Wynnewood North is an award-winning neighborhood and a desirable location to live in Dallas. The shopping center has many stores and restaurants and other services, however, it is a heavily commercial area with large parking lots and is not a pet-friendly location. Luckily, there are a couple of pet stores several blocks to the north and an animal clinic a few blocks east.
When venturing out with your dog in Dallas, the heat can be an issue in warmer months. Try walking your dog at cooler times of the day and be sure to avoid thunderstorms that crop up later in the afternoon and can create hazardous conditions.
Wynnewood is a residential neighborhood of over 350 homes that is bordered by Zang Boulevard on its east side, West Illinois Avenue on the south, Vernon Avenue on the west side, and West Clarendon Drive on its northern border. The terrain in the area is hilly, which creates scenic landscapes, but means some up and downhill treks when you walk with your dog the area. Avoid long hilly hikes when the weather's hot and, if you or your dog has mobility issues, plan your route to avoid steep grades.
Homes in the area are set on large properties with sweeping lawns and mature shade trees. Yards are attractively landscaped and maintained and homes are larger, detached single-family dwellings.
A small lake is centrally located just off Llewellyn Avenue and is surrounded by homes. A creek with a treed ravine is also situated on the north side, providing more natural landscape and terrain.
Natural areas around the small lake in the center of the neighborhood and the creek on the north side provide greenway areas to visit with your dog. Trails in this area are not necessarily maintained and can have varying conditions in wet weather. The waterways can also become swollen after flash flooding occurs, so use caution around the banks of water bodies which can become unstable.
Kiest Park is located to the southwest. This 263-acre greenway is a 45-minute walk, or 10 minutes by car, from Wynnewood North. Dog walkers will find plenty of trails in this natural and recreational greenway to explore with their canine companions. Drinking fountains, picnic areas, and outdoor restrooms are available for visitors to the park and are useful amenities when hiking in the region with your dog. Other facilities in the park include sports fields, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, a playground, and a recreation center.