Park West is a neighborhood of San Diego, California, also referred to as Bankers Hill. It is located 10 minutes north of the central business district of the city. This is a walkable neighborhood with some local restaurants, shops, and pubs in the region for area residents and their furry friends to hike to.
If you and your pup get hungry while strolling, stop by Azuki Sushi House, Hachi Ramen, Barrio Star, Parc Bistro-Brasserie, or Taco Rey which are dog-friendly establishments that will allow your pup to join you in their outdoor seating areas.
San Diego provides plenty of great sunny, warm days for an outdoor snack with your pets, long hikes in the park, or strolls through natural areas. Winters are mild, summers are hot, and spring and fall are warm! There can be some foggy, cloudy days and precipitation in the spring, however, fog and clouds usually burn off later in the day.
Park West-Bankers Hill is bordered by Sixth avenue and Balboa Park on the east, Slate Street and Interstate 5 on the west, and Upas Street on the north. Most of the area is residential with single-family detached dwellings and some apartment buildings. Apartments bordering the park tend to be multi-story, while elsewhere in the neighborhood, they are low rise. Homes often feature historic, unique architecture and the area is well landscaped with beautiful gardens, yards, and trees.
This is an affluent neighborhood, from whence the name “Bankers Hill” came with large, sought after homes. There are some canyons that extend into the neighborhood and provide rough natural terrain with steep slopes. Most of the residential and commercial areas are relatively level, with only slight inclines that are not difficult for people and pets to get around. Sidewalks are prevalent and provide safe, separate walkways for you and your pet to navigate the community streets.
Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre park with museums, the San Diego Zoo, gardens, performance venues, and recreational facilities. While dogs are not permitted in many of the attractions, they can enjoy the natural areas which have miles of trails winding through them.
Nate's Point Dog Park is the closest to Park West and provides 2.3 acres of enclosed space with doggie drinking fountains and seating for owners to supervise their pets. Morley Field Dog Park is an open, off-leash dog park, so your dog needs good recall to enjoy the area safely. This park consists of a field dotted with trees and has waste bag stations. It's also located near the Florida Canyon Nature Trails and provides convenient access to longer natural hikes.
The Grape Street Dog Park is also unfenced but is the largest of the dog parks at five acres in size. It is an open field bordered by eucalyptus trees and has a restroom and doggie drinking fountains.