Dog walkers in Marble Cliff Crossing can expect varied weather through the year as Columbus experiences all four distinct seasons. Summer, fall, and spring have pleasant weather for walking with some rainy days, but mostly sunny, warm days that are not too hot for walks with your pet. Severe thunderstorms are an issue, especially in spring and summer, and you should avoid these dangerous storms when venturing out on foot. Winter months are cold and snowy with sub-freezing temperatures that require warm outerwear and footwear when walking the neighborhood with your pet. Your canine companion may even like to have a doggie coat to keep warm during winter months.
The Scioto River runs through the Marble Cliff Crossing neighborhood from north to south and creates a barrier for pedestrians traversing the neighborhood. There are also train tracks running through the region that should only be crossed at designed pedestrian crossing points.
Single-family houses in the area are uniform and closely set with well-landscaped yards. A small industrial area on the southwest corner is situated near the commercial area. The ground is level and there are no steep hills to navigate in the area.
Located to the west, area residents and their furry friends can travel on foot to Redick Park, although pedestrian ways are limited and walking on grassy berms may be necessary, which can be problematic during winter months. This 24-acre park has recreational and natural areas with sports fields facilities, picnic sites, and shelters. A creek and heavily wooded area with trails make a great place to explore with your pup.
A trip to the east will take you to Miller Park which provides 4 acres of greenway with natural areas. There are pet waste bags supplied in this park for the convenience of pet owners. Other amenities include a playground, shelters, picnic tables, designated tree treks, and public artworks.