Dog parks aren’t just for canine socialization during pandemic

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Natalia Ospina (left), her fiancé Dennis, and her daughter Scarlett hang out at the Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park in Encino as their two dogs roam free. Photo by Benjamin Gottlieb. Photo by Benjamin Gottlieb.

Pandemic or not, being outside is a daily ritual for dog owners. Neighborhood dog parks are one of the few places right now where people can socialize with strangers and build community. KCRW visits one dog park in the San Fernando Valley.