Franklin Street runs right through the heart of downtown Tampa. Housing here consists of high-rise apartments, but don't let this discourage you from taking your pooch out for a walk! However, you should be prepared for the fact that there is very little green space for you and your pup to take advantage of. There are plenty of tree-lined sidewalks to check out and as you might expect to find in any major city, there are plenty of restaurants and bars to visit along the way as well as many amazing stores. Keep in mind that during the summer months, the humidity and temperature here tend to hit the point at which it can be very uncomfortable trying to go for a walk during the middle of the day. Your best bet is to plan to go for a walk early in the morning before the temperatures start to climb!
The terrain along Franklin Street is very level as it is in all of the surrounding areas. Most of the streets in the area are very busy all day long and many stay busy throughout the evening and night. Going for a walk means being prepared to pay very close attention to your surroundings at all times. It is far too easy for you and your puppy to become the next victims in an accident involving a vehicle whose driver will likely say they didn't see you!
There are a few parks along the river with trails you can hike along, but keep in mind, you are in the heart of Tampa. If you want a more challenging hike, you should take a drive over to the coast where there are miles of more challenging trails in the wildlands for the two of you to have fun exploring.
Running through the heart of downtown Tampa, Franklin Street and the surrounding area has very little to offer in the way of green space. Some sections of the street do have small grassy areas where you can let your pup cool his paw pads off in between walking down the sidewalks. Keep in mind that during the peak summer months, the sidewalks and streets can become hot enough to burn the pads on your pup's paws. Fortunately, there are a few parks within driving distance of Franklin Street including Lykes Gaslight Park on the corner of N. Franklin St. and E. Kennedy Blvd. This park occupies an entire block and has plenty of shade trees and grass for you and your pup to enjoy. At the Water Works Park, Queenie's Dog Park offers a place for your puppy to meet their buddies for a play date and hours of fun in the shade!