Pet owners can walk to restaurants, shops, and services in the area as well as pick up supplies and treats at Candies Pet Supply and Grooming, and San Diego Pet Food which are located in the region.
Dog walkers and their pups enjoy beautiful sunny weather in San Diego. Winters are mild with temperatures above freezing and little rain. Spring weather brings more moisture with fog, but rain is rarely heavy and does not usually prevent you from daily walks with your pet. During hot summer days, you may need to adjust your schedule to walk your furry friend at cooler times of the day.
Oak Park is bounded by Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway on the southeast, Streamview Drive on the north side, College Avenue on the east, and Euclid Avenue on the west border. There is a large natural hill on the southwest side with a radio tower. The terrain is hilly in the region, although most residential streets follow the landscape to minimize steep grades and have gentle inclines for pedestrians to navigate.
Most of the dwellings in the area are single-family homes, but there are also apartments, condominiums, and a mobile home park on the south side of the community.
A large tract of undeveloped natural terrain runs along the south side of the community and the Chollas Reservoir is located on the northeast side, surrounded by a greenway with developed and natural sections. Commercial thoroughfares on the borders of the community have traffic and noise, and are less desirable locations for strolls with your canine companion.
The Chollas Lake Park surrounds the 16-acre Chollas Reservoir which is stocked with fish and has a dock. A two-mile trail surrounds the lake and extends into the open area on the west side of the water. Ducks and migratory birds are frequent residents and visitors to the park. There are some treed and wooded areas along the lake as well. Dogs are permitted on a leash and you should come prepared to clean up after your pup to preserve the greenway for wildlife and other users.
The North Chollas Community Park is situated on the northside where sports fields are located and there is a developed section of the park with recreational facilities, a gazebo, beaches, picnic shelters, and an amphitheater for outdoor performances.
Other natural areas are situated in the community that dog walkers may avail themselves of and there are sports fields associated with area schools for off-peak hour visits with your pooch.