- The list below includes 892 free or cheap things to do in or near Glendale, California, including 129 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Hiking Trails, Arcades and Family Fun Center.
- From Forest Lawn Memorial Park to Deukmejian Wilderness Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Glendale and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Los Angeles, Pasadena, Lakewood and Cerritos.
The Deukmejian Wilderness Park is a rugged 709-acre site that is home to chaparral, sage scrub and secluded woodlands that are home to various species of wildlife. The area is relatively undisturbed except for the designated picnic spots and walking paths.
Spread across 31 acres, Brand Park is home to the Miss American Green Cross Statue. The park also offers hiking and biking trails, a basketball court, softball field, picnic areas, children's playground and seasonal wading pool.
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A steep mountain trail, Brand Park Hiking Trail has benches at the halfway point and is dog-friendly, but offers no shade. The trail can be tackled via a 2 mile route or a less challenging 4.5 mile paved route.
Glenoaks Park is a 2.2 acre park offering several recreational amenities. Visitors will find a basketball court, playground, tennis courts, volleyball court, wading pool, and picnic areas. The park also maintains a clubhouse which is available for special events.
Spanning a total of nearly three acres, Griffith Manor Park is a community park that offers a number of recreational amenities for visitors to enjoy. These include a playground area, several picnic areas, and a basketball court, among others.