Pecan Valley experiences weather typical of the San Antonio region which means very hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. Heat and humidity during summer months can make walking your dog difficult and uncomfortable. Try to choose cooler times of the day to venture out with your pet. Spring and fall have more amenable temperatures for walking but some rain. Winters are not too cold with few sub-freezing days, so a moderate jacket is usually sufficient. It can be cooler at night and occasionally freezing rain occurs, making for icy walkways, so be careful!
The neighborhood is bordered by a huge, treed park on the north side known as South Lions Park and there is a dry creek bed creating a green strip between the main part of the neighborhood and the northern Pecan Valley Park Estates. Homes in the area are well maintained, attractive, and have neatly landscaped properties with trees, lawns, and gardens.
The terrain is flat and most residential roads have sidewalks providing separate walking paths for pedestrians and pets. Some areas also have grassy berms separating walkways from streets and providing cool footing for Pecan Valley canines on a walk through their home territory.
To the north, the 600-acre Southside Lions Park is situated. This park is contiguous with other greenways to the north including Comanche Park, Covington Park, and the Salado Creek Greenway which provide acres of natural and recreational space with a lake and miles of trails to hike with your hound. There is a community center, pavilions, sports fields, and a swimming pool associated with this greenway and the southern segment of the Salado Creek Greenway has a trailhead here. This path is a 10-foot-wide, 2.3-mile trail with views of the creek, hills, and hardwood trees.