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Hansen Dam Recreation Area

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The City of Los Angeles manages the extensive day-use facilities, including golf and riding stables, which are available at this site in the San Fernando Valley.

Hansen Dam Aquatic Center is a 40-acre water recreation facility located on the northwest side of the Hansen Dam Recreation Area in Lakeview Terrace, California (approximately 25 miles north of downtown Los Angeles). The facility includes a 9-acre recreation lake and a 1.5-acre swimming lake.

The facility has 50 public restrooms, 20 dressing rooms, 25 showers, and several picnic areas.

The recreation lake is available for fishing, pedal boat rentals, and public boating. This lake is open year-round (including holidays), but is subject to closure during severe weather.

Activities available include fishing, boating, picnicking, jogging/walking, bird watching, small craft lessons, and rentals.

The swim lake water is filtered and chlorinated, and has a capacity of 2,800 swimmers.

In addition to swimming, the swim lake enclosure offers three acres of recreational space for picnicking and other forms of recreation, including two large water slides and one sand volleyball court.

Parking: The facility has parking for 415 vehicles (including 18 parking spots for persons with disabilities) with additional parking available in the surrounding park. Parking is allowed in designated areas only and not along roadways. Overnight parking is not allowed.

Organized Activities/Permits: All organized groups, or groups of 10 or more, wishing to use an L.A. City swim facility need a completed permit before they will be allowed to use the facility. The permits are designed to give the facility advance notice in order to make staffing and other accommodations in an attempt to prevent overcrowding or different groups from competing for the use of the same resources. Applicants must complete a Request for Use of Swimming Pool or Building form at least two weeks prior to the event. If you have any questions about the application, please speak to a manager.

Barbecues: Gas barbecues are permitted in designated grassy areas only. Charcoal barbeques are not permitted.

Pets: Pets are allowed in the park with the following restrictions:

• Animals must be on a leash.

• Owners are responsible for removing pet defecation.

• Animals are not permitted in the water of either the lake or the swim lake area (Seeing eye dogs exempted).

Walk/Jog Path: A 1/3-mile walkway surrounds the recreation lake and is restricted to foot traffic, except for wheelchairs and baby strollers. Bicycles, roller skates, scooters, skateboards, and other wheel vehicles are strictly prohibited on this walkway.

Kites, Rockets and R/C Aircraft: Kites, model rockets, and remote control aircrafts are prohibited due to the proximity of Whiteman Airport. Refer to F.A.A. regulation 101.13 for more information.

Directions: Intersection of I-210 Freeway and Foothills Blvd.

Address: 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lakeview Terrace
Phone: (818) 899-4537

Park Features:

September 30 - Summer Programs, King Gillette Ranch
September 30 - Summer Programs, Rocky Peak Park
September 30 - Summer Programs, Ballona Creek Trail and Bike Path
September 30 - Summer Programs, Pico Canyon
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