11798 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
Council District: 
Neighborhood Service Area: 
North Valley
Directions via Google Maps

(818) 899-3779 or (818) 899-2649


Pool Closed Until May 2023.


Recreational Lake open for fishing and boating

HOURS OF OPERATION: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Daily


Hansen Dam Aquatic Center Parking Lots

HOURS OF OPERATION: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Daily

LOS ANGELES CITY POOLS (including Hansen Dam Swimming Pool)

All City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks swimming pools adhere to the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health’s Title 22- Section 65529 regulations (including and not limited to regular on-site testing and monitoring of the pool water purification system, pH and free chlorine residuals).


Citywide Aquatic Division has RESUMED all recreational water activities at the Recreation Lake.

The larvae causing Swimmer’s Itch may be present in Hansen Dam.  If you decide to utilize the Recreation Lake, stay clear of plants growing in the lake.  There area ways to preventative swimmer's itch:  Apply sunblock, rub down very briskly with a towel after leaving the water and shower with soap and water.

For information on Swimmer's Itch please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/swimmersitch/faqs.html

For Los Angeles Sanitation Watershed Water Quality Bacteria Table testing for Hansen Dam Recreation Lake visit:  http://bit.ly/hdreclake

Per the Centers for Disease Control, “Swimmer’s itch, also called cercarial dermatitis, appears as a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to certain microscopic parasites that infect some birds and mammals. These parasites are released from infected snails into fresh and saltwater (such as lakes, ponds, and oceans). While the parasite’s preferred host is the specific bird or mammal, if the parasite comes into contact with a swimmer, it burrows into the skin causing an allergic reaction and rash. Swimmer’s itch is found throughout the world and is more frequent during the summer months.” “Most cases of swimmer itch do not require medical attention.” “Swimmer’s itch is not contagious and cannot be spread from one person to another.”

**Learn to Surf**
Learn to Surf is an introductory program where youth will get the opportunity to go to the beach and learn water safety, beach safety, how to stand on a surfboard and ultimately catch a wave. Transportation will be provided for the participants to get to the beach. Masks must be worn in the vehicles at all times. All sessions will be held at Cabrillo Beach. Dates and times are subject to changes. Due to the unpredictable weather, some classes may be cancelled due to unsafe conditions. If a class is cancelled, there will be no make-ups or refunds for that class.
Registration will open Saturday August 6 at 9:00 AM
Price: $10
Ages: 10-17
Swimming Assessment: Jr Lifeguard: 100 yds medley (25 yds of each stroke of breaststroke, backstroke, sidestroke and freestyle) and 200 yds freestyle. OR Level 6: Swim 500 yds continuously using any 3 strokes of choice, swimming at least 50 yds of each stroke. 
Session length: 4 days
Days: Saturdays 
Session #1: September 24 to October 15 
Facilities for Session #1: Hansen Dam, Glassell, Celes King III and Cabrillo Beach
Session #2: October 22 to November 12
Facilities for Session #2: Hansen Dam, Algin Sutton, Van Ness, Cabrillo Beach
Session #3: November 19 to December 10 
Facilities for Session #3: EG Roberts, Celes King III, Algin Sutton, Cabrillo Beach
Session Times 
Cabrillo Beach 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM 
All other sites: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM 
For more detailed information see the flyer below. 

Citywide Contact

Citywide Aquatics
3900 Chevy Chase Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Phone: (323) 906-7953
Email: Citywide.Aquatics@lacity.org


Children (0 – 17): $1.00
Adults (18 – 49): $4.00
50+ ( 50 & Up ): $1.00
Persons with Disabilities (All Ages ): $1.00
Cash or Check Only
Adult Lap Swim Pass (30 entries): $88

Youth, Persons w/ Disabilities, & Older Adults
Admission Pass (30 entries): $25.00

Aquatic Facility Information

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.

Also, please adhere to the following:

  1. Proper swim attire is as follows;
    1. Men must wear swim trunks with a liner AND a drawstring, board shorts are acceptable,
    2. Females must wear a bathing suit, may be a one-piece or two-piece.
  2. Inappropriate swim attire is as follows:
    1. No cut-offs, bike shorts, basketball shorts, or street shorts,
    2. No white t-shirts or white rash guards or shirts of any kind,
    3. Swimsuit must cover the buttocks, no thongs,
    4. No bodysuits or leotards.

Facility Features 

Fishing Permitted (YES), Volleyball Courts (Unlighted), Water Slide, Seasonal Pool (Outdoor / Unheated)


The Park Advisory Board meets the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Lake View Terrace Recreation Center.

Swim Lake (Seasonal Facility):

Public swimming is not scheduled from October through May, but is available for primit use only.

Recreational Lake (Year Round Facility):
 Hours of Operation
Facility Hours: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Equestrian Trail: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
General Boating: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Kayaking: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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