One of Encino's most popular destinations is Balboa Park, which attracts rollerbladers and dog walkers, tennis enthusiasts and soccer players. It can also be a great place for afternoon stargazing. On Saturdays during the summer months, the four baseball diamonds at Balboa Park are filled with actors, writers, producers and others associated with the entertainment industry that are part of the Show Biz League. Tony Danza and Michael Keaton are both actor-athletes who have played ball in this ultra-competitive league.
On the east side of Balboa Boulevard across from the park is Balboa Lake. The lake is also right next door to the Encino, Balboa and Woodley golf courses.
Los Encinos State Historical Park is just a few minutes away. Today, this five-acre park is a hidden treasure just north of busy Ventura Boulevard on Moorpark Street. On its grounds are several historical buildings that can be toured, including the first permanent structures built in Encino. This is the heart of what once was the 4,000-plus acre Los Encinos Rancho. Families often come here to feed the ducks in the park's small pond and to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.