • Ethelbert C.

    hope is to improve that sometimes human error ..

    Ethelbert Carpio · April 1, 2014
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  • Matthew N.

    Beautiful, especially early morning, or late afternoon.

    Matthew Nelson · March 15, 2014
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  • Yilu Z.

    Doesn't have a lot of flowers, but lovely alien birds :D

    Yilu Zhang · March 10, 2014
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  • Randall T.

    If you love to run this is the park to do it in! Lot's of running paths!

    Randall Tussey · March 8, 2014
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  • M G.

    Nice place to go for a walk or jog thru the park

    M Gunderson · November 14, 2013
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  • Princess A.

    Nice to do walking and jogging. Its nice to be wth ur hubby to have sometime alone.

    Princess Amy · October 4, 2013
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  • JC

    Dont forget The bait if you plan on fishing.

    JC · September 9, 2013
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  • Lael J.

    Nice walking space

    Lael Johnson · August 10, 2013
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  • David K.

    Awesome place for fishing!

    David Kubelka · July 29, 2013
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  • Yvette B.

    Beautiful Lake Park with picnic tables around the perimeter of lake. Plenty of open space for catching ball, playing soccer, or a friendly game of football. Don't forget to stop by the bike rentals.

    Yvette Betancourt · July 26, 2013
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  • Tehila D.

    Parking is FULL!

    Tehila Daylala · March 31, 2013
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  • Victor V.

    Great park to run and walk. The lake itself 1.3 miles around and leads you off to other trails around the park. It's a massive park! In beginning of spring, the cherry blossoms bloom. Great for picnic

    Victor Vazquez · March 20, 2013
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  • Corey P.

    Best park in the Valley

    Corey P · February 13, 2013
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  • Victoria M.

    No more paddle boats :(

    Victoria M · January 28, 2013
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  • Sativa V.

    This is a great place to bring out your loose change and splurge at the ice cream truck!

    Sativa Verte · November 5, 2012
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  • Juan P.

    lots of running room. beautiful views.

    Juan Palomino · November 3, 2012
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  • Dazzo

    Best shade in the valley for pure and utter laziness.

    Dazzo · September 10, 2012
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  • Claudel

    Infiltrated with snobby people, like oh my god it's the Valley! Haha

    Claudel · August 25, 2012
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  • Chalini R.

    Check out some amazing 360 Virtual Tours of the Lake Balboa http://panomove.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=89

    Chalini Ranaweera · August 20, 2012
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  • Alfredo P.

    Walk every day 3 miles exact from the entrance on Woodley to the one on Balboa round trip!

    Alfredo Perez · July 13, 2012
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  • Jill R.

    It's 1.5 miles around the lake.

    Jill Rosenberg · June 17, 2012
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  • Pallavi J.

    This place gets crowded on weekends. If you are awning a BBQ get here early!

    Pallavi Jadhav-ridout · June 4, 2012
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  • Gabriel T.

    Really cool playground for the kids

    Gabriel Torres · May 5, 2012
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  • Glenda V.

    Beautiful view from the top of the hill on the north side of lake. Bring some sunscreen and bug repellent and you'll be set!

    Glenda Vaquerano · February 25, 2012
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  • Everette

    Parking is usually scarce in the park next to the lake, I park using the entrance off Woodly closest to Victory in the lot next to the golf course.

    Everette · November 27, 2011
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  • Carlos F.

    Watch out for skunks at night.

    Carlos Flores · October 4, 2011
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  • Suzanne S.

    Great place to clear your mind and workout...though watch out for those crazy geese...feisty little guys!

    Suzanne Skaff · September 19, 2011
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  • Shy M.

    How is piterka mayor??

    Shy Money · September 7, 2011
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  • Yoplait

    In the mood for a picnic? Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a quiet, lakeside day. Bring board games for some added fun!

    Yoplait · September 6, 2011
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  • Los Angeles

    Lake Balboa is a great place to spend the day w/ the entire family - http://ht.ly/5CuJ9

    Los Angeles · July 14, 2011
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  • Gisele S.

    Careful riding a bike if the sprinklers are on...the park uses re-claimed water!

    Gisele S · June 28, 2011
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  • Ryan W.

    Great biking/pinic resting spot. Though its not a 'lake'. Its a pond

    Ryan Walker · May 21, 2011
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  • Mark S.

    I like to cycle the outer circuit. It's just shy of five miles around. Beware of little kids on bikes, little kids not on bikes, inattentive teens walking five abreast, 4-seater quadcycles and unleash

    Mark Scott · March 6, 2011
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  • Sean K.

    Fishing-wise. Just blueGill and talapia. No more trout or bass

    Sean K · March 1, 2011
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  • drea

    Paddle boat rentals are gone. =(

    drea · January 10, 2011
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  • Sam B.

    nice park, great for biking, running, walking, and picnicking.

    Sam Bierman · July 14, 2010
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  • Honor M.

    Great place for a picnic!

    Honor Moshay · June 20, 2010
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  • Michael K.

    Great place to run, I start from Victory and Hayvenhurst and run around the pond and lake and to the official park at Balboa Blvd. and Burbank Blvd.

    Michael Kukuchka · April 26, 2010
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  • alex c.

    Needs to be re-surfaced for real football (soccer)

    alex carloss · April 19, 2010
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  • Coolassmike B.

    Great man Made lake. Dirty water but nice selection of ducks and birds. Bike rentals for 4 people. Fun to drive/ride. Nice place to read and or ride. An oasis within the reach!

    Coolassmike Bowers · April 4, 2010
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