California's sunny, hot weather makes walking pleasant when even winter months can get up into some surprisingly high temperatures. On hot summer days, you may want to consider walking your dog earlier or later in the day when the temperature cools down. Pack water for both of you and plan shady rest areas if you are walking on hot days. If you're lucky, cool breezes from the nearby coast will provide some respite from the heat.
The Culver West area is relatively flat with lots of sidewalks to make pedestrian travel easy. There are lots of single-family properties and homes south of Washington Boulevard as well as single-family homes, multifamily apartments, and townhouse complexes north of the main street. Both northern and southern residential areas feature plenty of mature landscaping in this highly developed area that provide shade to walkways that keep passerbys and their pets cooler on sunny, hot days.
While Culver West and its neighbors Mar Vista and Culver Gardens are known for their manicured and appointed gardens, not all of these sites are accessible for pedestrians with pooches. However, the three-acre Culver West Alexander Park, located in Culver West, has walkways and trails with open lawns and trees to enjoy with your dog. The park even has a dedicated dog-friendly 'Pooch Path'. This park also has night-lighting, restrooms, indoor facilities, basketball and tennis courts, a playground, and picnic and barbecue areas.
Nearby Marina Del Rey and Venice Beach have walkways and a beach that is accessible to dogs if they are kept on a leash. Marina Del Rey and the beaches of the Pacific Ocean are only a short drive west for Culver West residents and their dogs. There is even an off-leash dog park at the north end of Venice Beach for your dog to enjoy some free play with new friends.