The 21-acre Hollenbeck Park sits on the west side of Boyle Heights. This large, beautiful park features a man-made lake that is stocked with fish. Many locals enjoy fishing in this lake and the water attracts birds and other wildlife to the area. There are plenty of winding greenways and paths in this area to enjoy with your dog, but keep your pet leashed so he does not interfere with other visitors' recreational activities. There is a bridge over the lake which provides a unique perspective of the park and water, but some dogs may be leery of crossing a bridge if they have not experienced one before. The park has plenty of trees, lawns, grassy knolls, picnic areas, and playgrounds.
Boyle Heights is also graced with several recreation centers, both in and around the community. Evergreen Recreation Centre, Boyle Heights Sports Centre, and Ramon Garcia Recreation Centre all provide green spaces and properties with sports facilities and fields in the neighborhood.