Lochwood is a neighborhood of northeast Dallas, Texas. This community has churches, a school, and a library located within its boundaries that are within reach for residents. There are also some commercial areas located on the southeast and northeast corners. The southeast shopping center has large box stores and smaller shops and services with a commercial area on the northeast side that pedestrians can walk to.
Dallas weather is warm and dry for most of the year and warm outerwear or rain gear is rarely required. Thunderstorms do occur in spring and early summer and can be severe with high winds. Check local forecasts for electrical storms and avoid walking your dog when dangerous weather is imminent. Summers can be extremely hot and heat-related illnesses can be an issue. Make sure you and your dog are hydrated. Winters can have cool periods and freezing rain may occur which makes walking surfaces treacherous. Be prepared for occasional slippery conditions.
Lochwood is bordered by E. Lake Highlands Drive on the west, the Northwest Parkway on the north, Jupiter Road on the east, and Garland Road on the south. The region is 2.9 square miles in size with a population of 14,196 and a population density of 4772 per square mile which is slightly higher than the average for the urban Dallas area.
The area is well landscaped with plenty of lawns and trees. Homes in the area are predominantly ranch style and there are sidewalks throughout the neighborhood providing pedestrian paths for dog walkers and their pups. Creeks with treed ravines run through the community providing greenways and varied terrain.
The area is relatively level, but there are some gentle inclines in some areas which do not present a significant impediment to pedestrians and pets. The neighborhood is relatively quiet, but commercial areas and busy thoroughfares on the borders have more traffic for pet owners to keep an eye out for.
Lochwood Park runs through the neighborhood along a creek. This 12-acre park has a baseball field, basketball court, playground, pool, tennis courts, picnic tables, and plenty of trails and greenways for you and your pup to explore.
Lake Highlands Park is located just south of Lochwood and has amenities for dog walkers like a drinking fountain and bathrooms. There are also trails, a creek, and some recreational sports fields providing open space.
As you head west, you and your pooch can access Norbuck Park, Flag Pole Hill Park, and the White Tock Greenbelt, Park, and Trail. The White Rock Lake Trail is 9.3 miles long, connects to several other trails, is asphalt-surfaced, and is accessible to pets and pedestrians of all ability levels. White Rock Lake Park also has an off-leash dog park where your pooch can play, but your pet should have good off-leash recall and socialization as the park fence is not enclosed.