Scioto Woods is located in northwest Columbus, Ohio. There is a school on the neighborhood's east border and a golf course to the north within walking distance for locals and pets. A commercial area with shops and restaurants is located in the community to the southwest, however, a large freeway interchange lies between the shopping area and residences which impedes its walkability.
Pedestrians and pets in Scioto Woods will have to contend with cold, snowy winters. Having a warm jacket and warm footwear with good traction is a must for you and may even be appreciated by your dog if your pup gets cold in sub-freezing temperatures. Summers are warm and rarely overly hot, however, severe thunderstorms can occur. Check local forecasts so you are aware of imminent severe weather systems as lightning storms, high winds, hail, and torrential rain can pose a hazard to people and pets traveling on foot.
Most of this neighborhood is residential with some natural areas. There are single-family homes and apartment complexes in the community. The south side has older, moderate homes on large country-like properties, but there are no separate sidewalks in this section of the neighborhood and dog walkers will need to share the road with local traffic.
The northern part of Scioto Woods has newer, larger homes that are neatly landscaped. This northern section has separate sidewalks and grassy berms for pedestrians and their pups to stroll on, making it a much nicer place to stroll. There is a golf course on the north side of the community providing manicured, landscaped green space and a natural area with a lake on the west side near the apartment buildings.
Scioto Woods is situated on level ground which makes on foot travel easy for people and their furry friends with no steep hills to climb.
Scioto Woods is home to a park of the same name. Scioto Woods Park is situated on the north side of the neighborhood and features 9 acres of natural and recreational greenway. There are paved paths throughout the open and wooded areas for you to stroll with your canine companion and the park itself has a playground, picnic sites, and shelters.
Also present in the community to the south of Scioto Woods Park is the larger Redick Park. This park is 24 acres and also has natural and recreational areas. There are ball diamonds, basketball courts, a playground, athletic fields, and picnic sites and shelters. This large park has lots of wooded areas to walk in as well and natural trails in the area. Trail conditions can vary with weather like heavy rain, so use with caution.
Keep your pup leashed and be prepared to clean up after your dog to be considerate to other park and trail users.