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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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July 2014 Bow Wow LuauJuly Yappy Hour (July 27)
Bow Wow Luau and Membership Drive
: We're going Hawaiian! Dogs can dress up or pose with their grass skirt, coconut bikini, Hawaiian shirt or lei! Come support FHDP in its annual membership drive with your generous donation, and bring the kids to the face painter booth. You and your dog can get their picture taken in our scenic photo booth. Your $10 tax-deductible donation helps fund events at the park, supply bio-degradable poop bags, and sponsor Pet Education seminars.

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 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.

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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