We have lots of great parks in Los Angeles. One of my favorites is the Laurel Canyon Dog Park which is over 3 acres and is studded with lovely trees spread out over gentle rolling lawns. A great place to take the paper and watch your dog have a ball! Probably the best urban outdoor area is Runyon Canyon in the Hollywood Hills--it has the most incredible view of the city by far--from the ocean to downtown and everything in between! Dogs can run off leash, and it's a great workout for the humans too! Running paths, hiking trails, outdoor yoga, views...and lots of celebrity spottings! There are numerous beaches and small public parks laced are throughout the city. My favorite beach is Temescal Canyon right at the foot of Pacific Palisades. Malibu is a dream too!