The Best Dog Parks in Los Angeles
The many benefits of dog parks include mental and physical stimulation, socialization for your pup, and plenty of fresh air for the both of you—but if you really want to get your fur baby’s tail wagging, these dog parks are some of the best in the city, offering adventure, space, and variety.
Eagle Rock Dog Park
The secure doors and fences at Eagle Rock offer owners peace of mind, and your dog will have lots of opportunities to explore, thanks to the trees and hills at the perimeter. Your dog can play on the artificial turf in the center, which makes clean-up a breeze. You can stroll or sit along the cement walkway.
Address: 1100 Eagle Vista Drive, inside Eagle Rock Recreation Center
Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset
Lake Hollywood Park
Although it’s not an off-leash dog park—violations are enforced with a $100 fine—Lake Hollywood Park is considered to be one of LA’s best. You’ll find a large play area full of grass and plenty of parking. Plus, this dog park is located right next door to Griffith Park’s beautiful hiking trails, providing another option if you want to roam with your dog.
Address: 3160 N. Canyon Drive
Alice’s Dog Park
This off-leash park is a grassy paradise for your pooch. Alice’s offers 2.5 acres for them to run and play on, and the fact that it’s pesticide-free is better for everyone. Humans and canines can refresh themselves at the water stations, and there are separate areas for large and small dogs.
Alice’s other great features include a double fence, lots of parking, poop bag dispensers, small mounds, and benches. As long as your dog is up-to-date on their vaccines and has a current license, you’re both good to go.
Address: 3026 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
Hours: Dawn to dusk
South Paws-Adena Dog Park
Open in 2016, South Paws-Adena Dog Park may be small in size, but it’s a pretty big deal for the pups who visit with their humans. There is a large as well as a small dog area, and owners love the friendly atmosphere they’ve found here.
No more than three dogs are allowed per owner per visit, digging holes is not permitted, and all owners must be at the park with their dogs for their entire visit.
Location: 650 Stoney Dr. in South Pasadena
Hours: Open seven days a week, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Laurel Canyon Dog Park
When you arrive here with your pooch, they’ll think they’re in doggie heaven. This park has plenty to offer; there are over three acres to play in, but that’s just the beginning. Larger dogs can run around most of the park, but if you have a small dog, not to worry: There’s a fenced park area for them too. The park also features a long ramp for easier access by older dogs.
Location: 8260 Mulholland Drive
Hours: Dawn to dusk, park is closed Fridays between 6 and 11 a.m. for maintenance
Boneyard Dog Park
This off-leash park offers separate sections for small and large dogs, and ups the comfort factor with the use of decomposed granite for ground cover instead of wood chips. Dogs love to run and fetch on the sloping hill and, when they need a drink, a water station with bowls is right there. Visitors love that this park is full of responsible owners, and that the dogs are well-behaved.
Location: Jefferson Blvd. at Duquesne Ave.
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
What 2- and 4-legged visitors really love about York Park is the permanent shade structure. Another great thing is that it has only one secure gate, so furry escape artists are safe inside. Keeping your dog on a leash is a good idea, here, because you’re sharing the park with adults and kids.
Location: 4956 York Blvd.
Grand Park Dog Park
What makes Grand Park so grand? Maybe it’s the surprisingly large-size, gated off-leash dog run or refreshing water fountain for dogs.
Or, it could be all the benches and plentiful shade you’ll both find here. If you forget your doggie bags, they’ve got you covered. Plus, it’s open early and well-lit at night.
Location: 233-299 N. Spring Street
Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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