The weather in Philadelphia can be a little on the damp side as Philly gets more than its fair share of rain and even light snow on frigid winter days. Be sure to check the forecast, dress warmly in the offseason, and pack an umbrella to keep dry. Philadelphia pooches may even appreciate a raincoat or doggy boots in this urban area!
Surrounding Old Town has many historic buildings with large properties that have beautifully landscaped grounds and dense greenery with plentiful mature shade trees. Streets in the area are very narrow but create a unique urban landscape with artificial canyons that limit natural sunlight to streetscapes. The Delaware River is located across Interstate 95, just east of the Old City Lounge District. This neighborhood is relatively flat and it is easy to walk to historic buildings and along the main business corridors with your dog without having to navigate changes in elevation.
The I-95 Park is a unique greenway located on an overpass on top of the freeway. This park has trees, shrubs, lawns, paved pathways, and a bronze sculpture. Seating along the paths is available for tired pups and pedestrians to take a break. The Old Town area has plenty of elaborately landscaped historical properties that have pedestrian paths and large shady trees creating urban greenways in the surrounding community.
Spruce Street Harbor Park and Korean War Memorial Park are located just south of the Lounge District and the former has dog-friendly zones and lots of greenways. There are even several eateries located in and around the park. The Delaware Riverfront Trail passes this park and extends north past I-95 and Old Town Lounge District to the Penn's Landing Dog Park. This dog park has fenced off-leash areas where you can meet other local dog owners and their pups. Dogs here love to play off-leash and enjoy romping with other dogs!