Franklin Canyon

Franklin Canyon

If you are looking for a quiet hideaway in the center of the city’s hustle and bustle, Franklin Canyon Park is the place to go. If it’s an outdoor “back-to-nature” site you’re seeking, Franklin Canyon offers numerous outdoor facilities including lakeside picnic areas, open amphitheaters, and large lawns with towering oaks.


The Doheny Ranch and Amphitheater is a quiet, secluded picnic site among oak and sycamore trees in lower Franklin Canyon. There is a very large open grass area, a paved parking lot, and restrooms. The bench-style seating of the amphitheater is located under a shady tree. There are six picnic tables. This site is perfect for weddings, reunions and other large parties.  For an indoor party, meeting, or wedding, they offer an Auditorium opening to a courtyard with a beautiful view.


The Upper Picnic Area is located by the upper gravel parking lot. It has a distinctive stone and bronze sculpture located at one end. There are two picnic benches located here; the maximum capacity of the lawn area is 100 people.


Heavenly Pond is a small duck pond located to the west of the Franklin Canyon Lake. Visitors can observe the very active bird life on the water. It is a quiet area with three picnic benches.