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Parks & nature in Los Angeles

Park
“This is the closest major park to us. You can do some beautiful, fairy easy hikes here with good views. Hike by dodger stadium. We like to park near Grace E. Simmons Lodge and hike the trails up behind there. ”
73local recommendations
Trail
“One of LA's finest parks, for hiking, picnics and BBQs, catch superb views of surrounding LA and Downtown. Not to me missed.”
36local recommendations
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!”
47local recommendations
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.”
8local recommendations
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.”
15local recommendations
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.”
7local recommendations
State / Provincial Park
“This park has all the good stuff, including a BIG splash pad for the kids on a hot day. ”
8local recommendations
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).”
6local recommendations
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!”
4local recommendations
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! ”
4local recommendations
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.”
5local recommendations
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.”
4local recommendations
Trail
“Great urban hike with lots of well populated trails. Some great views of Downtown LA.”
2local recommendations
Park
“Great for picnics big gatherings and there is an outdoor exercise circuit (including apparatus). Accessible by foot or car.”
3local recommendations
Park
“Quiet trails that wind through the neighborhood and offer stunning views of Griffith Park and the Valley.”
13local recommendations
Park
“Palmer Park has everything you might need - a wading pool (open Fridays and Saturdays 1:30-6:30pm in the summer), basketball courts, exercise equipment, picnic tables, and a large playground with swings.”
1local recommendations