West Compton lies to the west of the city of Compton and is unincorporated. It is a primarily industrial and business neighborhood with residential blocks clustered on the east side of the neighborhood. Many of the businesses are made up of warehouses and do not make for walk-friendly blocks. Restaurants and small businesses are mostly located along South Avalon Boulevard.
Alex's Pet Grooming service is at the northeast corner of the neighborhood and provides stylish grooming for your pet. At the northwest corner, Wolfgang Expert Dog Training can provide advanced training for your dog, especially powerful breeds like German shepherds. The sweet Little Roy Campanella Park offers a change from the neighborhood streets, but for more opportunities to experience a natural environment, you will have a bit of a drive or a long bike ride up to Magic Johnson Park or west to the park area around the LA River.
Most of this neighborhood is very industrial and not a pleasant place to walk with your dog, but the neighborhood blocks do provide some good places to exercise. Homes throughout the residential area of West Compton are midsize homes that are spaced closely together. There are occasional fenced front yards, but most yards are unfenced and grassy. That, combined with a good divider between the sidewalk and the road, mean that you will feel comfortable walking your dog on a loose leash throughout most of the residential area of West Compton.
Streets tend to be wide and straight and are often not heavily trafficked, so this can be a good place to bike or skateboard. There are several little regional parks within this neighborhood like Roy Campanella Park which provide a place for you to have your dog on a loose leash or play a game of fetch or frisbee in the larger field areas.
You will have a bit of a drive to find more extensive natural exploration than the little regional park within West Compton. Hemingway Park south of West Compton has a nice grassy area and tree cover as well as ball fields and is not too far away, as is Burrell McDonald Park. Lincoln Memorial Park has a large grassy area with trails through it where you can run and play with your pup.
If you venture north, you can find Magic Johnson Park with lovely trails around two beautiful lakes with small islands. This is a great place to explore with your pooch and the cool breezes off of the little lakes will feel great on hotter days. Miles of grassy area with shrubbery and trees offer plenty of room for your pup to get good and tired out. A cute little creek connects the two lakes and is a great place to visit as well.