Past Meetup

Lake Balboa Walk & Swan Boat Adventure

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Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park

6300 Balboa Blvd · Van Nuys, CA

How to find us

Within the park, go to the Swan Boat rental place -- drive inside the park, and you can't miss it - it is Wheel Fun Rentals; 6300 Balboa Blvd. Then look for Marsha with red baseball cap at picnic table in front of boat rental place.

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Let's check out Lake Balboa for a walk around the lake, followed by a spin in the lake on a Swan boat. Because why go to the gym to ride an exercise bike when you can pedal a Swan instead, right? (and if you're not into the Swan boat idea, you could always do some additional walking, running or biking in the area on your own after the Meetup. It's a nice, low-key place to enjoy a bit of nature. Lake Balboa is located in Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley.
Location: Let's meet at the picnic table in front of the swan boat rental place: (Wheel Fun Rentals; 6300 Balboa Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91316 - this is located within Lake Balboa's Bielenson Park - Keep driving in until you find the place where all the Swan boats are parked at the pier. ). Free parking. Give yourself 15 mins to find parking, just in case crowded, but you will be able to park for sure, perhaps in an adjacent lot).
How to find Marsha, your Organizer: I will wear a RED baseball hat, and I will have a Meetup sign. Also I will message all who RSVP "yes" with my contact info. the day before (so please allow notifications for this Meetup event if you want to get that info.)
The Event: Fitness walk around Lake Balboa -- around 2 miles -- we'll do 1 loop (30 mins), followed by swan boat rental (1 hour), and if anyone wants to walk a second loop, then we can (30 mins).
What to Bring: A bottle or two of water, $11 for the swan boat rental (you probably need a credit card / drivers license to rent -- just a guess) -- and we can fit 2/boat so perhaps bring $5.50 cash also in case you split with someone. You may want to bring a portable snack too since this will be around lunchtime and something that allows you to track your time on the boat, with the caution that you will be on a lake and there is a rather remote, but always possible chance that it could get wet). Note: the boat rental place also rents bikes. If you have questions, you can visit their site:
What else? Sorry no kids for this event, but you can check it out for them for another time.
Look forward to seeing you, Adventurers! If you have questions before the event, you can click on my name, Marsha J. and you'll see a little icon to message me.