Pedestrians in Dallas rarely have to contend with frigid weather. Summers are hot and winters are mild. Heat is more of an issue as the temperature can soar in the summer and heat-related illnesses are possible if overexertion or dehydration occurs. Avoid walking at the height of the day and take water for you and your pet. Watch out for spring and summer storms which can be severe. Check daily forecasts and plan your walks with your pet accordingly.
Several golf courses and White Rock Creek meander through the area, providing green space to the district. Residential areas include sections with large single-family homes, extensive properties, and immaculate landscaping with large trees, lawns, and sidewalks. There are also condominium complexes especially near the many golf courses in the area. Several apartment buildings and complexes are also located throughout the neighborhood.
Residential and commercial areas are separate and pedestrians traveling between sections will need to plan their routes to traverse the area. There are some inclines in the community although they are not steep or lengthy and do not present an impediment to pedestrians and pets.
Dogs are not permitted on golf courses, but pedestrians with pets on a leash can enjoy these green spaces which are plentiful in the region from adjacent pedestrian paths along residential roads.
Campbell Green Park is a 17.5-acre park that is a short drive to the northeast of the Prestonwood area and provides plenty of paved pedestrian paths for strolling with your pooch. Other facilities in the park are benches, drinking fountains, picnic sites, barbecue grills, a pavilion, and even wifi!
The Cottonwood Park and Fretz Park are also located to the east. Fretz Park has a 31-acre property with a recreation center, sports facilities, and paved pedestrian paths throughout. Cottonwood Park is a 5.3-acre park with trails and recreational facilities also located a short distance away. The Cottonwood Trail greenway is a 2.9-mile trail east of Prestonwood with connections to the White Rock Creek and Lake trails. It is wheelchair accessible and easily navigable.