Dog walkers in the community are seldom hampered by cool or inclement weather with warm, dry conditions most of the year. There can be a few cool days in the winter with sleet or freezing rain that make walking treacherous with slippery surfaces. Thunderstorms occur in the spring and, although they usually pass quickly, they are a common occurrence. Avoid walking your dog during electrical storms as there are multiple hazards including high winds associated with these storms. Summer heat can be an issue for pedestrians and pets, so try to schedule your walks for early or later in the day to avoid extreme heat.
Hamilton Park is an older established neighborhood with a suburban feel. Residences consist of moderate, cozy homes and larger bungalows that date to the post-war era. Properties are well landscaped with large setbacks and spacing, lawns, shrubs, gardens, ornamental plants, and mature shade trees. There is plenty of greenery and residential streets have sidewalks with grass berms that provide ideal walkways for pups and their people.
A large school is situated centrally in the neighborhood with sports facilities and fields including a running track and football field located on the large school grounds. The terrain in the area is relatively flat with only some slight inclines.
The Cottonwood Creek Trail is a 2.9-mile concrete-surfaced trail that runs to the south and connects to the longer White Rock Creek Trail. This trail passes through urban areas and allows trail-goers to access communities and facilities but passes through a greenway that provides shade and beautiful scenery. The trail is a multi-use trail, it is wheelchair accessible, and appropriate for pedestrians of all ability levels. Watch out for cyclists and skaters on the path or people carrying fishing gear to access the nearby creeks.