You have to love them Phillies and Eagles, especially if you live in the Stadium District! The vast majority of this small neighborhood is dedicated to room for Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Eagles, and Citizen's Bank Park, home of the Phillies. It is also home to a large industrial area. But, more importantly, it is home to several streets filled with row housing. Living this close to both stadiums mean having to deal with fan traffic virtually all year round. It also means learning to take your walks away from the main roads on game days. The one thing you must be able to do if you live here is to be ready to drive to the nearest restaurants, pet supply stores, and dog parks.
Philly residents get to enjoy a full range of seasons with freezing temperatures and snow in the winter and plenty of sunshine and warm weather in the summers.
The terrain here has to be split into the residential area and everywhere else. Everywhere else is mostly covered in pavement in one form or another. Inside of the residential neighborhood, the terrain is pretty much more of the same! The only difference is there are a few tiny areas of grass between some of the rows. The trick, however, is to make the most of what you have to work with. For example, you could try walking around different blocks on alternating days. At the same time, you can walk to the west end of the neighborhood to Marconi Plaza.
The Plaza is split in half by Broad Street but offers walking paths, sports fields, and acres of grass and shade trees for the two of you to spend time running around on, playing fetch, and so forth. Just be sure you carry bags and clean up after any messes your pup leaves behind!
The Stadium District is an unusual blend of paved areas all around both stadiums and the industrial areas, a vast expanse of grass and parks surrounding the Schuylkill Expressway, and Marconi Plaza. All of these areas offer plenty of grass for you to enjoy. However, since none of these are fenced in dog parks, you must always keep your pup on a leash.
You are also conveniently close to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park. The park covers approximately 348 acres that includes a 146-acre golf course, three lakes, miles of walkways, and seemingly endless vistas of green grass to play fetch on or crawl under the shadow of a shade tree to nap the afternoon away. FDR Park is also a great place to bring the rest of the family for a picnic and the lakes are kept stocked with plenty of fish for you to catch. You can also find athletic facilities to utilize.