Cleveland Park is located on the northwest side of Washington, D.C. A campus of the University of Columbia is located in the area as well as schools, recreational grounds, and facilities. There are many businesses including ethnic restaurants and shops in the region with several embassies located on the east side of the community. Restaurants, shops, and services can be found on the west side along Wisconsin Avenue and on the east side along Connecticut Avenue.
Weather in the North Cleveland neighborhood is usually amenable to walking with your dog, although you should be prepared for chilly temperatures and some snow in winter months. Wet weather in the spring and fall will require rain gear. Summers are humid and heavy rainfall occurs during thunderstorms. Thunderstorms also present hazards to pedestrians and pets and should be avoided. Try scheduling your walks for cooler times of the day when extreme heat is occurring.
North Cleveland Park is bordered by Albemarle Street on the north side, Quebec Street on the south side, Wisconsin Avenue on the west border, and Reno Road on its east border. This beautiful neighborhood has lots of landscaping and trees lining residential roads and on private properties which are well maintained with beautiful yards and gardens. Dwellings consist of detached and semi-detached single-family homes with some apartment buildings and condominiums in the area.
Sidewalks run along residential and commercial thoroughfares and provide safe, separate pedestrian ways with grassy berms and shady tree canopies that create a pleasant environment for dog walkers and their pups.
The area has some hilly sections. Although most inclines are gentle, some feature steeper grades. If you or your pet have mobility issues or are not in the mood for a rigorous climb, you may want to adjust your route through the North Cleveland Park neighborhood to avoid some of the larger hills.
Area canines are fortunate to have the Melvin C. Hazen Park on the southeast border. This treed area along a tributary has a trail system which connects to the main Rock Creek Park. Rock Creek Park contains almost 2,000 acres of natural wooded area along the creek with miles of interconnecting trail systems which should satisfy even the most energetic pup. Be aware that wildlife residing in the park may not appreciate being distributed by your friendly pooch, so keep your dog under control and be prepared to clean up after them.
The Soapstone Valley Park on the northeast border is also part of the Rock Creek Park system with trails that will take you and your pup to the main Rock Creek Trail system.
A short distance to the west, you and your pup can also check out the Glover Archbold Park system. This greenway has numerous wooded natural areas and trails and an enclosed, off-leash dog park where your pup can enjoy some free play.