LAPD Emergency Staging Area Enjoyed By Local Pooches

Four-legged residents of downtown Los Angeles are happy to get at any amount of green-space they can, say their owners, and the pups are thankful they can make good use of the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters emergency staging area.

The grassy knoll adjacent to the LAPD Metropolitan Center Jail on 2nd Street between Main and Spring Streets has long been functioning as a make-shift dog park, according to a recent story by the LA Times.  At the same time, the one-acre area isn’t technically a park.

At the same time, the Los Angeles Police Department says they are happy to share.  A Department representative said they don’t have the funds to maintain the area, but thanks to residents and dog-owners, the space is weeded, mowed, and cared for on a regular basis.

Signage requesting dog owners keep their pets leashed is often ignored, but since the dogs aren’t causing any harm, police are turning a blind-eye to the violation.

In addition to being a great place for dogs to socialize, residents say it’s a great place to interact with local neighbors.  The Department has indicated they’re pleased the green space outside the LAPD Headquarters has become an area so many Los Angelenos can enjoy.

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  1. Jeff Downer
    May 5, 2012 at 9:15 am

    It gives a whole new meaning when telling LAPD to watch their step.

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