Showing posts from August 3, 2012

Granada Hills' Secret Swimming Pool

     Mitch Englander's most recent newsletter contained a listing of public pools in the West San Fernando Valley: Granada Hills Pool on Chatsworth, Northridge Pool on Reseda, Canoga Park Pool on Strathern, and Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Pool on Huston Street.      But Englander forgot to mention one pool right here in Granada Hills: the Knollwood Pool.     Although it shares a parking lot with Knollwood Country Club, the pool is free and open to the public as it's not operated by the club, but by L.A. County Parks and Recreation.     The pool is one of Granada Hills best-kept secrets -- even many nearby residents don't know it's there for the taking. Lively but uncrowded, in a small, sheltered area with shade and a grass lawn for lounging, you can even take swim lessons here, or just go for a dip -- no membership required. Knollwood Pool  12040 Balboa Blvd.  Granada Hills Open 12:30-5 daily thru Sept. 5