Hampden South offers the best of all worlds for dog lovers and their favorite pups. The area is suburban and has the quiet suburban feel, but it is still close to all the places where you need to be such as shopping and work! There are parks close by that make owning a dog a real treat and, best of all, if you are up for some window shopping, you will not have far to go. Pet stores and vets are within easy access and this pet-friendly area is also close to dog parks where your pet can get out some excess wiggles.
The climate here offers ample opportunities for walking. Denver gets more than its share of sun and the arid climate ensures over 300 days a year without precipitation. Snow is the only problem you are likely to encounter except for hot pavement in the summer which can be easily remedied by heading to the parks.
Denver sidewalks are in good repair and wide, but they typically do not have shoulders on the outside. Instead, any shoulder is a part of the property owner's lot. Since most property owners would prefer you keep your dog off their lawn, this means that there is really no grass or trees they can explore.
Fortunately, you have ample access to parks in the area, so if your pup is really craving a roll in the grass, it is not hard to provide. Elevations in the area are insignificant in terms of how many changes there are. The term "rolling hills" might be appropriate in this case in that there are minor elevation changes that are great for those who want a work out and wont trouble those who don’t.
The biggest caution in walking through these neighborhoods is that shade is not always available. Tender paws are very easily burned. Early morning walks can help avoid this problem.
Hampden South is within walking distance to a number of greenways and trails that are ideal for walking with your dog. Rosamond Park is situated at the northwest corner of the neighborhood and features a number of walking paths and picnic shelters for taking a break from the summer sun.
South of Highway 225, you will want to visit Wallace Park which runs along Goldsmith Gulch and also has a walking path by the same name for you to enjoy with your pooch. The nice thing about all of these trails is that they are paved which makes it easier for two legged walkers. They have generous amounts of greenways along them as well, so your four-legged friends can walk with comfort in the nice green grass.
Just to the east of Hampden South, there are still more places you can take your pup for a nice romp. Up north is Kennedy Dog Park which is just one block away from the neighborhood.