Dog owners in Columbia City enjoy the walkability of the region but should have warm rain gear and umbrellas handy as this Seattle neighborhood is often rainy and wet weather becomes more common in the transitional seasons and cooler winter months. Warmer jackets are requirements during winter months, although temperatures tend to stay above the freezing mark.
Columbia City is a diverse community with a trendy commercial historic district, local businesses, and various residential dwellings. Main thoroughfares where commercial activity is located include Rainier Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
Homes in the area include older craftsman style bungalows, new builds, low-income apartments, and townhomes. Residential properties are well landscaped with lots of greenery and trees which make beautiful backdrops on streets to saunter down with your pup. The light rail transit system accesses the area and tracks should be crossed only at designated pedestrian crossings.
Columbia City is very hilly and, when walking with your pet through the district, you will need to climb some steep inclines. Views from several locations in the community are well worth the effort! Residential roads and commercial streets are lined with separate sidewalks for pedestrians, so you don't have to share the way with traffic.
Columbia City is spoiled for greenways! There are many sports fields, local neighborhood parks, and large natural areas in and on the borders of Columbia City which are accessible on foot for nearby residents. Columbia Park is located on Rainier Avenue near the public library and has open grassy areas and beautiful maple trees where you can take a break in the shade with your furry friend. Hitt’s Hill Park occupies 3.2 acres on a treed hilltop and has a paved walking trail running through it for strolls with your pet.
Genesee Park and Playfields are mixed natural and developed recreational greenways with walking trails, sports fields, and amenities as well as a 2.7-acre double gated off-leash dog park. There is even a doggie drinking fountain here in case your canine companion is thirsty.
Genesee Park is a heavily wooded greenway laced with walking trails meandering through it that include the Hazelnut Trail and Valley View Trail, making it a great accessible natural area.