The climate in Dallas rarely produces cold temperatures for pedestrians to contend with and is relatively warm, even in the winter. However, cool weather and freezing rain sometimes occurs, making footing treacherous. Fortunately, these events are generally short-lived. Consider postponing your daily walk with your dog until ice-coated surfaces thaw. Summer days can become extremely hot with generally dry weather. Avoid walking your dog in the heat of the day as you and your dog can experience heat-related illnesses if you overexert yourselves. Check the forecast if you don't want to get wet as thunderstorms are frequent.
Holiday Park is a developed residential urban neighborhood with 120 homes situated northwest of Meandering Way and Arapaho Road. The community boasts a 9-acre private park at its center with residences developed around the park on secluded local roads that loop off of main access roads. The layout of the community gives it a very private atmosphere with mostly local, light traffic on residential roads. Properties are large with homes well set away from streets and plenty of lawns and landscaping and some swimming pools.
The neighborhood is graced with a plethora of large, natural shade trees giving privacy to residents and shading streetscapes and properties. The terrain is flat with no steep hills to navigate on walks and roads curve around the residential area with sidewalks providing safe paths for local dog walkers. Holiday Park is a quiet residential neighborhood with little traffic and beautiful landscaping to enjoy while walking.
The Preston Ridge Trail is located immediately to the east of the neighborhood and is a convenient walking greenway for pet owners in Holiday Park. This trail is built along a utility right of way and is 6.3 miles long, paved, and well-landscaped with lawns and trees. The trail connects to other pedestrian greenways including the Cottonwood Ridge Trail, Bluebonnet Trail, Preston Meadow Trail, and Legacy Trail.
Holiday Park residents have access to their private park with trees, lawns, walking trails, tennis courts, and a pool. Dogs are permitted in the park but must be kept on a leash, licensed, and pet owners must clean up after their pets. Doggie clean-up bags are provided at poles on either end of the walkway. As a bonus feature, dogs are allowed off-leash on the tennis court if no one else is using it and the gate is closed.