At The HAUS, we really enjoy getting to know our customers! Lately, we’ve been talking to a lot of them about their favorite outdoor activities. As the weather starts to warm up, we’re looking forward to paying a visit to these popular Van Nuys attractions.
The Japanese Garden
One of the most-mentioned attractions in Van Nuys is The Japanese Garden. It’s located in the downtown area on Woodley Avenue. It’s often called the “Garden of Water and Fragrance,” due to the prevalence of aromatic plants, flowers, fountains, and ponds.
As spring approaches, it’s the perfect time to visit and see the flowers in bloom. This is a great stop when you want to take a stroll and get some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve
The nearly 230-acre Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve has an extensive network of trails where you can take a hike and catch a glimpse of various wildlife. It’s common to see geese, egrets, foxes, and snakes along the trails. If you’re lucky, you might also see pelicans, cranes, and osprey.
The reserve is sparsely populated in the early mornings and on weekdays, making this the best time to pay it a visit.
When you want to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, the conveniently located Woodley Park is an excellent option. It’s located at the northwest intersection of Interstate 405 and California Route 101, on Woodley Avenue.
The park offers a ton of amenities including multiple lakes, a playground, a baseball field, and covered seating areas with built-in grills. You’ll also find a cricket field and a dedicated archery range. Woodley Park is popular with families and anyone who enjoys biking, hiking, playing sports, or settling in for a picnic lunch.
Van Nuys Golf Course
For a quick golf outing, you can’t go wrong with the Van Nuys Golf Course. It features a 9-hole course that you can usually play in about an hour. There’s allows a larger, 18-hole par-3 course. It’s only about a third of the length of most traditional golf courses in the area. Both courses are popular with those who are time-crunched or who don’t enjoy spending hours out on the course.
Sepulveda Dam Bike Path
Fitness-minded locals enjoy visiting the Sepulveda Dam Bike Path. Not only is it an impressive structure, but its flat, smooth surface makes it ideal for walkers, bikers, and inline roller skaters who want to enjoy some exercise without putting in too much effort.
The path is about nine miles around the perimeter. It goes around the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area, which has picnic tables, restrooms, and a variety of other amenities.
Van Nuys Airport Public Observation Area
Most airports have super tight security, making it difficult to get close to the planes. However, the Van Nuys Airport’s public observation area is a haven for aircraft enthusiasts.
It’s located off Woodley Avenue at the end of Waterman Drive. You’re welcome to visit daily between 8 a.m. and sunset. While you’re there, you can listen to the air traffic controllers in real-time while you watch the planes go by.
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