The weather in Central Los Angeles is very hot and dry in summer and warm and dry in the winter. Rain is infrequent in this area and you do not need to be concerned when walking in Skid Row and the surrounding communities about bringing rain gear or warm outerwear. Heat, however, can be an issue at times. Be sure to pack water and plan cool rest areas on long excursions on foot, especially if you are bringing your four-legged companion with you.
Located in nearby neighborhoods are Spring Street Park to the west and the Arts District Park to the east which features a fenced dog park where your dog can enjoy a run with local canine friends. Spring Street Park offers more local green space with walking paths, lawns, trees and rest areas that are appreciated on hot days.
Take a drive west to the coast and you can enjoy dog-friendly beaches or take a trip north to the wilderness areas in the foothills and mountains north of Los Angeles to explore miles of trails with steep climbs, natural terrain, and incredible views of the ocean.