When walking in the Philadelphia area. be sure to keep a light rain jacket and umbrella close at hand as rain showers are frequent and can be accompanied by warm, humid conditions. In the winter, cool temperatures combined with moisture can produce snow and sleet, making walking surfaces slippery. Although daytime winter temperatures usually rise above the freezing point and snow does not stay on the ground for very long, footwear with traction is required to navigate the Club District streets when slippery footing is present.
The Club District of Philadelphia is located between Spring Garden Street, Callowhill Street, and is centered around 8th Street. The area is dominated by old warehouses and commercial buildings that now function as nightclubs, bars, and restaurants and there are residents in apartments and older residential buildings in the area.
An old elevated train track runs through the area and neighborhood streets pass underneath, so pedestrians are not hampered by its presence. The terrain is flat and there are no steep hills to climb while walking with your pet.
The area is a highly developed urban district and there is not a lot of greenery or landscaping. Expressways on the east and south are elevated and this means they have less of an impact on pedestrians, except where interchanges and off ramps occur. Where high-speed traffic is entering and exiting the freeway and on busy commercial streets, pet owners need to be vigilant for traffic.
If you are looking for some off-leash fun, you can check out the Green Street Dog Park to the west or Triangle Dog Park to the northeast. Both of these parks are a short drive away but cater to pets with safe enclosed areas. Triangle Dog Park has trees, seating areas, and attractive murals. Green Street Dog Park is a member-run dog park. This attractive park has separate areas for large and small dogs and antimicrobial artificial turf surfaces, water for thirsty pooches, and disposal facilities for waste.