Ballona Discovery Park is a museum without walls where visitors can learn the natural and cultural history of Ballona Wetlands. From the always buzzing native plant demonstration gardens, including pollinator and medicinal garden, to the serene walk along the riparian corridor where coots and other birds can be spotted hidden in the waters below, there is plenty to explore. Children and parents can stroll through the interpretive Watershed Walk, following the movement of water through every habitat from the mountains to the ocean. Ballona Discovery Park is a gateway to the wetlands and helps connect visitors to the wonders of nature around them.

Discovery Park is located at 13110 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista, 90094. The park is open to the public every day from dawn to dusk. Special events at this location can be found on our calendar.

Want to schedule a private outing for a scouting group, club, or organization? Please fill out the form below. Contact Patrick Tyrrell or call 310-306-5994 with questions.

Ballona Discovery Park is a partnership between Friends of Ballona Wetlands, Loyola Marymount University, and Playa Vista-Brookfield. For inquiries about private events and reservations, please contact Tony Hart.


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