Not surprisingly, the Glencoe Park neighborhood surrounds Glencoe Park, generally agreed on as running from Highway 75 to the west, E. Mockingbird Lane to the north, Greenville Avenue to the east, and down south to Longview Road. In this small, compact neighborhood, you will find everything from large, sprawling brick homes to planned communities like 5300 Glencoe Park on Anita with its more modern homes. You and your pup will also find a bit of a retail experience along East Mockingbird and on Greenville Avenue with trendy shops and restaurants.
Café Izmir and Gloria’s on Greenville Avenue both offer outdoor seating and welcome your furry friends. Keep your pup on a leash to be compliant with Dallas leash laws. Dallas weather is usually on the mild side with the heat of the summer being the biggest complaint folks have. Beat the heat with early morning walks and save the midday and early evening walks for the fall, winter, and spring.
It should be no surprise that the Dallas communities pack a lot into small spaces. This neighborhood packs in just about 13 blocks of natural and artificial walking experiences in residential, park, and metro spaces. Along East Mockingbird Lane, you and your pup will have more sidewalks with retail establishments located here. Automotive traffic will be higher along this stretch as well, so practice good pedestrian and pup safety by keeping your pup on a leash and close to you. Greenville Avenue also boasts a more retail section with a good amount of automotive traffic.
Inside the neighborhood, you and your pooch will find a bit of a quieter experience with planned treescapes and residential landscaping. Sidewalks abound through the residential sections of the neighborhood and, overall, it is a flat walking excursion that won’t be taxing. You will want to plan to carry water for both of you and to clean up any waste.
The majority of the space in Glencoe Park is taken up with residential homes or retail business, so you will find that most of the green space is private yards or smaller treescapes. Still, you can appreciate some of the shade in the middle of the day.
Thankfully, when the word 'park' is in your name, there promises to be some green in your day too. Glencoe Park proper finds its home up against Highway 75 in the western section of the neighborhood. It is a 14.1-acre “destination park” that serves the neighborhood with plenty of amenities. Take in all the park has to offer with your pup on a leash, as there is not a separate space for dogs. It’s a great place to meet up with other dog walkers or to take in games at the softball field. Enjoy the trails that meander through the park.