The weather in this section of Philadelphia provides variable conditions for on-foot travel. You will need a variety of outerwear to make walking comfortable throughout the year. Winter weather is moderately cold. Although daytime temperatures usually climb above freezing, sub-freezing temperatures can occur. If you have a short-haired dog or one that is not acclimatized to the cold, your dog may appreciate a warm, waterproof coat. In the summer, you may choose to walk your pup earlier or later in the day to avoid hot and muggy conditions.
There is plenty of mature landscaping in the district with large shade trees on properties and residential roads supplying much-appreciated shade on summer days. This neighborhood has many narrow streets, but there are sidewalks and grass berms along many of them that provide cool, soft footing for your pup on walks. Lawndale terrain has some sloping areas although hills are not steep and they are generally not difficult to walk around.
A short trip to the east will take you to Pennypack Park. The Pennypack Creek runs through the park and there are playgrounds, trails, recreational areas, and historic building remnants to enjoy. The park is the habitat of local wildlife that makes this natural area their home. There are multiple trails including access to the Pennypack Trail with over 15 miles of asphalt and dirt greenway along an old rail-trail. The trail is used by dog walkers, horseback riders, bikers, and skaters so are aware of other users on the trail.