Cedar Park is ideally situated between Lake City Way and Lake Washington. This means that dog owners and their pups benefit from a large retail center on one side that makes getting everything they might need for themselves and their pampered pups easy while having the solitude and beauty of living just blocks from the lake.
This area used to be all vacation cottages. Today, it still feels like a place to get away from it all. Grooming and medical facilities are close by for your pup but a trip to Pinehurst will be your best option for pet supplies.
You can enjoy walking most of the year as it never really gets cold enough to stop you in the winter and snow is very rare in the Seattle area. Rain and wind storms might keep you indoors for a couple of days here and there, but you will spend far more days walking than not in this mild climate.
Be prepared for some hills if you plan to stray very far from home base. Although the hills tend to run west to east, it will be very difficult to get around without dealing with at least a few of them. You can limit most of your hilly walking by going in a north-south direction if you are still a beginner.
There are a lot of narrow roads with an abundance of vegetation close to the lake. When combined with their windy nature and lack of sidewalks, traverse these roads with caution.
There is not a lot of traffic here since the beach is private and the homes are secluded, but still make sure to keep a close eye out for traffic. Up in the main neighborhood, the roads are a bit wider but still do not have sidewalks, so you will be walking either on the street or on shoulders of grass or gravel. Most of the traffic is luckily limited to residents.
There are no greenways in Cedar Park with the exception of the Burke Gilman Trail which passes through the area near the lake. There is no public access to the lake here and no public place to park a car to use the trail, but if you are close enough to walk to the it, there is plenty of greenway for Fido to enjoy.
If you are too far away, you have the option of driving down to Matthews Beach a couple of miles to the south where you can park and walk the walkways there. Matthews Beach is the closest public access for the lake and is well worth checking out.
Just a little further down the road is Magnuson Park which has an off-leash area and many acres of grass and trees to explore. Magnuson Park is an old World War II military installation with many of the old buildings still intact.