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Best Parks For A Puppy Play Date In Los Angeles

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When a puppy play date is on the boards, the location for said date must be equally alluring to both human and canine. After all, this is an alluring occasion during which you get to spend time with your best friend who, in turn, gets to enjoy his or her best dog friend while you kibbitz with that other fur baby's devoted owner. So, to set you up on the right track, here are five places to consider that happen to be among the best Los Angeles has to offer.

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Barrington Dog Park
333 S Barrington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 476-4866

This Brentwood dog park, which encompasses an acre and a half in West Los Angeles, is a lovely outpost for your pooch's play date. He or she is allowed to cavort off-leash with canine companions in a specially designated area that specifically accommodates small dogs. Being segregated from the larger hounds running around will give your puppy and friends encouragement to get out of their timid shells and have a real blast while soaking up the sun or sitting in the shade of a number of thriving trees in Southern California.

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Crescenta Valley Dog Park
3901 Dunsmore Ave
Glendale, CA 91214
(818) 249-5940

Talk about a clean place to play nice. This particular dog park is not the largest in the City of Angels, but it is among the best, especially so because Glendale's canine parents care about the spaces in which their little ones are allowed to romp. There is plenty of shade for those who want to stay out of the sun at this particular outpost. This park is popular with the neighborhood pups as well as those who want to travel to a friendly place that is both serene and very beautiful.

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Silver Lake Dog Park
1850 W Silver Lake Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 644-3946

This east side dog park rules for puppies out and about on their special date days. A fenced off area for the little ones is on tap, as are copious water fountains to hydrate all takers of this one-and-a-half-acre oasis dedicated to the dogs in your life. Relax on a bench in this Silver Lake oasis as your tail-waggers cavort while off their leashes in an easy, breezy environment. The park is open until 9 p.m. PS: A pet vaccine clinic takes place here on the second Saturday of every month.

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Alice's Dog Park
3026 E Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 744-7195

One reviewer called this "the perfect spot for an active who wants to socialize." In fact, energetic dogs typically chase each other around fenced in sections designated for both large and small dogs. This means that if yours is a small breed on a date with another small breed, neither will be intimidated by their specified playground. Meanwhile, dog waste bag dispensers are located all around these parts of Pasadena so keeping up appearances here is no big task. Note: Parking can be tricky, so be sure to save your car from being towed by parking in an appropriate place.

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The Boneyard
Duquesne Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 390-9114

If you're looking to meet up with your puppy party in a compact space near to the west side, choose this cool Culver City outpost located about three-quarters of a mile east of Overland Ave., where off-leash runs are segregated for both large and small canines. The surface is made of decomposed granite and the park is equipped with lights, so arranging an evening dog date with another of their own kind can take place after the sun sets and up until 10 p.m. Talk about a big bonus to all working pooch parents!

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Freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist and always travels with her pillow. Check out her articles on

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