Dog walkers can enjoy plenty of beautiful sunny days in Washington, but there is also some wet, stormy, and inclement weather in the region that you will need to be prepared for. You and your dog will experience cold temperatures and some snow in the winter. Summers are humid, so you may want to adjust your schedule and take your dog out earlier or later in the day to avoid the muggy atmosphere.
Homes in the area consist of row houses developed in the 1920s and feature flat-roofed architectures. The neighborhood has some unique cobblestone alleyways behind homes and well landscaped front yards. Residential streets are lined with mature trees, sidewalks, and grass berms, which make attractive pedestrian ways for walking with your canine companion.
The terrain is flat and you and your dog do not have to negotiate steep hills when walking about the district. Nearby college grounds and the adjacent hospital grounds are also on maintained properties with green lawns and trees.
Stronghold has two off-leash dog parks within walking distance. The Gage Eckington Dog Park is about a 20-minute walk away. This enclosed, off-leash park has separate areas for large and small dogs.
The Columbia Heights Dog Park is about a 30-minute walk to the northwest. This dog park is a fenced, off-leash greenway, however, it does not have a double gate or separate areas for large and small dogs. If your pup is an escape artist, or particularly small, you may want to come to the park when it is less busy with less chance of running into large, boisterous dogs.
Just a few minutes to the east, Stronghold pedestrians with pooches can visit the Edgewood Playground. This greenway has some open sports fields where you can run and play on the grass with your pup when sports teams are not using the facility. Be sure to bring supplies to clean up after your dog!