Wilshire Heights is a residential neighborhood in the larger Lakewood community and bordered by E. Mockingbird to the north, Abrams Road to the east, Monticello Avenue to the south, and wrapping up with Skillman Street to the west.
Weather in Texas seems to fall into two categories: mild and hot. The summer temperatures can reach into the 100’s with hot pavement warnings for our pups paws. Mild can describe the remaining three seasons with the possibilities of freak ice storms or crazy thunderstorms from time to time. It pays to watch the weather in Texas! Word has it that it can change quickly sometimes. If you do find yourself out and about in the heat of the summer, take a walk to TCBY on E. Mockingbird where you will find a few outdoor tables and some great treats to cool you off. Take a friend to watch your pup as our pups are not allowed indoors for ordering.
Walking in Wilshire Heights will be a residential sidewalk experience for you and your pup. In some places, you will find uneven sidewalks and in others, the wider, smooth sidewalks of new construction. The variety of homes will dictate your walking terrain as some homes are older with a bit of history and some are newer to reflect the recent developments.
With no major hills or valleys, this is a neighborhood centrally located to Dallas proper. It will be a relaxing walk for you and your pup. It would be wise to carry your own water and plan to pick up waste from your pup as you go along. It’s a good mix of artificial and natural terrain. You and your furry friend will be walking under a canopy of old growth trees that will provide shade from the Texas sun. The neighborhood is a family-friendly community so it is not uncommon to find active folks out and about.
To find any serious green space, you and your pup will need to leave the neighborhood and head south to Tietze Park. Located at the corner of Skillman and Vanderbilt sits a wonderful 8.2-acre park. The park has some nice amenities such as a softball field, tennis courts, and a pool! Walking paths wind through with portalets for public use as well. Tietze Park is a destination park with lots to do so you and your furry friend should expect a good amount of pedestrian traffic. Small wildlife will also be present, so hold tight to pups that enjoy a merry chase!