Grassy dog parks in Los Angeles are hard to come by, let alone one in the shadow of our most iconic landmark. Yet Lake Hollywood Park, tucked away in the hills just below the Hollywood Sign, is just that. Technically it's not an off-leash dog park, just another on-leash park (which means it's irrigated, unlike most dog parks). But it has been appropriated by Hollywood dog owners whose pups need to let loose. There's no fence, but there is a concrete gutter running along the street side of the park, which works almost as well as a fence. It's right next to the Google Maps destination for “Hollywood Sign,” so an ice cream truck parks at the top of the hill to cater to tourists. If you don't have a dog, it's a lovely spot for a picnic. —Isaac Simpson

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