Collins Gardens is largely a residential community, but there are a few local businesses within this neighborhood's borders. There are a few local restaurants, a library branch, an elementary school, access to public transportation, a local police recruiting station, and a chain grocery store. Residentially, Collins Gardens is typically composed of single-family homes.
San Antonio experiences mild to hot temperatures all year long! Summer tends to bring sunny and humid days while the winter months tend to be a bit cooler without bringing freezing temperaturs. The spring and fall months tend to bring a bit more rainfall, but keep rather moderate temperatures.
Collins Gardens is also a relatively flat neighborhood. There are hardly any changes in elevation, so you and Fido can enjoy a nice, leisurely walk!
The boundaries of Collins Gardens include Pendleton Avenue to the north, the South PanAm Expressway to the east, the Cleto Rodriguez Freeway to the south, and Frio City Road to the west. Besides the bordering freeway and expressway, Nogalitos Street is the only major roadway that cuts through Collins Gardens and you may wish to avoid it and keep your walking route within the more residential parts of the neighborhood.
There are a few other greenways in nearby neighborhoods that you may wish to explore as well! These include San Juan Brady Park, Martinez Park, Cassiano Park, Amistad Park, and Normoyle Park. Concepcion Park is the largest nearby greenway. It is located two miles southeast of Collins Gardens. This 21-acre public park has a cycling trail, a walking trail, a swimming pool, a playground, and several sports facilities.
Unfortunately, there is no dog park within walking distance of Collins Gardens, so you and Fido will have to venture further away if that is something you're looking for.