The first assumption everyone makes is that Love Field is just an airport that bears that name. Love Field is also a neighborhood that sits to the southwest of the airport. Bordered by Denton Drive, Inwood Road, Harry Hines Blvd., and Webb Chapel, Love Field is a small neighborhood that sits in a busy place.
Don't despair, though! Busy does not mean unwelcoming to dog walking. A few pet-friendly places call Love Field home. The Pooch Patio on Manor Way is a retail, grooming, and training facility. Stroker’s Ice House just across Harry Hines is a motorcycle enthusiast's place to be. Outdoor tables cater to those with our canine friends along for the walk. Beat the Texas summer heat and ask for a Texan's favorite snack: Frito Pie! Fall, winter, and spring can be pretty mild in Texas which gives you an opportunity to explore this small but quaint neighborhood with your furry friend.
In keeping with an area around an airport, Love Field is a pretty flat neighborhood. Visibility and smooth landing areas for the airport allow the surrounding area to be a comfortable and easy walk for you and your dog. While a smaller neighborhood, you can stay within the area and get a good workout in or venture just outside for a variety of walking experiences with nearby parks and lake.
A good mix of landscaping from artificial to natural turf runs through the area with a large portion of the green space within the neighborhood proper being private lawns. Plan to carry water and pick up any waste! Sidewalks with old growth trees run through the area, giving you and your pup a pretty safe haven from the automotive traffic. This is a residentially dense area so traffic can be on the higher side. Follow pedestrian traffic laws and keep your dog on a short leash near busier intersections.
Look for the green spaces on the outskirts of the Love Field neighborhood. Grauwler Park sits on the west side on Harry Hines. As a large park of 27.6 acres, Grauwler Park is home to park trails, a playground, softball and soccer fields, and a busy recreational center. The old growth trees in the park give the open green fields shade from the Texas heat and a comfortable place to enjoy walking your pup.
If you are feeling adventurous and have an energetic pup, you might consider taking your walk north to Bachman Lake. At 205-acres, Bachman Lake Park has a 5k hike and bike trail that is a mixture of concrete and asphalt. The trail runs through the park and around the lake with an exercise circuit of 16 stations along the trail. This is a spot you will want to explore with a young pup that needs some serious exercise to wear them out.