The weather in Bentonville is amenable to walking even in winter. Mild winter temperatures that are usually above the freezing mark allow residents to walk their dogs daily with light outerwear and still be comfortable. Summers are beautiful and sunny, however, midday temperatures can prove comfortable for walking when the mercury soars into the 80-degree Fahrenheit range. Take shorter walks, bring water for you and your dog, or choose cooler times of the day to walk your pooch.
Durham Place and the surrounding residential neighborhoods are ideal places to walk with your dog as streets are relatively quiet with only local traffic. Large industrial and commercial areas to the west are not as pedestrian-friendly. Durham Place is a developed residential community with multi-family townhomes. The terrain is flat and there are no steep hills to contend with. Durham Place has some heavily-treed communal property, open areas, and a small park located on its south side. These landscaped areas do not have paved walking paths, but residents and their pets share these areas, trees provide shade on sunny days, and open grassy areas provide cool footing for walking with your dog.
Not all of Durham Place has dedicated pedestrian sidewalks which makes it necessary to walk on paved roads or grassy communal property in the community. When sharing the road with traffic, keep your dog securely leashed and face oncoming vehicles.
The Razorback Greenway can be accessed just to the north of Durham Place and is accessible on foot. This 36-mile trail system is mostly off-road, although some sections run along roadways. The trail is a great place to explore and exercise your dog with numerous destinations such as shopping areas, other residential neighborhoods, parks, schools, museums and picnic areas.
Near the access point to the greenway, the Austin Baggett Park provides 1.14 acres of green space with a playground, lighted pavilion, benches, picnic tables, and plenty of open areas and shade trees. There is even a dog station where pet owners exploring the park and greenway can dispose of doggie waste.