Lately, more and more people have been telling me how much I look like Harden logo, and to be honest, I’m not surprised. We do bear an uncanny resemblance, and I’m just about the most stylish dog that I know. When I think of Harden, I think of adventure—of running through freshly sheared grass, engaging in a rousing game of tug-o-war with a dog five times my size—and there’s nothing that I love more than adventure!

As a puppy, there is nothing that I love more than rolling around a beautiful patch of fragrant green grass filled to the brim with potential new friends of all breeds and sizes. As a puppy born and bred in La La Land, I like to make sure that I am seen by all the right dogs in all the right places. What better way to combine these two passions than barking up a storm until my owner takes me to a dog park? Here are my choices for the top five dog parks to see and be seen at in LA!

 

Runyon Canyon Dog Park
2001 N Fuller Ave.
Los Angeles, CA, 90046
Open daily from dawn to dusk.

A full ninety acres of this one hundred and sixty acre park is designated as an off-leash zone—what more could a pooch ask for?! Daily sightings of the hottest celebrities—and their even hotter dogs—make Runyon Canyon the perfect place for us socially conscious pups to strut our stuff and stretch our paws (between you and me, I once had a romp in the park with a certain blonde heiress’ prized Chihuahua). And Runyon isn’t just for us dogs—my owner is also going on about the great hiking, running, and yoga available in the park.

 

Redondo Beach Dog Park
300 Flagler Ln.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Open daily from dawn to dusk

I myself crave adventure, but not all dogs are as brave as me. The Redondo Beach Dog Park has separate areas for big dogs and small dogs, so my fun-sized friends can frolic without fear of any Great Danes or Labradors accidentally stepping on them. Plus, when our owners are tired after a fetching game of fetch, there are plenty of benches and fountains by which they can regain their strength!

 

Oberrieder Dog Park
Seabluff Dr. and W Bluff Creek Dr.
Playa Vista, CA 90094
Open daily from dawn to dusk

Another dog park with separate areas for my large and small friends, the off-leash Oberrieder Dog Park is right at the basin of the LMU campus—making it perfect for checking out some co-ed tail! The entire park is covered in fresh wood chips, which smell great and feel even greater on our paws. I don’t want to appear biased, but this is probably my favorite dog park in LA—I’m here almost every day from 5PM until it either closes or my owner gets tired, whichever comes first!

 

The Boneyard-Culver City Dog Park
Jefferson & Duquesne
Culver City, CA 90232
Open daily from dawn to dusk

My Westside friends absolutely love this dog park within a park. From the off-leash atmosphere to the to the abundance of water fountains and shaded areas, the Boneyard-Culver City Dog Park is a great place to unwind and play some fetch. I swear I saw Bo, the first dog, in the small dog area here one time!

 

Airport Dog Park
3201 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Open Mon-Fri 7:30 am – 8:30 pm and Sat-Sun 8:30 am – 8:30 pm

For the longest time my owner would not take me here because he assumed that it was by LAX, but do not worry—this tri-leveled airport is actually in the heart of Santa Monica. Although, when he did finally take me, we couldn’t get in—Airport Dog Park requires all of its canine visitors to have Santa Monica permits. Its exclusivity just makes me want to get in even more…maybe I should start dating a pup from Dogtown.