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Best Dog Parks in LA: Lake Hollywood

Best Dog Parks in LA: Lake Hollywood

Whether you are new to Los Angeles, or have lived there your entire life, there are great gems to uncover each day.  Dog parks can be hard to come by where grass comes at a premium and distance between cities can take hours out of your day.

One of our favorite spots in the City of Angels sits high above the streets of Hollywood, tucked away in a quiet neighborhood with spectacular views.  Say hello to Lake Hollywood Park.

 Credit: Michael Juliano

Credit: Michael Juliano

What we love about this park is the amount of grass, the view of the Hollywood sign, and the available street parking.  The park is well maintained and the visitors are generally respectful of each other's space.  

While it is technically not an official dog park recognized by the city, dog owners from all over like to flock to this great spot.  Leash law signs are posted, but are usually obeyed only when the City Parks department marshals happen to drive by.  They have been known to issue tickets, so be cautious.  Otherwise, parents let their pups run around off leash to their heart's content.

A new fenced area where no dogs are allowed was recently installed in the corner of the park so that families and small children have a separately place to play.

If you exit the park and walk to the top of the road, there is a breathtaking view of Los Angeles, including Lake Hollywood just below the park itself.  Venture further and you will come upon a trailhead that leads to the Hollywood sign.  It is a great spot for photos too.  If you have visitors from out of town, this is a neat spot to share.  It is also a celebrity dog hot spot.

Once you find a nice area to relax, you can easily spend hours here.  We love this park during the evening too, weeknights at sunset are amazing and less crowded.

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Enjoy!

How to get there:

3200 Canyon Lake Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

1.  Make your way to Barham Blvd. from 101 N/S or 134 W/E
2.  Turn onto Lake Hollywood Blvd.
3.  Continue on Lake Hollywood Blvd. as it veers left up a steep neighborhood road
4.  At the fork of Wonder View Dr., turn right and stay on Lake Hollywood Blvd.
5.  Follow this road along the reservoir and walking path
6.  Lake Hollywood Blvd. will turn into Tahoe Dr. at the end of the reservoir road
7.  Continue on Tahoe Dr. for a short distance
8.  Turn right on Canyon Lake Dr. and head up the hill to find parking

Park hours and parking restrictions vary depending on the time of year.

 Credit: Yelp

Credit: Yelp

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