The weather in Pacoima is typical of the San Fernando Valley and is sunny and dry most days. Walking in this neighborhood with your dog will rarely be hampered by wet days.
Borders of the community are dominated by large freeways that include the Ronald Reagan Freeway on the north end, Foothill Freeway to the east, and Golden State Freeway to the west. These areas, along with the airport and industrial sections, are not pedestrian-friendly and should be avoided when walking with your furry friend
Ritchie Valens Park, formerly Paxton Park, has recreation facilities, a pool, and an athletic field with a large property featuring open areas, trees, and pedestrian pathways for you and your pup. Roger Jessup Park is a small park with paths and picnic tables for a shady break on a summer stroll. Other parks in the area such as Amistad Park and the Fox and Laurel Park have outdoor fitness equipment and children's playgrounds.