Northeast Washington D.C. is the location of the Lincoln Heights neighborhood. There is a recreation center located in the neighborhood and another on the eastern border as well as a senior recreation center, also located on the east border, all within walking distance for area residents. An elementary school is situated in the district and there are some services and businesses on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue on the north border of the region.
Dog walkers in the community need warm coats for sub-freezing temperatures in winter months. Light snow is the norm, although severe blizzards with high winds and heavy snow occur occasionally. When storms occur, you may need to take shelter and postpone daily walks with your dog until conditions improve. Summers are humid and heat-related illnesses can occur in people and pets that become dehydrated. Find shady places to walk, keep outings short, drink lots of water, and find cooler times of the day to walk.
Residential streets have separate sidewalks for pedestrians and pets to stroll on without having to share the road with traffic. The terrain in the neighborhood is somewhat hilly and walks will necessitate some climbs. Inclines are not steep, so you and your pet should not have too much difficulty trekking through the area. There is a ravine and natural space along Watts Branch Creek on the north side of the neighborhood with trees and shady areas.
Marvin Gaye Park is located on the east border of Lincoln Heights and is within walking distance for people with pets that live in the neighborhood. This park runs for 1.6 miles along a creek and ravine. This park is a natural treed area that has undergone redevelopment and revitalization efforts recently. The green space contains a tribute to Marvin Gaye with paved paths on the west end near to Lincoln Heights, extending along the ravine to the east.
The Kelly Miller Recreation Center is located in Lincoln Heights and features a pool, tennis courts, sports fields, and walking paths. Leashed dogs can enjoy the activities in the park with their owners. Most of the greenway is open without a lot of trees or shade. This exposure on hot summer days may make the more treed ravine on the north side of the neighborhood and Marvin Gaye Park a better choice during the heat.