Sinewood is a small residential section of the Lowry Park Central area of Tampa. The homes here are older but well-maintained. One of the great things about these older communities is that the houses were built within the trees, leaving the yards with plenty of shade. The one thing the neighborhood lacks are sidewalks for you to take your dog out for walks on. But there are parks within a short drive along with pet supply stores and a number of places to eat.
The weather in this part of Central Florida is what attracts so many transplants from up north. Known as 'Snowbirds', many come for the warm winter weather and then go home in the spring, while others come down and make their new homes here. When you consider the mild 70-degree winters and summers that top out in the low 90s, it's easy to see why so many people call this area home.
The terrain in Sinewood is typically flat and mostly concrete and tar. If you want sidewalks to take your pooch out on, they are just a few blocks to the south. Perhaps one of the best things about the area is the oak trees. Many of them are extremely old and provide wide swaths of shade for when you are out on your walks with your pup at your side. The streets here tend to be narrow, which may account for the lack of sidewalks, but as long as you take your time, keep an eye on traffic, and walk towards traffic rather than with it, you and your pup should be perfectly safe. Try walking to the south, where you will find sidewalks, and add in a new block each week until you and your dog have mastered the entire community and are ready to take on some new challenges.
Beyond your neighbor's yards, if you want green space to play in with your pooch, you have no choice but to hop in the car and go for a ride. Lowry Park is just down the road and offers plenty of grass for the two of you to play on and oak-lined trails to walk on. The trails take you along the banks of the Hillsborough River and all around the park. Lowry Park is just across the street from Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, but you can't take your dog into the zoo.
The next dog-friendly park of any size is Rowlett Park, home of the Scentral Dog Bark, a vast fenced-in area where you can let your dog run around with friends. Here, you will find an agility course for your pup to master, a water fountain for your pup to drink from and cool off in, and plenty of shade for you to sit in.