Parkwood Manor is a unique blend of residential, industrial, recreational, and institutional land use. The residential area includes apartments, condos, single-family homes, and row houses typical of those found in any older section of Philly. Just to the north of the community is Benjamin Rush State Park which covers 280 acres. This is one of the nicer neighborhoods that is well-kept and has a markedly low crime rate, making it safe for you to take your dog out for some exercise. There are plenty of dog-friendly places to walk! There are also a number of restaurants for you to check out.
The climate here is similar to the rest of Philadelphia with summers in the 80s and winters filled with many bitter days below freezing. Winters tend to include plenty of rain, sleet, and snow that can make going for walks less than appealing, but if you dress for the weather, you can still make the most of your daily outing.
Parkwood Manor is, for the most part, relatively flat with plenty of green spaces to enjoy within walking or driving distance. The streets feature wide sidewalks with plenty of grassy areas to let your dog do their business on. The high-density population and long runs of row houses do mean that there tends to be a lot of traffic, so you will need to be aware during your excursions. You can easily make your walks more exciting by going in different directions, choosing different blocks to walk around, or simply taking your time to play in any of the many larger grassy areas that dot the community.
Then again, you can always head over to Poquessing Valley Park where there is a 1.5-mile long trail for you and your pooch to hike along and a 32-acre park for the two of you to enjoy getting back to nature whenever you get the chance.
Those who live in Parkwood Manor are among the more fortunate Philadelphians as there are more green spaces in and around this community than many other areas. No matter where you look in the neighborhood, there are vast tracts of woods and open green spaces for you and Fido to check out.
Poquessing Valley Park covers 32 acres of grass, woodlands, and trails, plus it runs right through the community. But if this isn't quite enough for you, Benjamin Rush State Park adds an additional 500 acres of playing fields, community gardens, woodlands, trails, and more for you and your dog to enjoy. This is the only state park within the city limits of Philadelphia and includes one of the largest community gardens and a very large area of grass that is dedicated to those who love to fly remote-controlled aircraft of all sizes. Head out any time and enjoy the sun!