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Parks & nature in Los Angeles

Park
“Awesome view of Downtown Los Angeles and the Dodgers’ Stadium. Park also includes picnic tables, bbq stations, and a swing that overlooks the Interstate-5 Highway.”
74 locals recommend
Garden
“If you’re looking for a bit of that hippie, meditation culture there is a local “cult” that opens its beautiful gardens to the public for a few hours every day. It’s a place of meditation with an interesting past. Check it out!”
48 locals recommend
Trail
“One of LA's finest parks, for hiking, picnics and BBQs, catch superb views of surrounding LA and Downtown. Not to me missed.”
36 locals recommend
Park
“Very large park with miles of trails through the hills and trees. Lots of views of the city. The LA Dodgers Baseball Stadium is adjacent.”
8 locals recommend
Park
“Neighborhood park for kids to play at... It's clean and maintained regularly to keep it up to par. There's a huge shade structure that keeps you cool, an open and free library when you can take or leave a book, also a few outdoors music instruments for kids and a fairly clean restroom. Coffee and a few other shops are walking distance.”
15 locals recommend
Park
“Off-leash doggy trail that can't be beat. Don't thrash into the crowds at Runyon Canyon, THIS is the local's spot.”
7 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“This park has all the good stuff, including a BIG splash pad for the kids on a hot day. ”
7 locals recommend
Playground
“Walk up Wren Drive until you hit San Rafeal. You can turn left on Sea View Lane if you want to walk around the dog trail!”
4 locals recommend
Playground
“Indoor, air-conditioned playground. It’s a safe and super fan space for your children to play. Open play is only available during the week (weekends are for private parties only).”
6 locals recommend
Park
“Across the street from La Boheme with play areas, public workout circuit, picnic tables and tons of room for outdoor games, i.e. Frisbee -- or a quick jog.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Go for a walk and visit a clean park next to the LA river. Great for the family! Meet the kind groundskeeper, chat with the neighbors and enjoy the shade! ”
4 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“While Angel’s Point in Elysian Park isn’t the highest vista around, it provides great views of downtown and Dodger Stadium (if you have die hard fans in tow). While you take in the view, stand underneath local Echo Park artist Peter Schire’s sculpture “City on the Hill.” And if the views aren’t enough, there are hiking trails just below the sculpture and plenty of grass to run amok. You can also head over to the other side of Stadium Way (drive, because crossing the street is tough here) where there is a playground and hiking trails to explore Elysian Park. Good to know: This is an excellent viewing spot for 4th of July fireworks.”
4 locals recommend
Trail
“Great urban hike with lots of well populated trails. Some great views of Downtown LA.”
2 locals recommend
Park
“Great for picnics big gatherings and there is an outdoor exercise circuit (including apparatus). Accessible by foot or car.”
3 locals recommend
Park
“Quiet trails that wind through the neighborhood and offer stunning views of Griffith Park and the Valley.”
13 locals recommend