Let’s face it: Residing in Downtown LA can feel like a job in itself. Between the 9 to 5 grind, managing a social life and keeping up with all Los Angeles has to offer, some days, you just to take a step back and go on a date with your four legged BFF. Not only are we pet friendly here at Seven West, but, Downtown LA loves dogs, too! From LA Live to Silverlake, rest assured that Downtown LA dog parks are crawling everywhere. Read onto discover where we recommend you take Fido!
SOUTH PARK DOG PARK
Extremely clean and well maintained, check out South Park Dog Park in the center of all that Downtown LA action: at LA Live! Opening in 2013, this Downtown LA dog park is in compliance with preserving water and has an enormous space with wood chips as well as dog bag stations (in-case you forget your bags!) and is often not too crowded in the often busy LA Live. If you have a larger pooch, get ready for them to not want to leave as their fenced area of the park is ample, just like your dog! The small dog area is something to write home about, too; usually very quiet, it’s a great space to let your little love run free, and maybe a make a pal or two!
LA Live’s South Park Dog Park is also about giving back, and helping dogs in need of a forever home find one; on their website, they list Downtown LA dogs up for adoption, and you can also support local rescue shelters by purchasing adorable merchandise directly from their site!
ARTS DISTRICT DOG PARK
Located on nearby 4th Street, The Arts District Dog Park is a fantastic pooch stop, and often have fun events to bring your dog too (For Mother’s Day, you could make your Momma dog a card…how cute is that?). Opened in 2009, this popular Downtown LA dog park is unique as it is not run by the city. It was founded by a neighborhood organization called LARABA, the land is being loaned to the community by a private owner and it is completely funded by donations and maintained by volunteers! They do an amazing job at keeping it greatly maintained and a safe, fun environment for you and your dog. Open late (11pm), too!
SILVERLAKE DOG PARK
While many affectionately refer to Silverlake as a “Hipster Haven”, Silverlake is truly a gem of Los Angeles, and nowhere to overlook. Their Silverlake Dog Park is no different. With a gorgeous outdoor setting boasting three parks (large dogs and small dogs, and a human park), their large dog park has water stations to give your dog water and even a hose and tub to soak Fido down if it’s a hot day. Buster’s human folks will appreciate their basketball court and playground for the children, as well as shady areas in all three parks to sit while dogs go play.