There are an estimated 1,131,392 households in Los Angeles that own an average of 1.48 dogs. This means there are around 1,674,460 dogs in Los Angeles County.

Thankfully, Los Angeles has some of the coolest places in California to travel with your pooch. These are five of the top dog parks that you and your pup should check out.

1. Rosie’s Dog Beach – Long Beach

Open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, Rosie’s Dog Beach is a great place for Los Angelenos who want to spend a day at the beach with their furry friend. The beach was named after a local bulldog whose owner lobbied for a beach that would allow dogs to frequent without the need for a leash. In 2003, she was successful, and this beach has become so dog-friendly that it even has a low-to-the-ground doggy drinking fountain. It is located along Ocean Boulevard between Roycroft and Argonne Avenues. There are no fences and no requirement for dogs to be leashed. The beach closes only when due to a special event or poor beach conditions.

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2. Lake Hollywood Dog Park – Hollywood

This canine-catered dog park is not only a fun place for fido to let loose, but it is also one of the best places to see the iconic Hollywood Sign. While technically dogs are supposed to be leashed while frequenting Lake Hollywood Park, many reports list this park as off-leash accessible. It has a large grassy area for dogs to spend an afternoon with the owners. There is plenty of nearby parking, so why not bring your best friend for an afternoon outside?

3. Laurel Canyon Dog Park – Los Angeles

Laurel Canyon is open every day from day sunrise to sunset. The large dirt area is sometimes called dusty or dirty, but the dirt is meant to keep the flea population at bay. There are two separate areas — one for smaller, more timid pups and a second for those ready to romp. Inside the fenced-in area are plenty of benches for humans to keep watch. Many locals also hail Laurel Canyon Park as one of the best places in LA for people-watching.

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4. The Boneyard – Culver City

This hillside dog park is both dog-friendly and quite beautiful. Inside Culver City Park, the Boneyard has zones for both large and small canines. The footing is gravel, which creates some buzz, much like at Laurel Canyon. However, most pet owners can appreciate the flea-deterring properties of gravel. This dog park within a human park allows off-leash doggies to play across the one-acre lot. Later than most of the counter-parts in the area, the Boneyard is open until 10 p.m. daily with lights over the play area.

5. Silver Lake Dog Park – Silver Lake

Alongside a reservoir and meadow, Silver Lake Dog Park has play areas for both big and small dogs. The park sits atop 1.25 acres and offers pups plenty of off-leash play space. There are great views for humans to take in while the pups get their exercise. Note that the park is closed Wednesdays from 6 to 8:30 a.m. for maintenance

There are an estimated 1.6 million dogs in Los Angeles County, and they need room to run and play. Fortunately, LA is also home to some of the fanciest dog parks around, with plenty of off-leash space for dogs to do their thing. To learn more about Southern California, including real estate opportunities, contact our luxury real estate experts. We specialize in high-end properties in the most exclusive communities in Southern California.

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(all data current as of 5/29/2017)

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