New Orleans has warm to hot temperatures most of the year and cold weather does not hamper dog walkers from taking their pets out daily. Rain, especially in warmer months, may mean putting on a rain jacket and grabbing an umbrella. Summers can be hot and humid and you will want to take water for you and your pet to stay hydrated. Hurricanes and tropical storms, while not common, mean you and your dog should take shelter to avoid dangerous conditions.
The terrain is Florida Avenue is flat and, at zero feet above sea level, is subject to flooding during heavy rains and storm systems off the gulf. Most streets have separate sidewalks for people and pets to walk on, but some streets do not. Traffic in the area is light as there are no main thoroughfares transecting the neighborhood. When you need to share the road with vehicles, walk facing oncoming traffic with your dog securely leashed.
Florida Area dwellings are single-family detached homes that are moderate in size and many are older. Some new buildings have been constructed since Hurricane Katrina, however, there are still many undeveloped, empty lots that have not been rebuilt.
There is an off-leash dog park to the south, along the river. The Crescent Park Dog Run is fenced and your pup can play loose in the safe enclosure near the waterfront. This dog run is part of the larger Crescent Park which stretches along the Mississippi River and has a 1.4-mile hard surfaced walking trail along the waterfront which makes a great place for to trek with your furry friend. Your dog should remain leashed when not in the off-leash area and you should bring supplies to clean up after your pet.