Perry Heights is a small historical neighborhood of just four tree lined streets located within the larger Oak Lawn neighborhood. Established in 1922, it is bordered by Hawthorne Avenue on the northwest, Rawlins Street on the northeast, Wycliff Avenue on the southeast, and Vandelia Street on the southwest. This hidden gem is a family-friendly neighborhood with all of the amenities of the larger Oak Lawn neighborhood. Stop by the trendy Gloria's Latin Cuisine on Lemmon just outside Perry Heights to find twenty dog-friendly patio tables where your furry friend can join you for lunch!
While the Texas weather can be hard on you and your pup when walking in the heat, Perry Heights offers old tree growth which provides nice shade cover. Winters tend to be mild but the rare snowstorm can close down the city. You and your pup will want to take care and watch for ice on the sidewalks in the morning and evening hours.
The neighborhood is an older, established one with sidewalks and tree-lined streets with some great shade cover. Taking a walk with your furry friend will be a residential experience with slower automotive neighborhood traffic. There is a combination of front and rear entrances to the homes, so use caution and watch for changing traffic patterns on different blocks. On-street parking can also reduce visibility but practicing good pedestrian traffic rules should keep you and your pup safe.
Walk with your pup to the northern part of the neighborhood, just across Hawthorne Avenue to Craddock Park. Established in 1922 with Perry Heights, Craddock Park is a 6.9-acre neighborhood park that attracts fellow dog lovers to its on-leash amenities. A concrete trail circles the park with a large open grassy area in the middle. Perfect for long leash training or a game of on-leash fetch, the field is open with no shade cover. Drinking fountains are present to refill water bottles and bowls while benches and picnic tables offer spots to catch your breath and rest for a bit.