If you enjoy daily walks with your dog in the region, you will need some warm outerwear to brave sub-freezing temperatures in winter months. Light snow is common and occasional heavier snow events can occur, although these are infrequent. Be prepared for icy conditions during winter months and, when weather is severe, find indoor activities for you and your pooch until the weather improves. Summers are humid and see frequent thunderstorms. Avoid walking your dog in extreme heat or when storms are imminent. Occasional rain showers are frequent in spring and fall and rain gear will keep you dry while strolling with your pet.
The terrain is at a high elevation and slopes to the south. Inclines are gentle and there are no steep hills to contend with for pedestrians and pets walking in the area. Tree lined streets also have separate pedestrian sidewalks so you and your dog don't have to share the road with vehicles. Trees provide some shade and grassy berms provide cool footing along residential roads. There is a natural treed area in the neighborhood and several small wooded areas nearby.
There are two other nearby community parks to the northwest including Alger Park and Avalon Playground. They both have treed and grassy areas with recreational amenities although they are a several bock hike from the Buena Vista neighborhood.
A larger park is located a short drive to the northwest.