Washington D.C. can experience severe weather which can pose a problem for pedestrians and pets, so be aware and be prepared. Winters are cold and light snow is common. Having a warm jacket and good footwear will make walking in sub-freezing winter weather safe and more comfortable. Thunderstorms occur in summer months and can be severe with high winds and heavy rain. Avoid imminent storms and be careful of natural walking paths after heavy rain where footing can be compromised.
This neighborhood is primarily residential with historic 19th-century dwellings and historic schools. The area has trees and well maintained, landscaped properties, makin it attractive for treks with your pup. The terrain is flat and easy for dog walkers and their pets to tromp around without having to climb steep hills. Sidewalks are prevalent as well and have brick surfaces that keep in character with the historic architecture of area homes and buildings. Separate pedestrians sidewalks mean you and your dog do not have to be concerned about sharing local streets with traffic.
Commercial areas on the borders of the community have more traffic and activity, so you will need to keep your dog on a leash for safety. Quieter residential streets are enjoyable for shady strolls with attractive private properties.
Florida Avenue Playground is located on the eastside, has a basketball court, and play structure as well. These parks require visiting canines to be kept on a leash. However, there are several off-leash dog parks nearby. The Bundy Playground has an off-leash dog park on the west side of Truxton Circle. This enclosed park has a clean turf surface and waste disposal supplies.
The popular Shaw Dog Park is located to the northwest and can be reached on foot or by vehicle. This 15,000 square foot off-leash park is a great place for your puppy to play and has separate areas for large and small dogs.