Pennsport is a riverfront community sitting on the shores of the Delaware River and, in recent years, has seen a significant increase in new bars, restaurants, and shops. It is also home to the 'Mummers' who have sponsored huge parades on New Year's Day for more than 100 years. Living here puts you close to the city center which is perfect for those who want to be close to work, but far enough to be quiet and relaxed. There are dog-friendly parks within the community along with pet supply stores within a short driving distance no matter where you happen to live in the neighborhood.
The climate ranges from brutally cold with lake effect winds and snow in the winter to hot and humid during the summer, but most of the year you should be able to take your dog for a walk, provided you are both dressed for the weather.
Like most areas of Philadelphia, Pennsport is mostly artificial, making for what could be some very boring walks. But if you look at going for a walk as a chance to be creative, you can find a range of places to go, directions to take, and more! There is also the Washington Ave. Green with acres of grass to play on and trails to check out.
Remember that while there are lots of sidewalks to stroll along, they do not have grass berms for your pup to rest their paws. One thing you can do to shield your pup's paws is to keep their claws trimmed back. Once you have them professionally trimmed, this should help to keep them worn down to their proper length. You should also avoid going for walks when the temperatures outside reach the mid-70s and higher as the sidewalks can quickly become hot enough to burn their paws.
In an area where concrete and pavement seem to dominate the landscape, finding some green space for you and your dog to play on can be a bit challenging. However, Dickson Square Park covers two city blocks totaling over 3 acres. This park has undergone a redesign at least three times over the course of its history and today offers a network of trails to walk along, play equipment for your kids, and plenty of wide open grass to play on.
At the northern end of the community is Jefferson Square Park, one of the city's favorite parks. The park was the site of a Union Army encampment during the Civil War and currently hosts multiple fun events for the whole family. If neither of these sound good, you have a long drive ahead of you as there aren't many other parks or green spaces in the local area worth checking out.