The Wynwood Art District is also known as Little San Juan and El Barrio and is home to more than seventy art galleries, art collections, and museums. The community hosts an "Art Walk" every second Saturday when the studios and galleries open their doors to the general public. In recent years, over thirty of the world's best street artists came together to create a permanent outdoor mural. No matter where you go for a walk in El Barrio, you are sure to come across more street art and fantastic graffiti.
Residences run the gamut from single-family homes to warehouses that have been converted into homes, studios, bars, galleries, and even restaurants. There are also plenty of pet stores and dog-friendly parks in the community. With almost 250 days of sunshine, this part of Miami is a great place for dog owners as there are very few days when the weather is not ideal for a walk.
The terrain here varies between paved developed areas and a few areas of grass to be found in people's yards, vacant lots, and church grounds. The land is quite flat and depending on where you live, you may find that there are sidewalks for you and your pup to make use of. It can prove to be challenging to make your walks interesting when the terrain doesn't cooperate.
Depending on the size of your dog and their health, you can make the most out of this type of terrain. Try creating a variety of walking routes that take you around different blocks or go down through the central gallery area where you can enjoy the incredible collection of artworks, street art, and more while your pup enjoys getting out in the fresh air. The big thing is to keep a little variety in your walks to keep both of you from becoming bored.
Beyond the small Roberto Clemente Park which is essentially two baseball fields and a sandpit for volleyball, the only other open spaces are the few vacant lots scattered throughout the community.
Just off of I-195, there are several small parks sitting on the shore of Biscayne Bay. These are Albert Pallot Park, Stearns Park, and Martell Park, all of which are relatively small, but do offer a sweet spot on the water for both you and your energetic pup to enjoy a little time out in the sun.
For a more extensive park space to enjoy, you only need to drive a little further north to Morningside Park which stretches to cover seven blocks along the shore of the bay. There are numerous trails to walk along, grass to play on, shade trees to relax under, and a great spot to sit back and watch the ships and boats sailing by.