San Diego has warm weather most of the year. Summers can be quite hot, but cool breezes from the coast often moderate temperatures. Winters are colder and wetter, but a light jacket will usually suffice. May and June are known for being more overcast and sometimes foggy which can reduce visibility when out for a jaunt with your pup.
Kearny Mesa is a developed urban neighborhood with lots of commercial activity. There is not a lot of natural landscaping in this built up neighborhood, so shade can be hard to come by. Heavily trafficked streets and commercial areas require caution when walking with your dog.
The San Clemente Canyon Freeway is located on the north side of the community and there is a landfill site located along it. Interstate 15 is on the east border and Interstate 805 is on the west border. These freeways are not pedestrian-friendly.
The terrain is relatively level throughout the community and steep hills are not an issue when on an excursion with your pooch. There is a local municipal airport in the area and a Marine Corps Air station with air traffic to be aware of. Sidewalks are prevalent along streets and make safe, separate pedestrian ways for you and your canine companion to use without having to share roads with traffic.
Kearny Mesa canines can visit Lucy's Dog Park on Aero Drive. This is a small grassy dog park. The park is not entirely enclosed and you will want to make sure your dog is leashed and closely supervised.
The Easting Park is a small community park you and your pup can visit on foot when strolling in Kearny Mesa. The park has play areas, sports fields, paved walking paths, seating areas, a gazebo, open lawns, and some trees providing shade.
The Marian Bear Memorial Park can be reached to the northwest by vehicle. This natural greenway runs along a canyon with mesas on the south side and provides 467 acres of natural terrain to explore with your pup. There are three miles of main trails with limited elevation changes and trail spurs that will take you to the mesa tops but have more challenging terrain. Keep your dog leashed and watch out for other users and wildlife that can distract them.