Once the home of the Tongva Native Americans and then later Howard Hugh’s Spruce Goose, this mixed-use community now has the nickname of Silicon Beach for its large percentage of technology, media, and entertainment commerce. This upper and middle-class neighborhood is home to plenty of places to eat, outdoor things to do, and lots of pet-friendly businesses to find all the best foods and treats for your favorite furry friend. You can probably even find the best in organic and healthy foods for your pampered pooch. You also have access to training and grooming facilities, veterinarians, and there is even a nice place to adopt a brother or sister for your pup.
Weather in Los Angeles is mostly temperate, rarely going lower than the 50s and the average temperatures hovering in the mid-60s meaning that you and Fido can walk all year long for the most part. Just watch out for any hot pavement that can harm sensitive paws.
This close to the water, you won’t find much in the way of hills, so you will be walking on flat ground which is perfect if you or your dog have not had much walking experience lately. There are a few hills in the surrounding areas and while they border the Playa Vista area, they do provide trails that offer a bit more of a challenging walk for those that are up for it.
This is a fairly urban area but despite that, there is plenty of greenery around for you and your dog to enjoy. You will be walking on sidewalks unless you walk down to Ballona Freshwater Marsh where there is one trail open for you to walk on. There are some very nice well-maintained neighborhoods to walk through as well as grass and trees for your dog to explore along the way, so you certainly have options when walking through Playa Vista.
Playa Vista does have plenty of greenways for you and your dog to spend a bit of time playing in including three dog parks throughout the neighborhood. To enter these dog parks, your dog must be spayed or neutered, licensed, and have their vaccines up to date, but this gives them someplace to run to their heart's content off-leash and to meet new friends.
In addition to the three dog parks, Playa Vista has Ballona Discovery Park with walking areas, grass, and trees, Crescent Park along the west side with plenty of greenery for your pup to enjoy, and Central Park along the east side of the neighborhood with extensive greenery for the two of you to enjoy. There are many other smaller park areas as well, both inside Playa Vista and bordering it. In fact, you should never have to walk more than a handful of blocks to find someplace to enjoy a bit of nature.