Sylmar Park Recreation Center

Park Website:
Sylmar Park
13109 Borden Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342
Council District:
7 – Monica Rodriguez
Neighborhood Council:
Sylmar Neighborhood Council
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19.8 acres


Children's Play Areas: Grade A
Picnic & Sitting Areas: Grade B-
Outdoor Courts: Grade B-
Athletic Fields: Grade B
Landscaping & Natural Areas: Grade A-
Exercise Areas & Trails: Grade A
Park Center Interiors: Grade A
Exterior Infrastructures: Grade B+
Park Cleanliness: Grade B
Restrooms: Grade C
Drinking Fountains: Grade B
Graffiti: Grade F

Despite some bare spots, the overall landscaping was attractive.

Water Conservation

No standing water was noted.


Park features in good condition included:

  • Outdoor fitness center
  • Playground
  • Water fountains
  • Indoor gym
Drinking Fountains

The drinking fountains were functional and clean.

Drought Effects 

Bare patches of land were present throughout the landscape, in the picnic areas, and in the two multipurpose fields.

Wear and Tear

Although many picnic tables were in good condition, a few were dirty, broken, and worn out.  Bleachers adjacent to the multipurpose fields were in poor condition with graffiti and litter present.

The basketball court bad cracks and faded paint lines.

The small tennis courts had chunks of the floor missing.  Paint was fading from some of the park walls.


Two restrooms were assessed and had minor problems.  They were both dimly lit.  In one, the hand dryer was out of order.  In the other, the sink faucets were difficult to use.

Park Cleanliness

There was moderate graffiti on signs, bleachers, fountains, picnic tables, and doors, as well as some litter.

Sports Programs

Baseball, Basketball (Winter/Summer), Basketball Clinic, Flag Football, Karate, Soccer Clinic, Softball, Tennis, Girls Play LA (Ages 8 – 15)

Other Programs

Adult Step Aerobics, Aerobics, After School Program, Arts & Crafts, Ballet, Capoiera, Cheerleading, Chess, Dance, Drama, Early Learning Academy, Extreme Teen Program, Free Snack Program, Guitar, Gymnastics, Hip Hop, Jazz, L.A. Kids, Lunch Program (Summer), Mobile Skate Park, Piano, Pre-School (A.M.), Senior Nutrition Program (9am-1pm), Special Events, Sports Clinics, Spring Crafts, Tap, Teen Program, Tumbling

Facility Features

Auditorium, Baseball Diamond (Lighted), Basketball Courts (Lighted / Outdoor), Children’s Play Area, Community Room, Indoor Gym (without Weights), Picnic Tables, Soccer Field (Unlighted), Tennis Courts (Lighted), Kitchen, Outdoor Fitness Equipment, Stage

How are Angelenos using this park?

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