Atlanta weather is temperate with rare frigid temperatures, relatively mild winters, and little snow. Winters are cool and wet, however, and warm waterproof jackets are a necessity for dog walkers. Summers are hot and humid and extreme conditions can result in heat-related illnesses if precautions are not taken. Walk during cooler times of the day, find shady spots, avoid overexertion, and stay well hydrated. Spring and fall weather is more cooperative for pedestrians and pets enjoying daily outings, however, occasional showers do occur.
Oakcliff is a suburban neighborhood bordered by Interstate 20 to the north, Interstate 285 to the east, Delmar Lane to the south, and the Hemphill School Road on the west side. There is a large green space and wooded areas that are natural and undeveloped on the east side of the community. A power corridor also runs north-south on the eastern side of Oakcliff.
The freeways impede pedestrian travel to the north and east while the terrain in Oakcliff is hilly and there are some significant inclines that dog walkers and their pets will need to climb to get around the neighborhood. Residential roads often do not have sidewalks and pedestrians need to contend with inclines and traffic.
Homes in the area are set on generous country residential plots with natural and artificial landscaping. The entire area is well treed and there is lots of shade on hot summer days.
The Old Adamsville Recreation Center and Adamsville Gym Park are situated on the south border of Oakcliff and are easily accessible on foot. The park and property are heavily treed and sports facilities remain here to serve the community. Some natural trails in the wooded area are used by dog walkers, however, unmaintained natural trails can be compromised in poor weather, so use them at your discretion.
The newer Adamsville Recreation Center grounds is located to the east and can be accessed on foot. This greenway is mostly developed with a large recreation center and sports fields, but there are also shady spots for walking with your pet.
The Dr. Mary Shy Scott Memorial Park is located nearby. This large park has lots of wooded areas along with paved and natural paths for you and your canine companion to enjoy. A baseball diamond, basketball and tennis courts, and a playground are also present in the park.