11798 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
Council District: 
Neighborhood Service Area: 
North Valley
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(818) 899-3779 or (818) 899-2649
Facility Hours of Operation: 

7:30am - 4:30pm daily for all activities


Attention Hansem Dam patrons,
Effective Sunday November 3, the new facility hours will be 7:30am - 4:30pm.

The Northwest part of the lake, Parking lot #1, and RCL picnic area will be closed to the public from Tuesday December 17 - Friday December 20 ,2019 due to Film production. The Recreation Lake will still be open for recreational activities (fishing, kayaking, boating, canoeing, etc). The walking path will be partially blocked off at the Northwest area, but still available for public use.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.”

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 private use only.

Recreational Lake (Year Round Facility):
 Hours of Operation
Facility Hours: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Equestrian Trail: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
General Boating: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Kayaking: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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