Arcadia Meadows is a walkable neighborhood with sunny, dry weather and little chance of rain, freezing, or even cloudy skies to dampen expeditions with your pet. Temperatures, however, soar to 90 degrees or higher in summer months and the heat and sun make walking during the heat of the day unfeasible. Because this is a desert city, evenings and early mornings are cooler and more amenable to hiking with your hound. When planning longer hikes in the Yuma area, take water for you and your dog, and consider paw protection for your pup's sensitive feet.
Homes in Arcadia Meadows are large ranch-style houses with beautifully landscaped yards and many feature pools to keep residents and their families cool! This neighborhood features large lawns and shade trees which are not a common sight in hot, dry Yuma where many residents favor drought-tolerant plants. There are sidewalks in the neighborhood which keep pedestrians and their pups off roadways, however, this pavement can become very hot. Consider paw protection when walking on paved pedestrian paths for your dog so their foot pads don't burn.
Windsor Rotary Park is located just southwest of Arcadia Meadows and features a third-mile walking path around the park, two ramadas that provide shade, a pond, and athletic facilities.
A short trip north will take you to the 110-acre West Wetland Park along the Colorado River. This park has lots of multi-use trails for dog walking and other activities such as fighting, wildlife watching, kayaking, and river tubing to enjoy with your pup. There are also developed recreational areas with athletic fields and facilities. This park provides plenty to see and do but remember to keep your dog leashed in this park and clean up after your pooch!