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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.

Find current information on our FaceBook Page.

Dog HalloweenSunday, October 26 HOWL-oween - our biggest dog event of the year! What will your dog be donning this year? We have 15 awesome prizes/gift bags to give out and we are adding some new categories! Start training because our 8th year of the peanut butter lick-off always gets the dogs smacking!

The Halloween Costume Contest will kick off at 4 pm. Registration is between 3-3:45 pm. Entry fee is $1 for Members, and $5 for Non-Members per category. The Peanut-Butter Lick-off will begin in the large dog side first at 3:45, and will follow with the small lickers in the small dog park. All participants will take 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

Download the registration form here.

You can check out pictures from last year's event on our Facebook page and be sure to check out Martha Benedict's album too!

Natural Balance LogoWe were pleased to receive corporate sponsorship from Natural Balance in support of our October 2014 "Howl-oween Yappy Hour". Natural Balance prides itself in being a part of our community! .

Do you look like your pet?Dog Look-A-Like Contest! Do you look like your dog? Come by Hermon Dog Park from 3-5 pm on September 28th, for the dog agility team tryouts and have you and your dog's portrait taken in our PHOTO BOOTH! We will be giving out HALO Spot's Stew Dog Food (www.halopets.com) samples to all participants and the Look-A-Like winner will receive a special prize that your doggie will love! There will be refreshments at our membership booth, and there will be dog clothes and costumes for Halloween for a donation available. Renew or sign-up to become a member at Yappy Hour and you will be entered to win a a gift certificate from Rock Dog and Cat in Eagle Rock.Come join us!

August 2014 Pet EdAugust Yappy Hour, August 30th Pet Education Seminar
Our August Yappy Hour will come just in time to get you and your dog ready for the fall/winter season. The seminar topic will be: Ears, Nose, Throat - a perspective on different ailments that can affect your dog. Allergy season, tooth decay, and ear infections are just some of the topics Dr. Lisa Hsuan, D.V.M. will discuss. Seating is supplied. Don't miss this comprehensive seminar. To learn more about Dr. Lisa, visit www.ahccla.com/our-staff.

June 2014 Vaccine ClinicAt our June Yappy Hour and Dog and Cat Vaccine Clinic (June 29), Pets First Foundation partnered with FHDP to offer low cost vaccines to dogs and cats, and even microchipping. The first 25 pet owners in line received one free vaccine. 80 pets were vaccinated, and Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council had a booth with plenty of fun freebies and dog treats. One person received a year supply of dog food from Wellness by entering their name in the opportunity drawing. A great time inside and outside the dog park was had by all.

Jolino Beserra at July 2011 Yappy HourBring Your Mementos to Yappy Hour!
Local artist and dog lover, Jolino Beserra is creating "Hermon on the Ball", a large mosaic dog sculpture in the spirit of Oaxacan animal woodcarvings. The sculpture will be installed at Hermon Dog Park later this year. He will be including mementos from the community in memory/honor of our Hermon Dog Park pets. Items must be ceramic, metal or anything that won't deteriorate in the elements - dog tags (or cat), ceramic animals, a water dish (which will be broken into pieces) or anything that has meaning for you. Items cannot be returned but you will be able to immortallize your pet. Find out more about "Hermon on the Ball"

Emergency Preparedness 2011"Are You Prepared With Your Pets When Disaster Strikes?" Friends of Hermon Dog Park sponsored a free Pet Education seminar at the Hermon Dog Park on February 23.

Two experts, Cynthia Sanchez, Red Cross Pet First Aid Instructor and Level 3 CERT trained, as well as Thea Martin, Pet Disaster Planning Instructor, provided hand-outs, emergency checklists and answers to your questions. Topics covered included: What to do if the shelters won't take pets? How do we keep our pets safe? How to approach injured pets. What supplies are really needed?We had a drawing for prizes and the usual doggie snacks and information at our booth. Seating was provided by Councilmember Jose Huizar of CD-14.

Download the flyer here and check out photos on our FaceBook page.

Annual Meeting 2013Annual Membership Meeting
On Sunday, January 26, 2014 we held our Annual Membership Meeting during Yappy Hour at the dog park. We celebrated our accomplishments for 2013 and discussed plans for 2014. You can read the Co-Presidents' Report here. We voted on new and renewing board members. We met some new volunteers for upcoming monthly "Yappy Hours" and possible new board members. We had treats for your dog, information on local resources and more. If you missed it you can still get involved - just email us at contact@hermondogpark.org!

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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