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Franklin Canyon Park
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2600 Franklin Canyon Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210
2600 Franklin Canyon DrUSCABeverly Hills90210
(310) 858-7272 ext. 131lamountains.com
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People talk about nature center, santa monica mountains, stop sign, picnic grounds and conservation authority
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Jim Conner
reviewed 10 months ago
Stop sign and speed traps. Go there often. Find new trails each time. Dog crap litters main trail. Beyond that it is a great place to ditch the nuttiness of the rich life and climb some hills.
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Jon Bosanac
reviewed 3 years ago
Nice place to walk the dogs! My wife and I just went there for the first time today, and we really had a good time. I am glad I saw the reviews about the stop sign photo tickets which made us overly cautious about our speed and all traffic laws. With clean bathrooms and nice views, this is a true gem in the middle of the city!
A Google User
reviewed 4 years ago
You go up for a leisure afternoon with your family. You drive 10 to 15 mph around the lake and a couple weeks later you get a nice $125 ticket to pay for driving through a stop sign at 1 mph. This is a bad idea as a place to go and people should avoid it as the park service people there don't have any concern that perhaps families are just trying to relax and not be hemmed in with such a god awful idea as this stop sign camera. They make it nearly impossible to fight unless you have days with nothing to do but keep going up there to look at the pictures and then again to see a judge of some sort. I urge everyone to avoid this place.
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Jonathan Valentin
reviewed a month ago
Great place
A Google User
reviewed 3 years ago
You know, I take my kids here all the time, and one time, at about 10:15am on a weekday, I coasted through a Stop Sign at no more than 3 mph, and ended up with a $175 ticket from the "Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority Stop Sign Photo Enforcement Program" (yeah that's really the title). I understand the importance of this kind of thing, but you've got to be kidding me. What a racket. I come here to relax with my kids, not to be given the adult equivalent of a "pink slip" from some automated "hall monitor". If I was some Hollywood jerk, blazing through this thing, that would be one thing, but I wasn't. I will be telling people to watch out for this place, and if they have a choice, to be heading over to Tree People's park up the street instead.
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A Google User
reviewed 3 years ago
Franklin Canyon defies any image that might come to mind when one thinks of Los Angeles. Small wonder that so many movies and t.v. shows use it as a location when bucolic surroundings are called for in a script. But this park isn't just for the Studios, it's for everybody. Thank God that cameras were installed to enforce the stop signs. Too many people from Beverly Hills were using it as a by-pass to Hollywood or Studio City. Driving their SUVs at dangerous speeds that are appropriate only for the freeways. Those are the the reason for the one-star reviews. Forget them! There's a little pond, a natural oasis, that toddlers go ape for. "There's Yurtle the Turtle stacking up with his buddies!" Ducks and coots abound. The large lake (man made) is less than a mile to circle and the trail is dotted with picnic tables. There you will be treated to a great variety of trees, including oak and redwood. The Nature Center is loads of fun for the little ones as well, with treats if their blood sugar gets low, drinks for the thirsty and tchochkies on sale to remember the visit. Great programs are run by Franklyn Canyon Park, from bird walks to serious ecological lectures and hikes. So get on their mailing list! Kudos to the Mountains and Recreations Conservation Authority for all their hard work to preserve and expand wildlife corridors, helping to ensure that generations to come may enjoy the beauties and wonders of nature in the heart of Los Angeles.
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