Dog walkers in Bentonville experience all four distinct seasons with hot summers and colder winters where the temperature commonly dips below the freezing mark. Winter walkers will need warm coats and footwear to stay dry. Summer days can see the mercury climb well into the high eighties. Be careful when walking your dog in very hot weather to o avoid heat-related illnesses. Bentonville has more sunny days than the average but gets more than the average rainfall too, so when it does rain, it can be heavy.
The residential roads in Denali Park are not thru roads. No thru roads means that streets are quiet with little traffic apart from local vehicles which makes walking peaceful in the area.
Houses in the area are large, often two stories, and of brick construction. Homes are well set back from the road with lots of space between them. The neighborhood is very green and beautifully landscaped. A busy commercial road is located a few blocks east with more traffic and commercial activity.
A maintained greenway is located on the east side of Bentonville and is accessible via a short drive. The John DeShields Trail runs through Orchard Park and Memorial Park, two large recreation areas with lots of sports facilities and fields, an amphitheater, a water feature, picnic spots, and an aquatic center. The trail is 1-mile long, is wheelchair accessible, and is appropriate for pedestrians of all ability levels.
The trail runs along a busy road, so keep your dog leashed and watch out for other users. To access the path, you can park at Orchards Park off John DeShields Boulevard or at Memorial Park by the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.