Governours Square has a good mix of residential and commercial spaces. Residentially, this neighborhood has several apartment complexes and condominiums, but there are also standalone, single-family homes. Commercially, there are several shopping complexes, local and chain restaurants, a school, a few churches, and a convenience store. In the northern part of the neighborhood, there is also North Kenny Veterinary Hospital in case Fido has an emergency or just needs a regular check-up.
Governours Square experiences all four seasons. Summers are warm and muggy with plenty of rainfall and humid days. Winters, on the other hand, tend to be drier and cold. Columbus does not experience as much snowfall during the winter months as some other northern cities.
Governours Square is a suburb of a major urban city, thus all of this neighborhood is artificial terrain. There aren't even any manicured parks in this neighborhood! However, because of the artificial terrain, there are sidewalks through most of the area. Some of the residential areas don't have sidewalks, so you and your furry friend will need to share the roadways with others. Exercise caution and make sure you have control of your pup's leash!
This neighborhood is also relatively flat with very few changes in elevation--making it a great walking location during those muggy summer months.The boundaries of Governours Square include Weybridge Road to the north, Shuster Road and railroad tracks to the east, Old Henderson Street to the south, and Carriage Hill Lane to the west. The crowded commercial area of Governours Square is located in the southeast corner of the neighborhood, so that area might have more congested or high-speed traffic.
The nearest parks include Thompson Park and Northcrest Park. Both are decently sized with playgrounds, sports facilities, and areas for general recreation. The nearest dog park is two and a half miles to the north. Godown Park is a 10-acre space almost entirely devoted to pups! There are fenced-in areas for both small and large breeds, walking trails, a dog water fountain, and benches for pup owners to rest on.
However, more adventure and fun areas to explore can be found to the east of the neighborhood where several small parks connect to one of the largest greenways in Columbus. Connected parks include Columbus Park of Roses, Anheuser-Busch Sports Park, Olentangy Park, Kenney Park, Broadmeadows Park, and more. These parks all sit along the shores of the Olentangy River.