Atwater Village, like the rest of Los Angeles, has a mild, drier climate. Most of the rainfall happens during the winter months while the summer months remain relatively dry. Average temperatures never get too hot or cold meaning you will likely have plenty of perfect days for a walk along the riverside! Just remember to keep an eye out for hot pavement which may affect sensitive paws.
The boundaries of Atwater Village include Ventura Freeway to the north, San Fernando Boulevard to the east, and the Los Angeles River to the south and west. Other major roadways that may be best to avoid as a pedestrian include Los Feliz Boulevard and Glendale Boulevard.
However, immediately to the west of Atwater Village is an extremely large greenway comprised of several public parks including Griffith Park. Griffith Park is home to the Los Angeles Zoo, The Greek Theater, plenty of hiking and equestrian trails, gardens, and an observatory. This park thankfully does have a dog park, where your pup can have a little off-leash exercise and socialize with other dogs from the same area.