Logan Circle dog walkers may need to contend with some contentious weather occasionally. Winters are cold and there is some snowfall making walkways slippery and requiring warm winter wear. Summers are hot and humid and pose their own hazards when heat can result in dehydration, heat, or sunstroke. Tornados and even Atlantic coast hurricanes can affect the area as well. Although rare, these episodes bring severe weather, so take shelter when high winds and heavy rain are imminent.
Logan Circle contains historic districts which include the Logan Circle Historic District, an eight-block region around the circle with Victorian and Richardsonian Romanesque style homes and buildings. The 14th Street Historic District is also located in the area and is a larger district with 765 designated properties providing historical significance.
Sidewalks are present throughout the area and some are brick walkways keeping with the style. There are also lots of large trees lining residential roads which provide beauty and shade to the region. The terrain is fairly level, so people and pets of all mobility levels can traverse the neighborhood without having to climb steep hills.
The Logan Circle is maintained by the National Park Service and is 360 feet in diameter. There are benches, decorative lamp posts, paved walkways, and an iron fence in this greenway. A statue at the center of the circular feature adds interest and there are lots of trees shading the green lawn and features in this park.
Also located in the Logan Circle neighborhood is Shaw Park and Cardozo Playground which are adjacent to each other. A skate park is located here as well as basketball courts. Your pup will appreciate the 15,000 square foot off-leash dog park. There are two separate fenced sections, one for small dogs, mobility challenged pups, and senior dogs, and another for larger, more active pooches where playing ball or frisbee is a popular pastime. Canines using the park need to adhere to the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation rules and pet owners should be prepared to clean up after them.