Elmwood provides a charming area perfect for a leisurely walk with your pet. It's a great place to be outside, but make sure to check the weather before you head out. Dallas' temperatures stay fairly warm all year, averaging 50 degrees in the winter and high 80s in the summer, but heat waves and storms are something to watch out for.
You'll enjoy plenty of foliage during your walk in Elmwood. Many of the quiet sidewalks are lined with trees and manicured gardens. You can also explore some forestland as the Elmwood Parkway cuts through the community. While there are many places to enjoy a walk in Elmwood, watch out for a few busy roadways. In the south, West Illinois Avenue is a multi-lane street, so make sure to stay on the sidewalk and only cross in the crosswalk.
The parkway's trail leads south to Kiest Park, a 263-acre greenway with athletic fields, playgrounds, and many walking paths away from the busy roadways. If you're interested in doing some hiking, the Oak Cliff Nature Preserve is next to the park and offers miles of hiking and biking trails perfect for the pup who loves an adventure. For some off-leash fun, stick around downtown Elmwood where ElmWoof offers a grassy, fenced-in area to let your pooch run free with other dogs.