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Vista Hermosa Natural Park

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Wonderful California wilderness just a short distance from Downtown Los Angeles

It's been 10 years since Vista Hermosa Natural Park has opened. It is planted with native... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Gorgeous, magical slice of California "wilderness" in the city

This park feels much larger than its size due to it's brilliant landscape design. The rolling... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
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The park features walking trails, streams, meadows, oak savannahs, picnic grounds, and a nature-themed playground with native Mediterranean vegetation.
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100 N Toluca St, Los Angeles, CA 90026-5828
+1 213-250-1100
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

It's been 10 years since Vista Hermosa Natural Park has opened. It is planted with native California trees and vegetation that now have matured to the point that when you walk through this park, you can easily forget that you are so close to downtown...More

Thank geotech522
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This park feels much larger than its size due to it's brilliant landscape design. The rolling hills, generous plantings, and blue sky views make you feel like you've stumbled into a forest in the middle of the city. There is a lovely boulder and waterfall...More

Thank Aviva V
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I first came to this parking overlooking downtown Los Angeles soon after it opened in 2008. I happened to see a story in the Los Angeles Times — still available if you search online — that told how this was the first public park opened...More

Thank Sowellman
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This new park, although nice, seems strangely out of place. It's a few blocks away from the tall downtown buildings of Los Angeles. It's planted with California native trees and brush, making one feel like one is exploring the coastal foothills along Malibu. It's quiet...More

Thank Rogerdob
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to take pictures with the view of downtown la! There's grassy area to play or have a picnic. If you go into the park there is a bench you can sit at which overlooks dtla. Great Instagram pic shot.

Thank ailienv01
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We wanted to stroll in a park after breakfast, so we went to this park to relax and talk! Plenty of shade under a tree and very tranquil in spite of being so close to downtown. Good views of downtown from a bench!

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Los Angeles all my life and have driven by this place countless times. I am so glad I finally made it a point to visit this gorgeous hidden gem. There are so many great areas to picnic, exercise, play, and hang...More

Thank OLlady78
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This block was once run down and used in several movies as it worked great for gritty shots with DTLA in the background. When I saw it had been turned into a park I had to check it out. Very impressive! Clean and uncrowded with...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Lovely refuge from the concrete jungles of downtown la. You also get lovely views of dtla when you hike to the top. The park looks larger than what it really is but it's so pleasant here and worth the trip. There's a soccer field next...More

Thank travelinh1
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

First time Ive seen a view of la skyline this close and perfect for picture taking. Will definitely return to take more photos.

Thank Raphael A
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