Atlanta dog walkers enjoy pleasant walking weather for much of the year with occasional rain showers. Winters have more rain and cooler weather, although snow and sub-freezing temperatures are not common and daytime temperatures usually rise above freezing. During summer months, Atlanta weather is hot and humid, often uncomfortably so for walking your dog in the middle of the day. Avoid the heat by walking early or later in the day, finding shady places to walk and rest, and keeping you and your dog hydrated to avoid heat-related illnesses.
There are some gentle inclines in the area, but they are not steep or difficult to climb. Train tracks run through the neighborhood and create a barrier for pedestrians. The area does not have trees or natural landscaping or greenery which means hot pavement can be hard on your dog's paws in the summer. Consider investing in doggie booties to provide paw protection from hot cement. There is lots of traffic and activity in the area to contend with. Fortunately, streets have separate sidewalks for pedestrians.
Cleopas R. Johnson Park is located within walking distance of Castleberry Hill to the west. This neighborhood park has open and treed areas, a recently refurbished playground, and tennis courts. The park has paved pedestrian paths winding through it for walking with your dog.
Rosa L. Burney Park is located within walking distance to the south. This park provides 13 acres of recreational space with tennis courts, a swimming pool, basketball courts, sports fields, restrooms, and a playground. The park has open lawns and shade trees as well as paved paths which make this greenway a great destination for dog walkers.
Larger parks and greenways can be reached with a short drive. Piedmont Park, located to the north, has over 13 acres and plenty of paved trails to stroll with your pup. Piedmont Park also has an off-leash dog area with separate enclosures for small and large dogs.