Thursday, August 03, 2006

Your favorite, secret treasure of Los Angeles...

LA City Beat asked ‘What is your favorite, secret treasure of Los Angeles?’ and Ilana Weiner answered the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Pool:

“It is open year-round and used to cost $1.50 to swim there, although now if you show your L.A. Library card you can get in for free! There are typically plenty of lap lanes to swim in, although you do have to split the lanes. The staff is really nice and friendly. Most people in L.A. would rather belong to expensive gyms or have pools already in their houses, or they have a fear of public pools. I grew up in the Midwest where most people don’t have pools and aren’t afraid of public pools, so I think the VNSO pool is awesome. It’s heated and it’s just a great experience. The one thing I find funny is the snobbery I get when I tell people I go to a public pool. It’s a very ‘community’ place to be. I’ve started to recognize people when I go to the pool. It’s a different crowd of people versus the people who go to a fitness club – and I like that.” (14201 Huston St., Sherman Oaks; 818-783-6721)
Photo: Mareen Fischinger

1 comment:

The Unsomnambulist said...

If girls like THAT hang out at the pool, it won't be a secret for long... I'm heading over right now.