Dogs and Downtown L.A.’s Gentrification

I found this interesting article on the positive effect dogs are having on downtown L.A. What was once a mainly commercial zone is now becoming a residential neighborhood with dogs and their people leading the way. The presence of people and their dogs is creating a community, helping the police fight crime, and leading to the reopening of greenspaces. I know that it is often the case that when an off-leash area opens in a park, crime in the park decreases due to the regular presence and lengthy stays of people and their dogs.

One Reply to “Dogs and Downtown L.A.’s Gentrification”

  1. That was indeed an interesting article! I’m moving to downtown LA from NYC in January. Can anyone tell me where the nearest dog park is? Would it be Griffith Park, or is there one closer?


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