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Hermon Dog Park

Hermon Dog Park is an off-leash park adjacent to the historic Arroyo Seco of Northeast Los Angeles. The dog park is supported by the Friends of Hermon Dog Park, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised entirely of volunteers and dependent on donations.

The park has two fenced areas, one for large dogs and one for small, elderly and disabled dogs. Facilities include a double-gated entrance, trees, benches, and water dispensers for the dogs. The surface is decomposed granite, for mud free, easy clean up. Biodegradable doggie waste bags are available in dispensers. Hermon Dog Park is open every day from dawn until dusk.

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August Yappy Hour & Pet Education Seminar - August 30

Dr. Lisa Hsuan of Animal Health Care Center in Eagle RockDr. Lisa Hsuan, D.V.M and Dr. Alondra Pasallo, D.V.M of Animal Health Care Center in Eagle Rock will be answering your questions in our 3rd Pet Education Seminar of the year! "Summertime Health Care Tips for Dogs", the veterinarians will talk about ear care, fox-tails, hot paws, hot cars, and walking your dog in the summertime. Dog allergies will also be addressed. Don't miss this informative seminar from 5-7 pm at Hermon Dog Park.

July Yappy Hour & Memebership Drive - July 26 from 5 - 7 pm

Hermon Dog Park - Opening Day - July 16, 2005Friends of Hermon Dog Park is celebrating 10 years of Dog Park fun! The non-profit helped secure Hermon Dog Park, and established a membership base at the first Yappy Hour/Grand Opening of the Dog Park on July 16, 2005. Ten years later, we still need your support. In order to present Pet Education Seminars three times a year, supply bio-degradable poop bags for small and large side of park, and put together Yappy Hour events-- we need members like YOU!

Our sponsor for Yappy Hour will be "I and Love and you" naturally awesome pet food, fur real! They will be giving away dog food, treats, and other pet-related goodies.

Planet Doggy of Pasadena generously donated a gift basket valued at $100, and one lucky winner who renews or signs up for Friends of Hermon Dog Park Membership in the month of July will be entered in the drawing to receive it.

Thank you Planet Doggy! The winner will be announced at the end of Yappy Hour (7 pm, need not be present to win).

Annual membership dues are $10, billed July to June. Membership (tax-deductible donation) helps assist our non-profit in enhancing Hermon Dog Park and educate the community about responsible pet ownership. Click here to renew or join prior to Yappy Hour- Anyone Who Renews In the Month of July Will Automatically Be Entered In The Drawing.


Movie Night at Hermon Dog ParkArroyo Seco Neighborhood Council will host a Movie Night Saturday, June 13th at Hermon Dog Park. Friends of Hermon Dog Park will be in attendance, celebrating the night with owners and their dogs. Along with ASNC, Friends will also have a community booth with free dog related giveaways. The movie night will take the place of our June Yappy Hour.

The movie will start around 7:30 pm, so bring some blankets for you and your dog as we snuggle with our best friends under the stars. ASNC will provide popcorn, water, and snacks.

Come socialize your dog in the park first, and meet others in our pet community! Remember our slogan, "Get Socially Unleashed!"

(If you are going to use the dog park, your dog must be spayed or neutered)

ONLINE PHOTO CONTEST - May 1st - May 31st

Fun at Hermon Dog Park - Photo by Michael Watkins

Starting May 1st you can tag your photos of your dog or dogs enjoying a day at Hermon Dog Park. Use the hashtag #FunAtHermonDogPark for your Instagram or Facebook photo, and be sure to include your dog's name in the post.

This great photo was taken by Michael Watkins, but don't worry, it was taken in February, so it doesn't count.

Petco Gift Cards will be given to the Winner for Large Dog Side and the Winner for Small Dog Side.

SAVE THE DATE - Sunday, April 26th from 3-5 pm

Lezle Stein's Handle with Care Dog Training PET EDUCATION SEMINAR: Learn How to Understand 'Dog Speak', and How to Safely Break Up Dog Fights with Dog Trainer and Behavior Specialist Lezle Stein.

April Yappy Hour will be set-up under the tunnel, and we invite you to attend this informative seminar, where you can learn practical methods of how to interact with other dogs at the dog park, and enjoy a social and healthy environment.

March Yappy Hour - Sunday, March 29 from 3-5 pm
Pet Education Seminar: "Getting Your Dog Started on the Path to Becoming a Therapy Dog, and Basic Dog Obedience"

February Yappy Hour - Pet Ed Seminar - Becoming a Therapy Dog


Two certified members of the A.K.C., Karen Saunders and Ann de-Toth, will be speaking at our February Pet Education Seminar about how to certify your dog as a Therapy Dog, and how your dog can become a better member of the family through training. Specializing in dog obedience, one door prize will be awarded at the conclusion of the seminar: A 10-week Novice Course at Hollywood Dog Obedience Club.

February Yappy Hour - Sunday, February 22nd from 3-5 pm
Pet Education Seminar: POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN - rescheduled to March 29.

January Yappy Hour and Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 25, 3-5pm

January Yappy Hour - Annual MeetingThe Friends of Hermon Dog Park Board of Directors held their Annual Meeting January 25, 2015 from 3 - 5 pm inside Hermon Dog Park. The President's Report and Treasurer's report were read to all in attendance. The President's report details all events and accomplishments that happened at Hermon Dog Park in 2014. Park Patrons had a chance to voice their concerns and suggestions for a successful 2015 season. Vendor Pet Taxi and Military Pets Inc., were in the membership booth giving away Canine Probiotic and Joint Recovery Vitamin Powder as a thank-you gift for attending the meeting. Yappy Hour is a chance for all to meet up at the dog park and get social with your pet community.

Dog HalloweenSunday, October 26 HOWL-oween - our biggest dog event of the year! We had 15 awesome prizes/gift bags and we added some new categories. And this was the 8th year of the peanut butter lick-off, which always gets the dogs smacking!

The Halloween Costume Contest kicked off at 4 pm. Registration was between 3-3:45 pm. Entry fee was $1 for Members, and $5 for Non-Members per category. The Peanut-Butter Lick-off will began in the large dog side first at 3:45, followed by the small lickers in the small dog park. All participants took home some goody bags from Natural Balance Dog Food. Here is a list of categories:

  • Best Homemade (Large & Small)
  • Scariest (Large & Small)
  • Funniest (Large & Small)
  • Best Profession (Large & Small) example: a race car driver, a nurse, an accountant
  • Best TV or Movie Character (Large & Small) example: Superman, Ghostbusters
  • Judge's Choice (Awarded to Team, Large Dog & Small Dog)
  • Best Team (Human Companion & Dog(s)) Must be dressed alike or common theme, example: Beekeeper and bumblebee(s)
  • Best Pack (Team of Dogs) Must be dressed alike or common theme, example: Firefighters

You can check out pictures on our Facebook page.

Links off site to Ralphs.com
Sign up for Ralphs Community Contribution Program and select Friends of Hermon Dog Park (#91145) as your organization. Every time you shop at Ralphs, and you swipe your Ralphs Rewards card, Ralphs donates a small percentage of your bill to us. Links off site to iGive.comEven if you've already signed up, you must re-register each year on or after September 1st. And while you're at it, sign up at iGive.com (it's free!) to support the dog park whenever you search or shop online. Find out more.

Especially in the winter months, people ask why the dog park can't have lights so that dogs can romp when owners get home from work. Aside from the budgetary and logistical issues, we also have an agreement with our neighbors who would be affected by the light and noise. In order to get the park built in the first place, we agreed to honor our neighbors' request for daylight hours only. Those of you who need a place to take your dogs after dusk are encouraged to visit Silver Lake Dog Park which is open until 10pm. Thank you for your understanding.

Spencer the Therapy DogFriends of Hermon Dog Park President, Kat Spofford, and her talented dog Spencer, are members of Therapy Dogs International. TDI  is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed. Read Kat's story of how Spencer became a therapy dog.

Support Friends of Hermon Dog Park!
There are many ways to get involved. You can become a member, volunteer your time, or make a tax-deductible donation.

Hermon Dog Park was named number 7 of the top 40 dog parks nationwide for 2010 by Dog Fancy Magazine! For more about America's Best [40] Dog Parks, read the PR Newswire press release here:

Friends of Hermon Dog Park supports adoption! L.A. Animal Services has many pets in all sizes, ages, and breeds, just waiting for a new home with you. Adopt a best friend today!

The Hermon Dog Park is located at 5568 Via Marisol, Los Angeles 90042 (between Monterey Road and the Arroyo Seco Parkway/110 Freeway).

From the 110 (Arroyo Seco Parkway) exit Via Marisol and turn right. Turn left into the Hermon Park driveway and go to the end of the parking lot. Walk under the overpass and you've arrived.

Hermon Dog Park is open everyday, dawn till dusk.


P.O.Box 411441
Los Angeles, CA 90041
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(323) 255-0370, Rec. & Parks Maintenance, Arroyo Div.
(213) 978-4670, Public Safety Dispatch Line
(213) 305-9233, Public Safety Officer Felipe Graciano
(213) 793-0748, LAPD Senior Officer John Pedroza's Mobile

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