Mark Your Calendar for March 19 Friends of SBOLDP

Jorge De Loera, senior park maintenance supervisor for the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, will be our speaker at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. This meeting of the Friends of the Sepulveda Basin Off-Lease Dog Park will be held at the Reseda field office of Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield.


6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19

We’ll gather at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments followed by the meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. The field office is located at 19040 Vanowen St., Reseda, CA 91335.

We always collect donations of gently used or new dog leashes, bowls, beds, blankets or toys for Operation Blankets of Love at our meetings.

Thank you, L.A. Dodgers!

The Los Angeles Dodgers made a $2,500 donation to the Friends of the Sepulveda Basin Off-leash Dog Park on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 24, as part of their 16th annual community service week.

The dog park throbbed with Dodger Blue. Outfielder Joc Pederson and his dog Blue were available for photo opportunities and there was plenty of Blue swag — t-shirts for dogs, tote bags, hats and leashes — at the Dodger’s Family Pet Photo Day.

The event was the final day of the four-day “Dodgers Love LA Tour” presented by the Bank of America.

Sepulveda Dog Park Agility Courses Dedication Ceremony

What a glorious day for dogs and people to come together to dedicate the new dog agility courses at the Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park (SBOLDP), 17550 Victory Blvd., on Saturday, Sept. 10.


Hosted by the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks and Councilwoman Nury Martinez of the Sixth District, the dedication ceremonies celebrated the work of Conrad Rutherford, 17, a member of Northridge Boy Scout Troop 307 who raised the money and organized volunteers to build the agility courses in each of the three areas of the dog park.

Rutherford is himself a dog-lover.  His family has three dogs: a golden retriever, a shih tzu and a schnauzer mix.

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Holiday Photos 2015: Sunday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Check out the wonderful pictures of our dogs with Santa Claus!

It was a grand, festive occasion with peanut butter licking contests and photo opportunities with Santa Claus. The Friends of the Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park (SBOLDP) even provided costumes for dogs to wear for the photos.

And, of course, it was the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Friends of SBOLDP and the ways in which we make our dog park better. Special give-aways were offered to people joining or renewing. 

New and renewal memberships get a SPECIAL give-away! Stay tuned for more info. Support our non-profit group…because together, we ALL support the park!

Howl-o-ween 2015: Oh, What a Howling Success!

Everyone had fun! Lots of great costumes…peanut butter lick-off…giveaways…howling contest. A great time was had by all dogs and their humans.



Howl-o-ween 2015! Dog Adoption and Costume Contests…and more!

Are you ready for a howwwwling good time?

Come to our Howl-o-ween event from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 31 at the east end of the small/timid section.

There will be costume contests, a doggie kissing booth, a photo booth, peanut butter lick-offs, a howling contest and product sample give-aways! Costume categories will include Cutest, Scariest, Funniest, Judges’ Choice, Best Human-Dog Team, Best Pack (a team of dogs with a common theme) and more

Our many business supporters will be bringing product samples to give away.

Free for SBOLDP members; $10 per category for the costume contest.

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Oct. 20 meeting: water recycling planning

Be sure to plan to attend the next meeting of the Friends of the Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park (SBOLDP) on Tuesday evening, Oct. 20, 2015. 

The meeting, set for 7 p.m., will be held at One Generation, 17400 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys (just east of the dog park). The meeting will be preceded by refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

A representative of the L. A. Department of Water and Power Water Recycling Planning Group is scheduled to speak.

SBOLDP was scheduled to be connected to the water recycling program in 2012, but now we are no longer on the list. DWP is currently constructing a pipeline to the new Sepulveda Basin sports complex and Birmingham High School.

How did we get off the list ? How do we get back on? If we get back on, how do we stay on ?

Lobbying takes the whole park. Come and lend your support!

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