This neighborhood provides lots of destinations, businesses, and activities within walking distance. Pedestrians with their pets can expect warm, dry weather most of the year. Heat in the summer can be dangerous when the mercury soars and pet owners should ensure that they and their pets do not suffer from heat-related illness by staying well hydrated. Thunderstorms occur in the spring and should be avoided as high winds and lightning are dangerous. Winter is cooler, and freezing temperatures are uncommon. However, freezing rain can occur and create slick, hazardous walking surfaces.
The Farmers Market District is located northwest of the intersection of I-30 and Route 75, north of the Cedars neighborhood, south of the Main Street District, and west of Deep Ellum. The area is a well built-up urban district with multi-story buildings and high rises, apartments, and office towers.
The terrain is relatively flat and easy to walk around. There is little green landscaping in the neighborhood, however, tall buildings throw significant shade to streetscapes providing shelter from direct sunlight. There are busy freeways to the southeast which are not easily navigable on foot. To reach these areas, locate safe pedestrian ways along streets that run over or under the freeways. There is lots of traffic and activity in the area and dogs should kept securely on a leash. There is lots of pavement and concrete and hot surfaces can be hard on your pup's paws. You can obtain doggie boots to protect them from hard, heated surfaces.
The Main Street Garden Park is located in the Farmers Market District. This park is a great destination as it has an enclosed, off-leash dog run for pups to play in. Other amenities include a playground, public art, and a splash fountain to cool down on hot summer days. A lighted art installation exudes bands of changing light, providing a fantastic addition to the park. Gardens, open lawns, and trees provide greenery. Paved pedestrian trails in this park make excellent greenways for pedestrians with pets.
A short trip to the west will take you to the Trinity River and Trammell Crow Park. This large urban park has plenty of amenities including the Skyline Trail and Trinity Levee Trail which provide miles of greenway with views of the river and the Dallas skyline. These are multi-use trails and dog walkers should keep their pets leashed and watch out for cyclists, joggers, other pedestrians, and service vehicles while walking.