When traveling on foot, pedestrians will experience very hot temperatures in summer months with accompanying dry conditions. Avoid walking in the heat of the day as extreme temperatures can cause heat-related illnesses for people and pets. Dallas can experience freezing rain in winter, although the temperature is not cold. Precipitation can freeze on contact with cement surfaces, making travel dangerous. Wait until icy surfaces melt before venturing out with your pet.
Residential properties in the area are large with trees and are well landscaped. Homes are well set back from street fronts with lots of space and privacy between residences. Most houses are bungalow style, although there are some two-story homes. A canal runs north to south through the east end and there is a sports stadium located adjacent to the canal in this area.
Vitruvian Park is located in the adjacent community to the north. The Farmers Branch, a widening of the waterway in the area, is situated in the park which has well manicured open lawns, shade trees, and paved pedestrian paths throughout the park and around the waterway. Vitruvian Park is a very picturesque green space and waterway to visit with your dog for a stroll or rest in the grass beneath a shady tree. In the past, trees in the park have been decked out with lights at Christmas, creating a magical light show on winter evenings.
Bachman Lake Park is located to the south of the Mill Creek Area. This 205-acre park has a 3-mile greenway for cyclists and pedestrians that is paved. Amenities in the park include picnic areas, water fountains, a boat launch, and an indoor pool. Love Field is located nearby and dog walkers in the park can also enjoy the excitement of aircraft taking off and landing.