Riverway Estates-Bruton Terrace is a neighborhood located on the east side of Dallas, Texas. The neighborhood has many churches, athletic facilities, recreation centers, and schools in its boundaries and in adjacent communities that are within walking distance for residents. There are two main commercial thoroughfares: one on the west border and another on the southern border. These business corridors are lined with restaurants, fast food eateries, grocers, gas stations, and various shops and services that can easily be reached on foot. There is even a spay and neuter clinic located in a west side shopping area.
When traveling with your dog on foot in Riverway Estates-Bruton Terrace, you're in for some extremely hot weather during summer months. When the mercury soars, avoid walking your dog at the height of the day when pavement can become hot and burn your pup's paws or result in heat-related illness. Instead, try walking early in the morning or later in the evening when the temperature moderates.
Riverway Estates-Bruton Terrace is bordered by Samuell Boulevard on its the north border, South Buckner Boulevard on the west border, North Sam Houston Road on the east, and Bruton Road on the south. Bruton Road and Buckner Boulevard are commercial thoroughfares and have less landscaping and shade trees than residential streets.
A creek with a wooded ravine runs north to south through the region and train tracks run east to west. The tracks divide the northern section of the neighborhood which is an industrial business district from the southern half which is a residential area. Homes in the residential area are bungalow and ranch styles homes on well-landscaped properties.
Separate sidewalks run along roads, so you and your dog don't have to share the street with traffic. The terrain is also flat and not difficult to negotiate with no steep grades. Some areas have back alleys which can be tempting walking paths, but be careful of vehicles backing out of driveways!
Cedar Run Park is situated on Riverway Estates-Bruton Terrace's east side. This open natural area has some trees and a creek running through it. Its 6.6-acres make a great place for your dog to run and play, but it is not a designated off-leash park, so your pup should remain leashed.
Residents and their canine companions can also easily walk to the Pleasant Oaks Park where a recreation center, swimming pool, ball diamond, tennis courts, and football fields are available. For dog walkers, there are walking trails in the park, drinking fountains to replenish water supplies, picnic tables to sit and take a break, and portable restrooms. There is lots of activity in this popular park, so there's plenty to see and do when you take a stroll along the paved paths with your pup.
The natural area along the ravine also provides a place to walk, but be careful after heavy rain and flash floods along the creek bank which can become unstable.