Franklin Canyon Park is a magnificent, 605-acre Santa Monica Mountains wilderness area near the center of Los Angeles between the San Fernando Valley and Beverly Hills. Within the park boundaries are chaparral, grasslands and oak woodlands, a three-acre lake, an ADA-accessible duck pond, expansive picnic grounds, and over five miles of hiking trails.
The lake and pond serve as permanent and seasonal home for birds in the Pacific flyway. Park features include the Sooky Goldman Nature Center, the Sam Goldman Amphiteater, and the Eugene and Michael Rosenfeld Auditorium.
There is ample, free parking at the southern and northern ends of the park.