Extreme heat and dry conditions can hamper walking ability in Yuma. This city is one of the hottest, driest places in the US and one of the sunniest in the world! Extreme daytime temperatures can make walking unfavorable or even dangerous if precautions are not taken. To avoid overheating and dehydration, avoid walking in extreme temperatures and opt to take your dog out early in the morning or later in the evening. Ensure both you and your dog are well hydrated before, during, and after excursions in the heat!
The nearby park areas may be more amenable to outdoor activities and daily strolls with your dog. There are some mature shade trees on residential properties and more green spaces located directly northwest of the neighborhood with ball diamonds and sports fields bordering the community. The terrain is flat and not steep or rough to navigate while walking with your dog. A large industrial area lies to the north of the community. This not a pedestrian-friendly area and should be avoided in favor of other walking destinations.
Just a short distance drive to the southeast is the dedicated dog park, the Bark Park, which provides enclosed areas for your dog to play off-leash. The park features double gated entries to prevent escapes, benches for owners to rest their feet and socialize, a water fountain for drinking water, waste facilities to dispose of doggie leavings, and agility obstacles for your dog to test out some skills.