The area referred to as Central Los Angeles covers almost 60 square miles and consists of 23 neighborhoods, as well as natural areas and parks, including Griffith Park, the city's largest park and one of the largest urban parks in the US. Neighborhoods composing this region include Arlington Heights, Carthay, Chinatown, Downtown, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Park, Elysian Valley, Griffith Park, Hancock Park, Harvard Heights, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Hollywood Hills West, Koreatown, Larchmont, Los Feliz, Mid-City, Mid Wilshire, Pico-Union, Silver Lake, Westlake and Windsor Square.
This widespread region features a number of veterinary services, pet grooming and pet supply stores, dog bakeries, and dedicated off-leash dog parks catering to “residential rovers” and tourists to the area who are traveling with their canine companions. There are multiple developed parks, schoolyards, and walkways in the central LA area, as well as mature neighborhoods with trees and sidewalks and commercial areas for strolling along to investigate shops, eateries and tourist attractions, which are plentiful in the area. The weather is generally hot and dry year round. In summer temperatures can sore quite high, and walking in the cool of the morning or evening may be more pleasant. Winter is a little cooler and there is some rain, however, most days are sunny and warm enough to enjoy a hike with your hound.