There are plenty of nearby destinations, such as parks and shops or businesses accessible on foot from Mesa Heights. However, Yuma is very hot, especially in the summer, and you will need to take precautions when walking. Dress cool, use sunscreen and take water for you and your pooch. There is even sunscreen available for dogs, which may be advisable if your dog is susceptible to sunburn on exposed skin. It may be best to plan walking excursions earlier or later in the day when temperatures are more moderate.
The surrounding area is well developed with lots of homes, business, shops and services, and roadways. There are natural and recreational areas nearby, which can be accessed on foot for a more varied walking experience including school grounds, sports fields, and developed parks.
If you are looking for a more dog-specific greenway, the Yuma Bark Park is located just a 7-minute drive away. This 3.35-acre dog park is fenced for off-leash activity and has, shade, water and waste stations. There are even some agility obstacles. Pet owners are asked to clean up after their dogs and keep them leashed when not in off-leash areas.