City Center provides an exciting area for a walk with Spot. However, Dallas is a warm city, so always take caution during the hotter days of summer. Always bring some water and avoid hot sidewalks by planning early morning or evening walks. Don't forget to rest, too!
Center City has many tall skyscrapers and, while you may not see the stars at night or much of the sky during the day, they provide great shade during hot, sunny days. You'll also find a surprising amount of green space and places to rest in the neighborhood. Many of the sidewalks are lined with trees and you'll find benches and steps to sit and take a break if you need to. The roadways are fairly busy which is expected in the middle of downtown Dallas.Walking in the middle of a busy city provides many distractions to curious pups. Busy roads and crowded walkways might make it difficult for you and your pet to navigate. Keep your dog on a tight leash and try to walk in front of them to be safe. Exercise caution when crossing the streets, watch out for bikers, and you will be sure to have a pleasant walk.
Below the plaza are James W. Aston Park and John W. Carpenter Park, two greenways situated near DART's East Transfer Center. For some real doggy fun, go south to the Main Street Garden Park. Not only does the park have free WiFi and beautiful art sculptures and gardens, but there's a dog run where you can let your pup run free and enjoy socializing with other pups while you enjoy the surrounding views of downtown Dallas.