This community provides a relaxing place to go for a walk, but make sure to check the weather when planning your excursion. Dallas summers bring sweltering temperatures that heat up the sidewalks which isn't good for puppy paws. Plan out morning walks in the summer before it gets too hot and watch out for any risk of thunderstorms!
Most of the roads in Highland Meadows are very quiet with few cars. However, there are a few streets where you should take caution. The multi-lane East Northwest Highway, the neighborhood's southern border, does not have any sidewalks, so walking a dog here will be difficult. Jupiter and Plano Roads do have sidewalks, but they are very close to the multiple lanes of traffic. Keep your pet on a tight leash when walking down these streets. These are the neighborhood's busiest streets, but they are easily avoidable. Stick to the center of Highland Meadows for a leisurely walk.
North of that is McCree Annex Park, a stretch of natural land that follows the Dixon Branch Creek. This is the perfect place for pups who love to adventure through the forest. If you follow the creek north, you'll come upon B.B. Owen Park, a sprawling space with a disc golf course, courts, and many other spots to rest under the shade after taking a walk through the area.