While Kennedy is officially a neighborhood of its own and is home to about 4000 residents, this area is small and houses all apartments. Despite that, the area is a paradise for those who love the outdoors. The apartments are dog-friendly and even come with their own dog park, but the adventurous pup has far more to choose from. There are many convenient amenities as well. Pet stores and vets are only a short distance away and food is readily available. There is also more than one dog park within walking distance.
The climate in Denver is not what most people think which is a lot of snow all winter long. While this area does get a lot of snow, it also gets a lot of dry days; over 300, in fact! The arid climate is perfect for walking, so while you may find a day or two here or there that requires staying indoors, this is actually perfect weather for walking almost year around.
Terrain is tricky for the Kennedy area. All the residential areas are actually apartments and most of your walking is likely to be on trails in the greenways nearby. This is a rare neighborhood where extensive walking on roads with sidewalks is not required. Of course, some people prefer the openness and security of walking on city streets and those are available just to the north of Kennedy.
Only the main streets in this area have sidewalks and many of these roads are in busy commercial areas. Otherwise, be sure to enjoy the close proximity to a multitude of trails and parks that allow you and your pup to really enjoy the outdoorsy feel of the neighborhood.
Cherry Creek Trails runs through the neighborhood and will take you down into John F. Kennedy Park, connecting to a multitude of trails to the south. There are so many places to walk that you and your pup will never get bored!
The best part of having access to the trail system through this area is that each of the trails runs through or along a greenway. A long leash will allow them access to all the grass and trees they could possibly want.
Kennedy does have greenway spaces of its own. In fact, this area is mostly greenways, however, a large part of it is golf course. This could be disappointing, except that there is plenty of space for your pup to roam. In fact, at the eastern edge of the Kennedy neighborhood is a large dog park which has a place for both big and small dogs.
On the west side of the neighborhood, there is John F. Kennedy Park which also has plenty of room to roam. The Cherry Creek Trail which through the middle of Kennedy, bringing you to multiple trails, lots of greenways, a lake, Cherry Creek State Park, and an off leash area.