Valley Plaza Park

12240 Archwood St., North Hollywood, CA 91606
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77.64 acres


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

Drinking fountains were fairly clean and usable.


Good park features included:

  • Indoor Gym
  • Classrooms
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball Diamonds
  • Bike Racks
  • Mature Trees
Drought Effects 

Although the lawns near the recreation center were in good condition, bare patches and areas of overgrowth were noted. The multipurpose field was more than 40% bare. Some stressed trees were observed.

Wear and Tear

Some paint chipping was noted on the picnic tables. The tennis courts had graffiti and paint chipping. The grassy areas were damaged from vehicles driving through the park. The indoor facility was aging and in need of renovation.

Park Cleanliness

There were bulk items, litter, and broken glass on paths throughout the park. Individuals were smoking near the parking lot. Graffiti was visible on signs and benches and in the playground.

Portable Toilets

Portable toilets were not clean and smelled foul.

Sports Programs

Adult Basketball, Adult Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Girls Softball, Karate, Sport Clinics, Tee-Ball/Coach Pitch, Tennis, Volleyball, Girls Play LA (Ages 8 – 15)

Other Programs

After School Club, Class Teen Programs, Coaching Workshops, Guitar, JTPLTennis, L.A. Kids, Piano, Senior Dance, Summer Day Camp, Teen Club, Varies Arts & Crafts, Volunteer Opportunities, Winter Day Camp

Facility Features
Multipurpose Sports Field, Barbecue Pits, Baseball Diamond (Lighted), Basketball Courts (Indoor), Basketball Courts (Lighted/Outdoor), Children’s Play Area, Community Room, Picnic Tables, Tennis Courts (Lighted), Dodger Dream Field, Kitchen, Stage, Volleyball Courts (Lighted/Outdoor), Seasonal Pool (Outdoor/Unheated). Freeway 170 splits the park east-west; a footbridge connects the two parts. Vanowen Street partitions the park north-south, resulting in 4 park areas.

How are Angelenos using this park?

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