Dog owners and their canine companions can experience inclement weather in the Washington, D.C. region when taking daily walks, regardless of the season. Thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer and can create dangerous conditions for pedestrians and pets with high winds and heavy rainfall. Atlantic storm systems can affect the area which you will want to avoid. Winter weather is cold with some snow and, although severe blizzards are rare, they do occasionally occur and create frigid conditions that are not amenable to walking. Dress for cold weather in the winter and take precautions in summer against extreme heat and humidity.
The terrain is fairly level with only some gentle inclines. People and pets of all mobility levels should be able to navigate the neighborhood without having to contend with any steep sections that would impede travel. The aquatic gardens on the west side of the neighborhood create a significant landscape feature with natural and cultivated parkland and recreational property. The freeway to the east is not a pedestrian-friendly area and should be avoided.
The Anacostia Riverwalk trail extends through the park, along the river, and provides a long, beautiful hiking trail for excursions with your dog. A recreational section of the park is adjacent to the neighborhood and has sports facilities and fields as well as paved paths.