The climate in the Via Marisol area is typical of Los Angeles, with mostly dry, sunny, warm, weather year round. Summers are hot and dry with little to no rainfall, so you can dispense with the rain gear for most of the year. There is some precipitation in the winter and temperatures are cooler, but rainfall is limited and cooler weather is still very temperate.
Via Marisol contains a mix of natural landscape and developed areas with single-family homes and multi-family complexes. There are a few business and schools along the main roadways in this community. The area is somewhat hilly, and natural landscaping is abundant in public areas and parks, and on private lots and residences.
The mix of commercial businesses, apartments, condos, homes, public areas, and parks provides variety when walking your dog in this area. There is always something different to see, with lots of twists, turns and some changes in elevation to keep things interesting! Be prepared for some climbs to explore this neighborhood on foot with your pup. There are plenty of pools and landscaped yards to see and some large trees that provide some cool shady spots while walking through the area. Nearby parks provide plenty of rest areas to relax and enjoy with your dog.
Via Marisol is surrounded by parks with lots of greenways. Bud Weiner Park provides a developed, grassy area with benches, located right in the middle of the community. To the northwest is Hermon Dog Park, which has an off-leash area with separate fenced sections for large dogs and for small and elderly dogs, with a double-gated entrance for safety. The dog park has a granite surface to make cleanup easy. The park features trees, water dispensers, and benches, and is open from dawn to dusk. Also, to the west are Ernest E. Debs Regional Park and Rose Hill Park which provide 200 acres of natural areas with native plants. The wooded and open areas are great for an adventure with your four-legged friend, but remember to keep your dog leashed when not in fenced dog parks. To the east, Elephant Hill provides open areas and an elevation of 1,145 feet with a trail to reach the summit that boasts some spectacular views of the surrounding Los Angeles communities.