Residents that walk with their dogs in this neighborhood will need waterproof jackets for rainy days that occur throughout the year and warm outerwear and footwear for chilly winter days. Although snow occurs in winter months, it rarely stays as daytime temperatures generally climb above the freezing mark. However, inclement winter weather with damp conditions from the coast requires warm, waterproof layers for pedestrians.
Walk up apartments, attached townhouses, and duplexes, many with bay windows, covered porches or balconies, and brick construction grace the residential streets. Some larger multi-story residential buildings are also located in the community. Natural landscaping in this well developed urban residential area is not as prevalent as some other areas of the city. Commercial businesses are located throughout the district and concentrated on the north end and there are playgrounds and parks in the area that provide greenery.
Several playgrounds are located within the boundaries of Dickinson Narrows. Dogs are not permitted on playgrounds but can enjoy trees and green space from adjacent walkways. Jefferson Square is located immediately east of the Dickinson Narrow community and this park has paved paths, trees, and seating to rest in the shade. Dickinson Square Park is also located on the eastern border of the park and provides paved paths, seating, and shady trees which are pleasant on hot, humid summer days. Gold Star Park on the west has large shade trees, paths and seating as well.
Seger Dog Park is located to the north of Dickinson Narrows and provides a fenced off-leash area where dogs can play unencumbered in safety. The park is regularly maintained, has a water supply, and cleaning supplies. The park also has a community bulletin board with neighborhood events, pet information, and other information relevant to locals in the area.