There are hundreds of Los Angeles parks for families to enjoy! We want to help you navigate them and find the best outdoor activities for your family. We’ve started a series to explore parks in and near Los Angeles. Please check back as we will continue to add more parks.
Parents will love this sweet little spot in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood that includes a play area a public library.
This beautiful park in the quiet Holmby Hills neighborhood near UCLA includes lawn bowling and an 18-hole pony golf course.
Grand Hope Park is one of the most iconic parks in Los Angeles. Located downtown outside of FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) in the heart of downtown LA and near many restaurants and shops.
This lovely park has a soccer field, picnic tables, a play structure, library, gym and preschool.
Right in the middle of the city, just east of Downtown, you can find many great green spaces that are fun for you and great for your kids to appreciate the beauty of our city. If you’re looking to explore the outdoors with your kids, check out some of the Best Parks on the Eastside of Los Angeles.
If you want to visit a neighborhood park, but feel like branching out without venturing too far from home, then try a visit one these South Bay parks.
From Marina Del Rey to Hermosa Beach, you’ll find great playgrounds where parents can relax and enjoy the view while kids can play.
There’s so much to do in Griffith Park! Families can hike, bike, explore, learn and play.
Families will find so much to do at Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park in Van Nuys. There’s a lake, play structures, picnic areas and more!
The Best Parks for a Picnic
Pantera Park in Diamond Bar is a great place for families. It includes two dog parks, walking trails and plenty of space for kids to play.
Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Recreation Center
Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Recreation Center is perfect for families, parties and groups of people who want to spend the day outdoors. It includes a Universal Access Playground, ball fields, running trails and plenty of space for picnics.