Among the lengthy list of picturesque attractions in this city—who can resist the temptation of a hike through Runyon, an afternoon in a botanical garden or a trip to the beach?—there is a wealth of beautiful parks in Los Angeles. Whether you’re an art aficionado or a devoted dog owner, there’s a slice of nature that fits your lifestyle. For those days when you’re looking for things to do but don’t feel like climbing up all 282 steps at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, roll out a blanket or take a stroll through 25 of the best (and free) parks in Los Angeles.
As of early February, parks in L.A. are allowed to stay open, but there are still limits to what you can and can’t do outside. In general, indoor and sports facilities are closed or limited. Playgrounds are open but their status may vary by park. Gatherings are only allowed outdoors with up to two other households. And, of course, face coverings are required in public and you should be keeping at least six feet away from people not part of your household.