- 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.
Surrounded by trees, Solana Park features a basketball court and two fields that can be used for baseball or open-field sports like soccer. It also has a walking trail, children's playground, covered picnic areas and a private access pool.
A 200 acre water park with a splash pad, Rancho Jurupa Park also includes a rock climbing playground, miniature golf course with waterfalls, and disc golf course. Their lakes and trails provide opportunities for fishing, hiking and biking.