Columbus has weather during the winter that is not cooperative for on foot travel. If you like to walk your dog regularly, you and your pup will need some winter gear to stay warm while strolling the neighborhood. Winters are cold and snowy with sub-freezing temperatures. Walkways can be icy, so footwear with good traction is recommended. Summers are warm, mostly sunny, and not usually too hot for walking comfortably. Pedestrians do need to check weather forecasts to avoid severe thunderstorms which occur in warmer months. High winds, lightning, hail, and heavy rain are dangerous for people and pets exposed to these conditions on walks and should be avoided.
The southern section of the neighborhood is residential. Large condominium complexes are situated here and have communal recreational and natural grounds including sports facilities and lakes with trails. South of the condominium complexes, a housing development has large newer homes that are landscaped, however, large mature shade trees have not yet developed in the area. The far south side of the neighborhood has older homes and more mature landscaping.
The older section has sidewalks for pedestrians, however, the newer sections do not and pedestrians have to share the roadways with local traffic. Mill Run is situated on level ground and there are no steep hills to climb while walking in the region.
There are some communal greenways with several artificial lakes, recreational facilities, and paved trails associated with the condominium complexes that are centrally located in the neighborhood. These greenways are accessible to the public and residents in the area can walk their leashed pets on the paved trails to enjoy the open lawns, trees, and ponds.
Pet owners that walk to the east can access Duranceaux Park. This 17-acre park has picnic tables and a shelter as well as a playground. Paved pedestrian walkways in the park make a great place for a stroll and the park is located on the river.
A little to the north, locals of Mill Run can also walk with their pets to the Scioto Run Nature Trail. This small park is long and narrow, featuring a dirt and gravel trail running through a stand of trees that borders the creek that runs through the park.