Dog walkers will usually have nice, mild weather as the greater San Francisco area typically experiences a mild climate and temperatures. This is perfect for your pup as the risk for heat exhaustion during the summer and hypothermia in the winter season are both relatively low. However, be sure to take a sweater or light jacket during your evening walks as it can get quite chilly once the sun goes down.
With no greenways in this urban, residential neighborhood, Westwood Park is all artificial terrain. While this can be frustrating for both you and your pup, Miramar Avenue does have a grassy median which may be a good location for a pit stop during your daily walks. Like many San Francisco neighborhoods, Westwood Park is a rather hilly neighborhood but, thankfully, it is not as steep as some local areas. Specifically, as you move north in Westwood Park, you will experience a noticeable incline, so that should be taken into consideration when determining your daily walking route.The boundaries of Westwood Park include Monterey Boulevard, Ridgewood Avenue, and Phelan Avenue to the east, Ocean Avenue to the south, and Faxon Avenue to the west. Ocean Avenue is home to most of the commercial spaces in Westwood Park, so traffic may be slightly more congested and cautious pedestrians may want to avoid this area.
Aptos Park to the west is a small public park located in the Mt. Davidson Manor neighborhood. Aptos has a playground, a few sports facilities, and a manicured path throughout the greenway.
To the west, past the City College of San Francisco, dog walkers will find Balboa Park. Balboa Park is a medium-sized greenway and is home to a playground, baseball fields, a skate park, a pool, and tennis courts. While there is no specific dog area, this park may be nice for people watching and for your pup to explore all the new smells!
Stern Grove Park and Glen Canyon Park, two large greenways in San Francisco, are also less than two miles away from Westwood Park. Both of these public parks have specific off-leash areas in case your pup needs more freedom to run and explore!