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The Downtown Davenport neighborhood is the central business district of Davenport, Iowa, located along the banks of the Mississippi River. This region is an entertainment and arts district and also provides entertainment, shopping, and civic services within walking distance of Downtown Davenport. Residents with dogs that walk the downtown streets will find lots of activity and interesting destinations nearby. 


When walking with your dog in the winter, be prepared for some frigid temperature and plenty of snow as Davenport has sub-freezing winter temperatures and an average 30 inches of snow per year. A warm coat and good footwear are a must for Davenport winters. Summers, on the other hand, are hot! Temperatures average 84 degrees Fahrenheit which can make walking during daytime hours uncomfortable. Take water so you and your pooch don't dehydrate on long walks or choose cooler times of the day to take your daily constitutional.

Terrain in Downtown
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Mostly Artificial
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Mostly Natural
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Flat
Mostly Flat
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Beautiful Downtown Davenport is a historic neighborhood with low rise buildings featuring unique architectural styles and character. The tallest building in the downtown region is 255 feet tall with the second at 220 feet. The area some other tall buildings but most area buildings are multi-story, walk-ups including apartments, offices, and commercial buildings. A variety of different styled buildings, both modern and historic, line paved streets in this developed neighborhood. 


The Mississippi River on the south border of the district is a dominant feature and is lined with a riverfront trail and green spaces for residents to enjoy.  The terrain in the downtown area is relatively flat and it is easy to travel around without having to navigate steep hills. There is lots of noise and traffic in this central business district, so make sure your dog is used to all the activity and will not be startled. Keep your pup leashed in this busy region.

Greenways in Downtown
4 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in Davenport have an average of:
2 Greenways
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There is a dog park located at Centennial Park. This enclosed off-leash area provides plenty of room to play. There is seating for tired owners and agility obstacles for the talented pups as well. The Riverfront Trail provides 11 miles of easy to moderate terrain and this paved trail allows dogs on leash. The trails also allow cyclists and skaters, so be aware of your surroundings. The Mississippi Riverfront Trail extends through Centennial Park, a 250-acre green space your dog can enjoy on a leash. Centennial Park also has a boat ramp where vehicles can access the water.  A skate park, basketball courts, a spray park, and playground area all located here. Keep your dog off playgrounds and sports facilities. There are plenty of pathways, opens spaces, and treed areas to enjoy. 


The Riverfront Greenway also passes LeClaire Park and Bandshell along the riverfront. If you're lucky, maybe you will be treated to some live music as you pass by!

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