an important part of the outdoor experience is
to enjoy it with your dog. We want this to be
a pleasurable visit for you, your dog, and other
park visitors. Dog rules and regulations may limit
where you may go with your dog. Check the individual
park website and at the entrance of each park
for rules and regulations pertaining to dogs.
Dog's Day Out - Program Outline
Generally speaking, within all Santa Monica
Mountains Conservancy, Mountains Recreation
and Conservation Authority (MRCA), and most
National Park Service parkland in the Santa
Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, dogs
on leash under owner’s immediate control.
“Immediate control” means that degree
of control that would prevent any uninvited
contact between the dog and any person.
at each Conservancy and MRCA park for specific
rules and http://www.nps.gov/samo/brochure/dogleash.htm
for the National Park Service parkland in the
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
At some large spacious areas unlikely to create
user conflicts, dogs are permitted off-leash
under their owner’s immediate control
so long as the owner or person in possession
of the dog (1)
exercises that degree of control that enables
such person to recall the dog on command, and
(2) has a leash on his person at all times so
as to be able to restrain the dog if necessary.
These include certain “dog parks”
designated by local jurisdictions.
dog parks in the Los Angeles area include:
Wilderness Park and posted areas in Laurel
Canyon Park, Runyon
Canyon Park, Griffith
Recreation Area & Dog Park, and Hermon
For more information see http://www.laparks.org/info/dogparks.htm.
Dogs are not permitted in certain areas
due to resource management issues. Dogs are not permitted at King Gillette Ranch. These areas
are well marked. Dogs are not allowed on the backcountry
trails of Topanga, Malibu Creek, Leo Carillo and
Point Magu State Parks. For more information call
the Angeles District at (818) 880-0350.