Local dog walkers out for a stroll with their pups are in for some hot, dry weather in summer months and may need to choose to walk their dogs earlier or later in the day to avoid extreme heat and heat-related illness. Spring, fall, and winter temperatures are more pleasant for walking. However, spring thunderstorms are not uncommon and can be severe. Check the forecast during storm season and plan your excursions with your canine companion accordingly. Winters are mild, but freezing rain occasionally occurs, making walking surfaces slippery. Have footwear with good traction or wait until frozen, icy surfaces melt before venturing out.
La Loma is bordered by W. Davis Street on the north, CockreHill Road on the west, Meredith Avenue on the south, and an ill-defined eastern border around Mount Hood Street. A mobile home park is situated along Davis Street. Residential roads do not always have sidewalks available to pedestrians, so be sure to walk with your dog facing oncoming traffic and keep your dog close to you. There are lots of narrow alleys and lanes in this area providing shortcuts through the community, but watch for traffic backing out of properties on these laneways.
Trammell Crow Park is to the north and this large park along the Trinity River features the Trinity Levee Loop, a 6.2-mile greenway along the river with great sightseeing opportunities and views of Downtown Dallas. There are benches to rest on along the trail, lots of trees and open spaces, and a lake with a boat ramp to visit.
If you travel south, you and your pup can visit Kiest Park. This 263-acre park has a host of amenities and facilities. There are drinking fountains and restrooms, picnic tables and barbecue sites, benches and garden areas, and lots of trails amongst the open areas and trees for dog walkers and their pets to use.