Dog parks in Los Angeles

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A dog park can be a great place for both dogs and their owners to hang out, enjoy the outdoors, and socialize with others in California. If you’re a dog owner in Los Angeles, you might be looking for a nearby dog park as a way to let your dog get out and manage their energy, or you might be looking for a way to meet other dog owners. No matter what you’re looking for, here are five great dog parks in Los Angeles to check out, including fenced-in dog parks and dog-friendly parks and trails.

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1. Runyon Canyon Dog Park

Off leash Drinking water available

The 90-acre off-leash area of Runyon Canyon Dog Park is a great way to get out and let your dog interact with other dogs. Whether you’re a huge hiking fiend or you just want to find new ways to let your dog run around outdoors, Runyon Canyon is a great option. This is a unique dog park in that, rather than being a fenced area for dogs to run, it is a full hiking trail where dogs are not required to be on a leash.

2. Bluff Creek Dog Park

Off leash Drinking water available Dedicated areas Special dog friendly ground material Water feature

While Bluff Creek is a fairly recent addition to the Playa Vista dog park options, it’s quickly becoming an exceptionally popular one. It has a number of enjoyable experiences available for both dogs and their humans. With separate areas for small and large dogs, waste bags provided, and shaded structures within the park, it’s easy to see why this park has become such a great spot.

3. Griffith Park Fern Dell Hiking Trail

Drinking water available

While primarily known as a hiking trail, Griffith Park Fern Dell Hiking Trail is a great place to bring your dog. There are great views of the Hollywood sign, picnic tables, and observation platforms where you can see an incredible view of Los Angeles. As the trails are very popular here, it can be a great place to socialize with others, including other dog owners, as long as your dog is on a leash.

4. Vista Hermosa Natural Park

Drinking water available

This 10.5-acre park is an urban natural park that combines the natural appeal of a park with the urban atmosphere of the area where it sits. With walking trails, streams, oak savannahs, and picnic grounds, as well as a regulation soccer field, Vista Hermosa is exceptionally popular in this area. With one visit, you’ll understand why. It is not a fenced dog park but does allow on-leash dogs.

5. Lake Hollywood Park

Drinking water available

True to its name, Lake Hollywood Park is primarily known for the fact that it’s very close to the Hollywood sign. It’s a popular destination for photos, but that’s not the only draw of Lake Hollywood Park. It’s also an amazing place for people to enjoy themselves. With well-maintained grassy fields and an exceptionally open area for dogs and people to play in, Lake Hollywood Park may be your new favorite area to sit with your dog. It is dog-friendly for on-leash dogs but is not a fenced-in dog park.

Find a dog park that suits you and your dog

The best dog park is one that is equally beneficial for both you and your dog. You need a dog park that will allow your dog to run free and socialize with other people while also being convenient for you to visit. It’s also important that you make sure your dog is ready to visit a dog park before you go for the first time. If you’re not sure whether your dog is prepared for a dog park visit, you can book an online virtual care appointment with Vetster to get insight and information about the preparation process.

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