Lake Balboa Park

6300 Balboa Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91406

(818) 756-9743


Anthony C. Beilenson Park is an 80 acre water recreation facility within the Sepulveda Flood Control basin. The centerpiece of the park, Lake Balboa, is a 27 acre lake filled with water reclaimed from the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant. Recreation activities include fishing, boating, remote-control boating and jogging/walking.

Place Information

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  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 6:00am - 7:00pm
    Monday 6:00am - 7:00pm
    Tuesday 6:00am - 7:00pm
    Wednesday 6:00am - 7:00pm
    Thursday 6:00am - 7:00pm
    Friday 6:00am - 7:00pm
    Saturday 6:00am - 7:00pm

Word on the Street

The park offers two huge shaded playground areas, with a vast amount of activities hidden inside them. There are ropes to climb, three different types of swings, bridges, slides, a sandy area, and various stations that offer a world of discovery. The playground is on a nice spongy surface, which means less hurt knees when kids fall down. Located at the lake, kids can watch the ducks -- though feeding them is no longer allowed. Kayaking and fishing, however, are encouraged. You can rent a kayak or pedal boat to venture into the water. You can also rent a bike to check out the bike paths. There are several shaded picnic areas and lots of trees so families can easily find a cool spot to eat. And if you're up for a short walk, you can wonder down to the waterfall. Two ice cream trucks at either end of the park offer up sweet treats for the kids. And these trucks are actually nice! Not the torn up, sad-looking trucks one sees in other parts of the valley. There is no graffiti on the playground equipment and the park is clean and well-kept. If you're looking for a way to spend a few hours with the kids (and don't want to spend a lot of money), Lake Balboa Park is an excellent option.  

Lake Balboa Park: From the Parents


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