Silver Lake Reservoir
Silver Lake Boulevard & Effie Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
A manmade body of water and a site of a continuing wildlife preservation project, Silver Lake Reservoir has served joggers, walkers and dog owners for decades. A 2.15-mile path with a couple of ups and downs loops around the reservoir, consisting mostly of compacted dirt, highly suitable for running. A community center, a small basketball field and a specifically designated dog park flank the park on the south side so you can let your canine pals off the leash within the perimeter. A few folks, however, prefer to take their pups for a walk or a trot around the water. The idyllic aspect of the scene is somewhat lessened by the wire fence encircling the actual reservoir. Nevertheless, the place still gets a thumbs-up from many local jogging and fresh air enthusiasts as a pleasant site for a jog or a stroll. Parking along the reservoir remains ample throughout the day.