Lake Balboa park (now it's called Anthony C Beilenson Park) and I go way back! I used to come here after school when I was a kid, and now I come here after work to ride my bike or run for as long as I remember myself. I had a numerous Birthday parties here for myself as well as my kids and we never, ever get tired of it.
These days, my dog (Charlie) and I enjoy walking around the lake in the mornings and evening. In fact every time I walk my dog around the lake and we ready to go home, he just stands by my car and begs me to take him back for more!
Also, my mother, my sister and I go biking here just about every Sunday. We ride from our house that's just a short distance away. We lived in old Van Nuys, now known as Lake Balboa....forever, (in fact so long ago, I remember paying like $70,000 for my condo back in the days, now it's $365K). We always ride around the park's concrete trail for bikes and meet a lot of wonderful local folks who enjoy it as much as we do. I also met a lot of people from further away, who heard about this great getaway and made an effort to come and enjoy it as well.
It is a lovely park with plenty to do...I totally recommend it for anyone who loves nature and a good streneous work-out. There's also a professional golf course with driving range and putting green, so if you're a golfer you owe it to yourself to check it out! Also there's a great tennis courts (I make sure to use it a lot), as well as soccer field, basketball courts....you name it! Very proud of our park!