Join us for a pack walk just a mile from the beach through the newly built Discovery Park. The 1.7 acre park in Playa Vista was designed to help people learn more about the history of the watershed and to understand their part in keeping the Ballona Wetlands healthy. We will walk through the watershet, a willow tunnel and a Native American "Ki" dwelling. We will also explored several interactive and informative displays.
From there we will walk across Lincoln Blvd. to the actual preserved Ballona Wetlands. It is one of the last significant wetlands areas in the Los Angeles basin, and is named for Ballona Creek which now runs through the area as a flood control channel. The wetlands is home for such wildlife as: Great Blue Heron and Snowy Egret rookeries, the California Killifish, the California Least Tern, and the Belding's Savannah sparrow. The Ballona Wetlands and the adjacent city-owned lagoons are a stop along the migratory Pacific Flyway.
We can meet at the Playa Vista Sports Park which should offer plenty of parking for everyone! From there we will walk to Discovery Park and then the Wetlands. On the corner of Lincoln and Bluff Creek (between LMU and Jefferson on the east side)
Dog Distraction Level - Medium-High (potential children at nearby park, street noise, city buses, etc)
LARPBO Pack Walk Guidelines:
# 1 All dogs must be on a secure collar and leash or e-collar. Prong collars should be backed up with a carabiner. Short leashes are recommended (less than 6 feet).
#2 PLEASE NO NOSE TO NOSE CONTACT (dog to dog that is). We recommend maintaining a six-foot distance.
#3 Please bring doggie poo bags.
#4 Make sure you bring water for you and your dog.
#5 One handler per dog.
*All breeds welcome
* There will be lots of foot traffic, bicyclists, roller bladers, skate boarders, and several others dogs. If your dog tends to be reactive to any of these distractions, please be EXTRA mindful and prepared.
* Please read the full basic LARPBO rules of conduct if you have additional questions in the discussion forum.