Best Dog Park, August 2013
Though it's not the most picturesque canine play area, Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park is the most user friendly. Water fountains, bowls, and shade are abundant in three fenced-off sections, each of which is designated for pups of different sizes and temperaments. Just a hop, skip, and a wag from Lake Balboa, the park extends over six-and-a-half (mostly) grassy acres, and it's open from dawn to dusk every day except Friday, when the place is closed for maintenance until 11 a.m. Better yet, parking is plentiful because the dog walkers aren't.