Westminster Triangle is a tiny neighborhood triangle that is bordered by Hwy 99 on one side and Westminster Way on another. Right on the border of Seattle, many of its residents commute into the city to work. Due to its location, there are plenty of amenities to both sides of the neighborhood but not in the neighborhood proper which is primarily residential. It is important for walkers to keep in mind that all the bordering roads are busy thoroughfares and most do not have sidewalks. The nearest pet store is in the shopping center to the north.
Weather in this area means watching out for the rain! Snow is sporadic and short-lived, so do not expect it to be a major factor. Many of the rainy days in this neighborhood have dry periods throughout the day, so most dog owners have learned to watch for them and take their walks at these times.
Westminster Triangle is small, so given where it resides, walks will have to be compacted into the area or take advantage of the trail that runs through here. The area is hilly but not severely so, so it is quite possible to get in a bit or a workout. The side streets have no sidewalks at all unless installed by the homeowners, so you will either be walking on the shoulders of the road or the road itself. The shoulders may have grass or gravel and may be uneven, so if you are new to walking, watch your step so you do not fall or twist your ankle.
One neat feature of the neighborhood is the presence of the Interurban Trail that starts at the south border of the area and expands up north into neighboring communities. The trail is paved, but there is plenty of grass along the way for your pup to explore.
Westminster is a tiny neighborhood and has no real greenways of its own. What it does have is the Interurban Trail which spans for several miles and has a considerable amount of grass and trees along the way. It's enough to give your favorite furry companion some room to explore! This is one of your best alternatives if you are looking for a way to take a long walk and do not want to have to stray too far away from home.
Bitter Lake Park is a few blocks to the south and is technically in walking distance or requires a very short drive. The park has a huge field, a playground, and a lake for your pup to get their feet wet. To the east and a bit farther away is Twin Ponds Park which has a trail that wanders through the trees and around the ponds. It's a great place to spend a hot afternoon!