The weather in Bentonville is hot in the summer months, but this very well treed area will be shady and cool, even in the hottest, humid months. Winters can be cool but are usually sunny, so with the appropriate outdoor clothing, you can still enjoy walks with your pooch. Although not a rainy climate, some rain is not uncommon in the spring and fall, so be prepared in these seasons with a jacket or umbrella on overcast days. Dogwood Place is conveniently located near services and parks so there is lots to do with your canine companion whether you choose to walk to local establishments or drive a short distance to expand your options.
This heavily treed, mature neighborhood, surrounded by rural property and undeveloped land has a park-like feel. Nearby green areas can be accessed, but be aware of private land and be sure you stay off private rural property unless you have landowner permission--stick to lanes and thoroughfares. There are plenty of public parks in Bentonville you can drive to, with 300 acres of developed public parks in town. Bella Vista Lake to the north is dog-friendly and has 132 acres of park, trails, and lake to explore. A little closer to the north the Bark Park allows for off-leash exercise for your pup and provides a fenced in area for safe off-leash activity. Make sure your dog is well socialized if he is going to be loose with other dogs and supervise closely. Both these dog friendly parks have parking lots, bathrooms, and dog stations for disposing of waste. Bella Vista Park has picnic areas and a lake for hot days and the Bark Park has a water fountain to refill your water supply in the summer if you and your dog require it.