Willowbrook is located in southern Los Angeles, California. This neighborhood has residential areas and commercial activity along major thoroughfares, such as El Segundo Boulevard, Avalon Boulevard, and Central Avenue. There is also a large medical center and high school in the community, as well as smaller schools, churches, sports fields, and several parks in the area.
Significant thoroughfares have many shops, restaurants, and services for locals to access on foot. Many people in the neighborhood walk to access nearby businesses as the weather in Los Angeles is usually warm and sunny, even in winter. If you enjoy walking with your dog, you can access many businesses on main streets or enjoy quieter residential roads with less traffic. There are pet stores located right in the community that dog owners and their canine companions can visit to obtain treats and supplies. Your dog will probably appreciate a new toy or treat on one your excursions!
Willowbrook occupies 3.8 square miles and is a flat, well developed urban neighborhood. Streets tend to follow a standard grid pattern and navigating around the community on foot is easy. Commercial activity tends to be centered around main streets. There are several main roads running through the neighborhood and some of them contain large industrial buildings and complexes.
On the east side of the community, there is a watershed canal. A large park is located in the center of the neighborhood that local pet owners frequently visit. If you need to walk with your dog to access parks and greenways, keep in mind that traffic in these areas can be cumbersome. There are many parking lots, especially where industrial activity is present, that can present a hazard when traveling with your dog on foot in highly trafficked areas. Watch out for vehicles entering and leaving from main thoroughfares and keep your dog leashed and close to you.
Willowbrook features three large parks: Enterprise Park, Magic Johnson Park, and George Washington Carver Park. Enterprise Park is located in the Rosewood area to the south. This 10-acre park has sports fields and facilities, picnic and barbecue areas, and walkways for pedestrians and their canine buddies to enjoy. George Washington Carver Park features a basketball court, a swimming pool, and a community center. Right in the middle of Willowbrook is the vast, 94 acre Magic Johnson County Recreational Area. This large green space boasts two lakes stocked with fish and lots of greenways for dogs to enjoy on a leash. Watch out for people fishing! This park also features playgrounds, athletic fields and facilities, and easily accessible washrooms.
Just to the west in Athens Village and there is another 20-acre park. Athens Country Park has plenty of paths and trails. Residents of Willowbrook located on the west side may find this park easier to access on foot than some of the parks elsewhere in the neighborhood.