Winters are mild with daytime temperatures usually above the freezing mark and a light jacket is sufficient for walking with your dog on most days. When walking in the summer, pedestrians in the area can experience uncomfortably hot temperatures. Summertime highs can reach into the 80-degree Fahrenheit range and you may need to plan your daily walk with your dog for earlier or later in the day to avoid extreme heat.
The terrain in the district is flat and there are no steep hills or inclines to negotiate while walking with your canine companion. Large, mature shade trees in the area provide relief from summertime heat. Ivy Place, however, does not have sidewalks and walking on paved roads, which can get hot in the summer, may require protection for your pooch to protect their paws. Although traffic is local and this the district is a quiet and lightly trafficked residential area, you will still need to keep an eye out for vehicles when sharing roadways.
Memorial Park has recreation facilities that include the Memorial Park fitness trail as well as athletic fields and facilities with plenty of activities to enjoy. Orchards Park is a more passive-use park with open areas, shady trees, a lighted pavilion, an amphitheater, and a water feature. There are water fountains to grab a drink on hot days and a dog station to dispose of waste as well as paved walking trails connecting to larger trail systems. Both these parks and the long greenway provide excellent places to get your pooch some exercise.