Silver Lake Los Angeles California
I went to LA last week for a business trip and visited some friends. My friends who live in Silver Lake took me to a reservoir called Silver Lake. The “Silver” in Silver Lake is not because of the water’s color, but named for the local engineer who built the reservoir. It’s not much of a Lake today due to the drought they are having it’s more like a giant puddle. As you walk around the lake you’re dodging runners, strollers and people walking their dogs. On a bend as you loop up a hill (depending which direction you’re coming from) you will pass a very large dog park. I totally recognized it from reality TV shows (ya I do have bad taste in TV). The park is a GIANT sand pit and they don’t allow poop bags. So how do you pick up the poop? With a very large scooper and put it in the garbage. Genius idea BUT with the hot sun beating down on the garbage bins the wafting smell is overwhelming. Enough to knock you out. Having dogs myself I’m so use to the smell of dog poop but this poop smell was just WOWZERS. I thought to myself the surrounding houses that line the park must love the smell.
Smell aside the dogs were having a blast, Running, Jumping, Humping, Sniffing everything. Lots of doggy play dates were happening while their owners took refuge in the shade and watched their dogs play. It was great to see how much Silver Lakers love their dogs. If you can, check out this dog park if anything it’s an easy walk around the lake.