Wondering where to find public parks with synthetic turf fields in the Greater Los Angeles Area? Global Syn-Turf to the rescue! (With the help of LAParks.org.) For visitors and residents of
Los Angeles who are looking to get your synthetic turf exercise on, here's a (almost) comprehensive list of all of the synthetic turf fields
in the city of Los Angeles. This is a list of public fields
that have adopted synthetic turf as their surface in the Greater Los Angeles
Area, courtesy of LAParks.org.
Boyle Heights Sports Center
933 S. Mott St., Los Angeles, CA 90023
This field is in East Los Angeles. Other amenities include barbecue pits, a baseball
field (lighted/unlighted), basketball courts, children's play area, a community
room, and picnic tables. Come here for a stroll on synthetic turf during your
visit to East Los Angeles, or to engage on some one-on-one basketball with your
buddy on your day off!
Delano Recreation Center
15100 Erwin St., Van Nuys, CA 91411
This recreation center has a soccer field that recently had
synthetic turf installed. Other amenities are available at the facility, but
the soccer field is the only area with synthetic turf installed. Councilmember Tony Cardenas and the Bureau of Engineering were responsible for the synthetic
turf materials being installed, which was paid for through Proposition K
Evergreen Recreation Center
2844 East 2nd St., Los Angeles,
This recreation center recently had synthetic turf installed on the
baseball field during a $450,000 improvement project. Other upgrades include
ADA accessible restrooms, new bleachers, water fountains, dugout shade covers,
playgrounds, a childcare center and an adult fitness zone.
Expo Center (Soboroff Sports Field)
3980 Bill Robertson
Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90037
The synthetic turf field at Expo Center is a
multipurpose field, used for soccer, walking clubs, football leagues and day
camps. Come here for all of your recreational and athletic purposes if you live in the area or if you're visiting on vacation. Other activities include senior activities, boxing, zumba, and swimming.
Gilbert W. Lindsay Community Center
425 E. 42nd Place, Los
Angeles, CA 90011
This space is the former site of Wrigley Field, which was
demolished in 1969, for history and sports buffs. Gilbert W. Lindsay Community Center has two full-sized soccer fields surfaced with
synthetic turf, a playground and is appropriate for family activities. It is not unusual to find people doing their regular, routine physical exercises at this location.
Glassell Park Recreation Center
3650 Verdugo Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90065
The synthetic turf surface at the Glassell Park Recreation Center location is on a soccer field. Other
facilities include tennis courts, a baseball diamond, picnicking areas, and frolickers can even go swimming at a swimming pool.
3401 Riverside Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027
This location has a soccer field fitted with artificial turf. The synthetic
turf was installed in 2014. This field is one of Los Angeles's most famous and frequented parks. It is sometimes referred to as Los Angeles's answer to Central Park. The park spans over 4,000 acres and is one of the largest parks in an urban area in North America.
Lafayette Park Recreation Center
625 South Lafayette Park Place, Los Angeles,
This park has a 7,000 square foot dog play area surfaced with
synthetic turf. Come here and bring your dogs for some fun in the sun! This area was originally created by a donation of land by Clara R. Shatto to the City of Los Angeles in 1899.
21816 Lanark St., Canoga Park, CA 91304
synthetic turf soccer field at this park opened in 2012. It was the first
synthetic turf soccer field to be installed on its side of Canoga Park. The installation of the synthetic turf soccer
field was spearheaded by Dennis Phillip Zine, who served on the Los Angeles
City Council from 2001 to 2013.
2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90057
square-foot synthetic turf field was installed in 2009 and is primarily used for soccer. This park (formerly known as Westlake Park) is a park in the
Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, and is eponymously named after General Douglas
MacArthur. It is designated as City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #100. Come here to play soccer, baseball, take a walk, or socialize with friends.
Mar Vista Recreation Center
11430 Woodbine Ave., Los
Angeles, CA 90066
The Mar Vista Recreation Center opened their synthetic turf soccer
field in 2005. The synthetic turf field cost $700,000 and was funded through
Proposition K, which passed in 1996 to provide funding to City parks and
recreation facilities. Residents visit this park to play soccer, baseball, basketball, pool, and even roller hockey.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
3934 South Western Ave., Los
Angeles, CA 90062
This 80 foot by 130 foot synthetic turf sports and soccer field was
completed in late 2013. It was nominated
by Councilmember Bernard C. Parks for a Proposition K grant in 2009. Parks saw
it through the approval process and secured funding for the synthetic turf
field to be built. The construction of the synthetic turf field itself was done
by the Department of Public Works and the Bureau of Engineering (BOE),
Rancho Cienega Sports Complex
5001 Rodeo Rd., Los Angeles,
There is a new running track and state-of-the-art artificial turf at
the Jackie Robinson Stadium, and a new soccer field with artificial turf. These
improvements were spearheaded by City Council Member Herb J. Wesson, Jr. This sports complex has a gym, swimming pool and stadium, plus a children's play area & community activities room.
Rio De Los Angeles State Park (AKA Taylor Yard)
1900 N. San
Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90065
Rio de Los Angeles State is a 247-acre
(1.00 km2) park and features both native plants and synthetic turf in sports
fields. Other facilities include a children's playground, a walking path, a mini water park, BBQ equipment.
Ross Snyder Recreation Center
1501 East 41st St., Los
Angeles, CA 90011
This recreation center is the home of Nike (artificial turf)
Soccer Field, which was completed in October 2002. The park is an 11-acre park; other activities include tennis, barbecue, basketball, baseball, picnicking, swimming, and volleyball.
Seoul International Park
3250 San Marino St., Los Angeles,
This park is situated in the center of Koreatown. The artificial
turf, multi-purpose sports field was built thanks to the Dodgers Dream
Foundation, who renovatedthe fields in 2007. The renovation, which included installing the synthetic
turf, cost $1.2 million. Sports played on the field include baseball and
Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area
17017 Burbank Blvd.,
Encino, CA 91316
This is not a park per se, but is a larger territory that has several parks within it. The parks are the Balboa Sports Complex, the Hjelte Sports Center, Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park, Sepulveda Garden, Sherman Oaks Castle Park, Woodley Park, Encino Golf Course, Balboa Golf Course, and Woodley Lakes Golf Course. The Balboa Sports Complex is a hub for sports, dance yoga, and picnicking, and contains an 80-acre sports field
surfaced with synthetic turf.
Whitsett Sports FIelds
7000 N. Whitsett Ave., North
Hollywood, CA 91605
This facility is unstaffed and contains a synthetic turf
baseball diamond and a synthetic turf soccer field.