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The Japanese Garden
6100 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406
The Japanese Garden is a park and garden located on the grounds of the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in WoodleyMore Park. The location offers a range of features and areas, including a dry Zen meditation garden, Gingko trees, waterfalls, a tea house, floating bridge, log bridge and more. It also has lake areas and stone designs. Areas at the garden can be rented for special events, including weddings, meetings, engagement photos and memorial services. It also has a gift shop with many types of items, including books, jewelry, greeting cards, ceramics and origami. The location has been used for Hollywood projects such as Star Trek: The Next Generation. Check the main website to tour the gardens or for details on pricing.
17970 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
Jingo is located on Ventura Boulevard just east of Newcastle. They specialize in a style of Japanese BBQ calledMore Yakiniku. Waiters light a fire at a grill at your table while you order the kinds of meats you desire. Then it's up to you to cook the meat to your liking with the kinds of sauces you prefer. It offers a fun group activity and a Japanese garden patio, perfect for warm Encino nights. 
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
4938 Balboa Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
The Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power (LADWP) distributing station helps ensure the reliable flow of electricity toMore Encino residents and businesses. It has successfully begun delivering recycled water to irrigate Woodley, Encino and Balboa golf courses, as well as the Balboa Sports Complex.  It also provides water for the Los Angeles River, the Japanese Garden, Lake Balboa and the Wildlife Lake in the Sepulveda Basin. Together, recycled water to these facilities totals more than 400 million gallons.
Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve
6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406

Surrounded by the crowded 405 and 101 Freeways, it's hard to imagine this oasis alongside an urban city. TheMore Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve is part of a 225-acre, extensive park system, owned and developed by the Army Corps of Engineers, and maintained by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. The reserve is home to migrating birds, who search for food and shelter within the vast oak trees.

The Wildlife Reserve is not just for animals though. It serves as a peaceful rest area for humans, too. Come to marvel in the landscaping or enjoy the sounds of nature. There are also golf courses, sports fields, an archery range and Japanese Gardens around the corner for your enjoyment.

Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area
17017 Burbank Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

Located in Encino near the intersection of the 101 and 405 Freeways, the 2,000-acre Sepulveda Basin Recreation AreaMore is a flood control basin managed by the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks. Features include two parks, an 80-acre sports field, an archery range, three 18-hole golf courses, Balboa Lake with boat rentals and fishing, the Balboa Park and Sports Center, playgrounds, a velodrome, bike paths, hiking trails, tennis courts, a Japanese garden, an off-leash dog park, a premiere wildlife preserve and the only unpaved stretch of the Los Angeles River. That's a mouthful!

No matter what time of day, you'll always find bikers, runners, golfers and nature enthusiasts enjoying the wide open spaces and Valley sunshine.

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