When traveling the Lost Bayou on foot, you may experience a lot of rainy days in this coastal location. Galveston gets lots of rain and sometimes storms from the Gulf. Be aware of the weather forecast and prepared for wet weather. Fortunately, the temperature in Galveston is warm, even in winter, and rainy days are not cold either! Summers can be very hot and weather can make midday travel on scorching summer days uncomfortable. You will want to avoid traveling on foot at the height of the day.
The flat terrain means no navigating hills while walking your dog in the area, but there is a danger of soggy ground when rain and flooding occur. The area is well-developed and historic with mature landscaping and very large, mature shade trees. Tree-lined avenues in the area provide cool places to walk on hot summer days.
Menard Park can be reached with a short drive to the southwest and dogs are welcome in this park with pedestrian paths and various recreational facilities.
Beaches in Galveston allow dogs all year round, even during peak season. However, dogs must remain on a leash and owners are expected to clean up to be courteous to other beachgoers. There is a large beach area just south of the Lost Bayou Historic District that residents can take their dogs to and enjoy some beach exploration.