By: Staff Writers
we have a dog park! Actually a bunch of them... (they
aren't all in the canyon, but scroll down to where
you want to visit):
can access this trendy LA hiking spot from either
Mulholland or Franklin (in Hollywood). From
Laurel Canyon, turn east onto Mulholland and keep
following the curves for a few miles, and eventually
you'll see signs for Runyon Canyon (and happy dogs)
on your right. Certain areas are designated off-leash
and other areas as on-leash.
ways to enter Runyon Canyon, from the bottom of the
hill and from the top:
This is located about two miles EAST of Laurel Canyon
Blvd on Mulholland. It is on the south side of the
street. It is easy to pass so be on the lookout for
a dirt parking area.
This is located in Franklin, which is directly above
Hollywood Blvd (running Parallel). You can park on
the streets around Fuller, and Vista and walk north
up to the gates. It is about 1 mile North East of
Fairfax and Hollywood Blvd. Once you get to this area,
you will see many people walking into the grounds.
Just ask someone, and they will help you. This is
also easy to pass as it fits right into the residential
neighborhood. Please don't forget pooper scoopers
because they are not always provided. You are responsible
for anything your dog leaves on the ground.
Canyon Dog Park:
large fenced area is specifically designed for both
large and small dogs. There are pooper scoopers and
picnic benches and even a small pool area for the
dogs. This dog park gets muddy when it rains and tends
to have many muddy water puddles that have been said
to make dogs ill if they eat or drink from them.
Sunset: Take Laurel Canyon Blvd or Coldwater Canyon
Blvd north until you reach Mulholland. If you take
Laurel Canyon, turn left onto Mulholland. If you take
Coldwater Canyon, turn right onto Mulholland (going
East). Go about 1/2 mile and it is on the left hand
side. It is easy to pass, so as soon as you see a
drive way, turn into that and drive down the hill
a short while and park. Plenty of free parking.
Ventura Blvd: Take Laurel Canyon Blvd or Coldwater
Canyon Blvd South (going up the hill) until you reach
Mulholland. Turn right if you are on Laurel Canyon
and left if you are on Coldwater Canyon. It's on the
south side of the street. (on the left if you are
coming from Laurel Canyon direction, and on the right
if you are coming from Coldwater Canyon direction).
Yes, we have a dog park! Actually a bunch of them...
(they aren't all in the canyon, but scroll down to
where you want to visit):
Located on Silverlake Blvd. & Easterly Terrace
Park includes a separate small dog section with water
at the end of Zoo Ave. near the Farraro soccer fields.
in Calabasas on Las Virgines Rd. across from A.E.
Wright Middle School
Specialties: Calabasas Park has a double entry gate
in Claremont at College Ave. and Green St.
in Encino at White Oak and Victory Blvd.
Capitan Flood Basin
in Fresno, 2 blocks south of Shaw and El Capitan intersection
in NW Fresno.
Beach Dog Park
in Long Beach at 7th and Park
Springs Dog Park
in Palm Springs at 222 Civic Drive North (behind City
Beach Dog Park
in Redondo Beach at 200 Flagler Lane on the corner
of 190th St. and Flagler Lane in Dominguez Park.
in Riverside at 4700 Buena Vista, take the 91 East
to University Ave.
in San Luis Obispo on Madonna Road
in Santa Barbara.
at 633 Kensington Road in Santa Monica at the east
End of park
Hours: 6am-9am & 6pm-10pm
Monica Mountains Nat'l Recreation Area
in Santa Monica at 401 West Hillcrest Dr.
Comments: These facilities can be found at various
locations throughout the 53 mile recreation area the
spans from Beverly Hills to the Oxnard Plane. Dogs
are allowed to play on all the Nat'l Park land within
this recreation area, however, they must be on a leash.
north of Santa Monica in the North Beach only... just
head all the way out Malibu until you get to El Matador
and Leo Carrillo -- especially in the winter, there's
no one there but the windsurfers.
you want to take your dog to Leo Carrillo beach, just
head all the way out Pacific Coast Highway through
Malibu (30 miles north of Santa Monica) until you
get to El Matador and Leo Carrillo -- especially in
the winter, there's no one there but the windsurfers.
beach was named after Leo Carrillo, a popular radio
and TV performer. This particular state beach allows
leashed dogs. The only restriction is that they are
not allowed between towers two and three (the busiest
part of the beach). You and your pup can stroll along
the rest of this 1.5 mile long beach. If you want
a longer walk, go back under the freeway and there
are miles of dog-friendly trails. The mountain trail
can have ticks and rattlesnakes nearby, so be careful!
A small general store is located on the mountain side
of the freeway. Here you can grab some snacks and
other items. The park is located on Hwy 1, approximately
30 miles northwest of Santa Monica. Their phone number
Madre Dog Park
in Sierra Madre at 611 Sierra Madre Blvd.
Beach Dog Park
in Venice Beach near Lincoln Blvd. and Pacific Ave.
in West Los Angeles at 1234 Pacific Ave.
Directions: East side of Westminster Park
us if you know of a place that is not listed.