Residents who like to walk their dogs daily in this Galveston neighborhood do not have to worry about cold temperatures scuttling their plans. Even in the coldest month of January, temperatures are well above freezing. There is a lot of rain in Galveston and precipitation occurs in every month of the year, so dog walkers should be prepared to stay dry. Summers in Galveston can become extremely hot at the height of the day with temperatures easily reaching into the high 80s. Hot pavement can burn a dog's paws so make sure you keep your furry friend on the soft grass or invest in doggy boots.
The homes in the community are large, stately houses with historic architecture dating back to the early to mid 20th century. Landscaping in the area can only be described as park-like and huge, mature shade trees shelter residences and roadways. There are no sidewalks in the neighborhood and your neighbors may not appreciate your dog walking on their immaculately maintained lawns which means sharing the roadway with vehicles. Fortunately, there is not much traffic. Still, be sure to watch out for local vehicles and keep your dog on a leash.
The Cedar Lawn District itself can be described as a greenway with lush green landscaping, beautiful historic homes, and restricted traffic. Residents with dogs may choose to stay in their own neighborhood and enjoy the scenery. But Galveston has many beaches and one with a paved pedestrian walkway above it can be accessed with a short drive to the south. Dogs are allowed on Galveston beaches provided they are on a leash.
Nearby Alamo Park is located to the west and has athletic fields and sports facilities, a playground, trees, and open areas associated with the elementary school grounds. When not in use by sports teams, you can visit this park with your dog for a run. Just remember to keep your dog leashed.
Lasker Park is located to the south and this recreation park has a pool, track, and multiple facilities. The recreation center's grounds have sidewalks running around the park boundaries for local use.