Summers in Bentonville are hot and humid, and walking your dog in the summer will require you to dress in cool clothes and take sunscreen for yourself. Sunscreen for dogs is even available and may be advisable on hot sunny Bentonville summer days. Spring and fall are usually warm and mild and most days are sunny. Winters in Bentonville are relatively mild, although some cool snaps and snow are possible, requiring you to dress for the weather. However, the sun is usually out in the winter, so walks with your dog are enjoyable all year round.
Sycamore Heights is bordered to the northeast and east by Wildwood Park. This area features some commercial development, churches, and restaurants but also a 1.5-acre park. The park has tennis courts, a picnic area with a pavilion, playground equipment, and bathrooms. There is a water fountain and small lake, which can provide some nice cool spray and a swimming opportunity for a water-loving pooch on a hot summer day, and a dog station to dispose of doggy waste. It is always a good idea to bring your own water as bacteria and other harmful organisms can be present in small lakes and you may want to discourage your dog from drinking from unknown water sources. Nearby rural properties give this area a country feel, and there are large yards and boulevards to enjoy on walks though Sycamore Heights, just be sure to keep your dog on public boulevards not private roads. There are plenty of other parks in Bentonville within easy driving distance. Bella Vista Park in the northeast is a 132-acre park with lots of trees, trails, and a lake and makes an ideal destination on hot days, or just for a change of scenery on a cool winter day.