Central East Austin is a neighborhood of Austin, Texas with a variety of historic destinations. There are several historic businesses in the area including a bakery and restaurants, a historic church, and some historic houses which make interesting walking destinations. There are also three museums in the district. A unique local pet store is located in the area. Paws on Chicon provides pet supplies to local pet owners to restock on food and other pet needs or you can pick up a special treat for your pup.
Austin weather is cooperative for on-foot travel with warm temperatures year round. Winter temperatures are mild and rarely fall below freezing. Light jackets are usually adequate for winter walks. Summer temperatures can be too hot for a stroll with your pup. Avoid walking with your pet during the middle of the day when temperatures are too hot and heat-related illnesses can result from overexertion, exposure, or dehydration.
There are two large cemeteries in the district providing manicured landscape spaces and the Swedish Hill Historic District features vintage homes and buildings. Some older homes in the neighborhood have been vacant, but these are rapidly being repurposed or replaced with new construction. The large Boggy Creek Greenbelt is situated on the east side and provides a naturally wooded area on the community's border. Homes in this community are moderate in size with well landscaped properties and greenery.
Some residential streets do not have sidewalks which require pedestrians to share the road with local traffic. Keep an eye out for vehicles and walk facing oncoming traffic with your dog securely leashed.
Swede Hill Park is a historic park surrounded by interesting vintage homes. This small pocket park has some very large trees and open areas that provide picnic sites and a great place to rest in the shade on a walk with your pet.
The Chestnut Pocket Park is also located in the neighborhood and has a playground, splash pad, and paved path. There is a shady pavilion here and lots of shade trees.
Rosewood Park is located on the east side of the neighborhood. Recreation facilities such as tennis courts, a playground, sports fields, a swimming pool, a splash feature, and a recreation center with a gymnasium and auditorium are located here. This developed recreation area is mostly open with a few trees, however, the Boggy Creek Greenbelt located just east has more trees, a larger natural area, and a creek. A trail winds along the creek and makes an ideal walking path for local Fidos and their friends.