Washington weather has some extremes. Cold winters and hot summers require dog walkers to have appropriate outerwear. Warm winter wear for sub-freezing temperatures and occasional snow will keep you comfortable during winter months. Conversely, plan walks for earlier or later in the day to avoid high heat and humidity during summer months. Thunderstorms in warmer months can be severe and pedestrians and pets will not want to be caught in high winds and heavy rain. During cooler months, hurricanes can affect this area near the Atlantic coast. Although these are not frequent events, they can be dangerous to pedestrians and pets. When storms are imminent, seek shelter.
Burrville is a triangular shaped neighborhood with Eastern Avenue on the northeast side, Nannie Helens Borough Avenue on the south border, and Division Avenue on the west border. There are some hills and inclines in the neighborhood and during hot or cold weather, hiking up inclines can be stressful on people and pets, so adjust your activity for the weather.
This community is a developed urban and residential neighborhood with apartments, row houses, and single-family dwellings. Single-family homes have yards and there are trees and lawns on private properties providing greenery in the region.
Area streets have separate pedestrian sidewalks, so you and your pooch don't need to share local roads with traffic. Some area streets are narrow, however, and sidewalks do not always have grassy berms to separate them from roadways. Keep your dog securely leashed to avoid them stepping out into street traffic.
Marvin Gaye Park is located just south of Burrville. This park spans 1.6 miles and is contiguous with the Woodson Senior Recreation Center property. This greenway has great walking trails to explore with your pet and recent upgrades include an outdoor stage, a playground, a plaza with seating, and lots of new landscaping with lawns and trees. There is a mosaic at the entrance to the Lady Bird Johnson Meadows of Marvin Gaye. The senior's recreation center is located adjacent to the park with sports facilities and amenities.
The National Arboretum is located a short drive to the west of Burrville. This 446-acre greenway has a beautiful wooded area with trails and well-manicured gardens with a variety of native and ornamental plants. There are walking paths throughout and dogs are permitted in the park as long as they are kept on a leash and owners are careful to clean up after them.