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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SPECIAL FREE EVENT - Sunday, February 23, 2014 - "Are You Prepared With Your Pets When Disaster Strikes?" with local experts Cindy Sanchez and Thea Martin.
Friends of Hermon Dog Park presents a free Pet Education seminar to be held at the Hermon Dog Park (5568 Via Marisol, Los Angeles, CA 90041) on February 23, at 3:30 p.m. "Are You Prepared With Your Pets When Disaster Strikes?"
Two experts, Cynthia Sanchez, Red Cross Pet First Aid Instructor and Level 3 CERT trained, as well as Thea Martin, Pet Disaster Planning Instructor, will provide hand-outs, emergency checklists and answers to your questions. Please plan to come to this informative and educational seminar. Topics covered include: 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? February Yappy Hour will be from 3-5 pm, so please come early and exercise your dog, then stay for the seminar. Seating is limited and is being provided by Councilmember Jose Huizar of CD-14. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will have a drawing for prizes and the usual doggie snacks and information at our booth. Download the flyer here and check out photos of our last Emergency Preparedness event with Cindy and Thea from 2011 on our FaceBook page.
Annual Membership Meeting
The 69th Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade officially brought in the holiday season on Sunday, December 1, 2013. The Friends of Hermon Dog Park once again marched as the "Santa Paws Squad" with people and dogs dressed in holiday attire along side marching bands, drill teams, dancers, musicians, floats, equestrian units, celebrities and community representatives. This year we had our own "float" - a fabulous sleigh powered by a bicyclist and two talented pooches. We had wonderful volunteers carrying and banners and one lucky participant won our raffle prize of a Petco gift card. Thanks to everyone who participated! You can check out Santa Paws Squad photos on our Facebook page and this year there was even a video made about us at the parade.
"YAPPY HOUR" November 24th 3-5pm
On Sunday, October 27, Friends of Hermon Dog Park once again hosted our annual HOWL-oween costume contest and peanut butter lick-off. This "doggie social event of the season" feaured tons of fun for canines and humans alike!
Large dogs and small turned out for this year's event. Scariest, Cutest, Silliest and more categories were all represented at this year's HOWL-oween. Our emcee, Christine Offutt, got things started when the small dogs strutted their stuff on the ruffway. We had some great teams this year, and the large dogs got some love too when it was there turn in the spotlight.
Over 50 entrants participated, and about 75 dogs descended upon the park in costume. Our judges Ronnie Wilson, Wendi Riser, Yolanda Nogueira, Jim Offutt and student Carlos Martinez had their work cut out trying to decide between all the creative costumes! Special thanks to all our volunteers, including the students from Academia Avance and the Girl Scouts from Troop 1955.
Ready, Set, Lick! Always a fun contest, the dogs really enjoyed themselves (they got a trip to the park and a creamy treat!) Champ (pictured above) won for the large dogs, and Singha, won for the small dogs. They took home a great prize too, what else, but Peanut Butter Biscuits!
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.
Friends of Hermon Dog Park Co-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.
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  Dog Parks, read the PR Newswire press release here:
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.
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