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11798 Foothill Blvd. Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
(818) 899-3779


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Hansen Dam Aquatic Center is a 40-acre water recreation facility located on the northwest side of Hansen Dam Recreation Area. The facility consists of a 9-acre recreation lake and a 1.5-acre swimming lake.

The facility has 50 public restrooms, 20 dressing rooms, 25 showers and several picnic areas.

The recreation lake is available for fishing, pedal boat rentals and public boating. The facility is open year-round (including holidays), but is subject to closure during severe weather. Activities available including fishing, boating, picnicking, jogging/walking, bird watching, boat lessons and rentals.

Entrance is Denied to:

1. Children under seven (7), unless accompanied by an adult on a one to one ratio.

2. Children under the age of four (4) without an approved "swim diaper" or plastic pants with elastic around the waist and legs.

3. No white t-shirts are allowed in the pool.

Junior Guard Program

The City of Los Angeles Open Water Junior Lifeguard Program is a six week program designed to provide children ages 9-17 with knowledge and respect for the open water environment at beaches and lakes.

Files Available For Download
Junior Lifeguard brochure - Hansen Dam Hansen Dam Brochure
Junior Lifeguard Flyer - Hansen Dam Hansen Dam Map
SWIM LAKE Map  Hansen Dam Permit Request
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Permit Request, Permit Maps and Permit Rules

Any organized groups wishing to use the facility must apply for and be issued an approved permit. Fees for certain activities may apply.

Fishing Derby

All Fishing Derbies have been canceled due to the City's budget.

Fourth of July

The Hansen Dam Aquatic Center will be closed for the Firework Show. Startiing approximately at 8:50 pm. Parking available in the surrounding park.

Polar Bear Swim

A free event held on January 1 every year at 8:00 am. Take the plunge into an experience you will not forget. Refreshments and a bonfire provided afterwards. Donations are welcome. Come and have a beary good time!