Harambee is an old neighborhood first settled by the German immigrants of the 19th century and today, it strives to preserve its history and heritage. The area is a mix of residential and commercial and along with grocery and convenience stores, you will also find a number of different restaurants scattered through the area. If you want to find all of your furry friend’s treats, you may have to settle for the local grocery or department store because pet stores are in short supply in the area. Fortunately, there are vets in the area should you have an emergency.
Weather in Milwaukee is punctuated by potential extremes thanks to a humid continental climate and being on Lake Michigan. With temperatures that can dip into the teens and even much lower, walking in the winter might prove to be challenging. Spring through fall is more pleasant, provided you watch the possible high temperatures of mid to late summer.
Harambee is a mix of hills and flat elevation. The hills are easy to avoid if you would rather not put out the extra effort. On the other hand, there are enough hills to turn a simple dog walk into a workout if you are so inclined. The hills are mostly limited to the northwest corner and the center of the neighborhood and walking in the south part of Harambee is flatter and much better suited to those who are only occasional walkers. The area is mainly urban so expect to be walking city blocks complete with sidewalks and pavement. However, many of the areas do have generous shoulders that make a nice place to let your dog wander and explore. Make sure to bring your doggy bags with you as it is common courtesy to ensure that you clean up your pup’s mess even if it is on public land!
There is a lot of available grass on the sides of the roads in some areas, but this might not be enough to satisfy your pup's desire to explore.
Rose Park has a few walking paths, lots of grass, and places to sit in the shade. If you are looking for a more serious walk and want a surface other than concrete, there is the Milwaukee River greenway that consists of a number of connected trails and parks that can make for a long walk through trees and grass. You will find several parks along the river and trails on either side, so there is plenty of variety to keep walking from getting boring.
Your last stop is also near the river where you will find the Rover West Dog Park. It is fully fenced so you can feel free to let your dog have a good run. The park does have a small fee which goes to its upkeep.