Although large chain stores and establishments on the north side are within walking distance, the area was not designed for pedestrian access.
Portland weather provides plenty of precipitation to “green” up the neighborhood, but also means that you and your dog need to keep the rain gear handy so you don't get soaked. During cool winters, rain can create icy conditions. Daytime temperatures usually climb above freezing, so you can wait until later in the day for slick surfaces to thaw before venturing out with your pet.
Argay is bordered by the Columbia River on the north side, 122nd Avenue on the west, 148th Avenue on the east, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway on the south. The neighborhood is divided by Sandy Boulevard which runs east to west into northern and southern sections. The southern section is mostly residential with some agricultural land, while the northern section is comprised of commercial and light industrial activity.
Residential dwellings on the south side includes low rise apartment buildings, multi-family housing complexes, and single-family detached homes. The southern Argay area is well landscaped, but the northern commercial area lacks trees and landscaping and is not as pedestrian-friendly. The north side also has several creeks and waterways running through it that are associated with the river in the area.
The topography of the area is relatively flat with only very slight, gentle inclines and no steep hills to trek up.
Dog walkers will find a pedestrian walkway along Marine Drive that runs parallel to the river, which makes a scenic place to walk with views of the water. Argay City Park occupies 8.85 acres and has recreational fields and facilities, some of which are lighted for nighttime use. There are paved and unpaved walking paths and a half-acre off-leash area on the south side.
Ludwig View Park is a newly developed park that is also located in Argay. This greenway has 16 acres and features open areas with lawns that include an outdoor entertainment venue, playground, climbing structures, skateboarding area, and basketball court. Other amenities in this great park include picnic areas and shelters, restrooms, and public art. For your canine companion, there are many paved walking paths to stroll on while leashed and a great fenced off-leash area. The off-leash area is large and open from 5AM to midnight, providing walking paths within it.