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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.

Terrain in Central Los Angeles
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The Central LA region comprises commercial areas, tourist areas, and multiple residential neighborhoods. Many residential neighborhoods, particularly in the central and northern parts of this region, are affluent with large properties, trees, lawns, and pools. The area is heavily populated and well developed. There are plenty of natural and undeveloped areas to the north of this area in the Santa Monica mountains and Hollywood Hills, which also provide more varied terrain and elevations with great views, for the adventurous hiker and their canine. Most commercial and residential areas are flat, nearer the coast, however to the north the terrain becomes much hillier, and many residential neighborhoods boast spectacular views of wilderness areas, the Pacific Ocean, and the city of Los Angeles. The Central Los Angeles area is unique, in that it features heavily developed and populated communities, with highly developed commercial areas and multiple services available, adjacent to beautiful undeveloped wilderness areas, like the Santa Monica Mountains and Foothills with the Pacific Ocean and associated beaches just a short drive to the west.
Greenways in Central Los Angeles
Neighborhoods in Los Angeles have an average of:
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Central Los Angeles is bordered by the Hollywood Hills and Santa Monica mountains to the north, along with developed parks and natural areas. The Central LA region is dotted with community parks, trails, green spaces and multiple off-leash dog parks, providing residents with furry friends ample opportunity to play with their dogs, both on and off-leash. Griffith Park is located in the northern part of Central LA and is the largest park in the area. It is, in fact, one of the nation's largest urban parks. Griffith Park includes an equine center, Bronson Canyon, Griffith Observatory, and the Los Angeles Zoo, and is also the site of the iconic Hollywood sign. This park features many trails and nature walks with interpretive information that are open to dogs kept on a leash. There are plenty of native plants and animals in this park, and you will want to keep your dog on-leash so as not to disturb natural residents, sometimes endangered species, or for your dog to run afoul of some local wildlife with a nasty temper! The same is true of much of the natural areas around Central Los Angeles, which feature local wildlife, miles of trails, natural semi-arid wilderness, and rocky outcrops for those who enjoy more varied green spaces. Views are amazing in many of the surrounding natural areas. Enjoy!
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