Skylake is a community of apartment complexes and condominiums located on the lake. There are dog-friendly parks and pet supply stores within driving distance along with several restaurants along NE 185th that are worth giving a try. Living here has the advantage of being on one lake and close to a couple of others, offering fishing and more. The main lake has a canal that leads all the way out to the coast! Each of the condos and apartment complexes has plenty of grass around them or you can go across NE 191st Street where there is a vast green space with trails, trees, and lots of grass to run around on, play fetch on, or simply go for long walks.
The weather here is quite lovely. With winters that rarely dip below 60° and summers that hover around the low 90s, you can take your pup walking almost every day of the year.
The terrain in the community is flat with small areas of grass in between the multi-story condos and apartment buildings. The only outstanding features are the lakes and bodies of water and there isn't much you can do with these with your pup. If you prefer to stick close to home, you can go walking around the buildings take advantage of the grass. This can be especially useful when the outside temperature goes over 75°F as the sidewalks start reaching temperatures that can burn the pads on paws severely. The best time of day in the summer to go walking and avoid this problem is to go out early in the morning after everything has cooled down.
Alternatively, you can cross to the other side of the road and take advantage of the grasslands surrounding the Presidential Estates community where you will find several trails in areas of shade trees and numerous ponds and small lakes.
Within the condo communities in Skylake, there are plenty of open grassy spots to walk on, including several that lead right down to the water. Most have palm trees and others scattered around as much for appearance as for shade.
While there are several other pet-friendly parks within driving distance, the easiest greenway to access is the buffer-land around the Presidential Estates private community. The buffer is a wide swath of grass dotted about with ponds and stands of shade trees. There are several walking paths running through this area that are perfect for you and your pup to check out. These trails run all the way around the outside of the community and should be more than long enough to ensure you get the exercise you need to stay fit and healthy. The grounds look like all that remains of what might have once been an interesting golf course that has long since fallen into disuse.