For pet owners, there is a large chain pet store a short drive west of the district where they can stock up on pet supplies for their furry friend.
Atlanta temperatures are warm year-round and walking is not hampered by ice or snow. Heat, however, can be an issue, especially in summer months. Avoid extreme heat by walking earlier or later in the day Watch for thunderstorms which occur during spring and summer months. They can be severe and should be avoided.
The Atkins Park neighborhood is residential and contains three east-west running streets: St. Charles Pl, St. Louis Pl, and St. Augustine Pl. A dedicated pedestrian way known as Malcolm’s Way, or the "Byway," runs north-to-south and bisects the community.
This community is a historic neighborhood with beautiful older homes that are well maintained on generously sized properties. The trees are so thick and large in the area that you can barely see the homes while residential roads are heavily shaded in summer, providing cooler walkways to venture down on your daily strolls.
Commercial thoroughfares run along the west and east sides of the neighborhood and these main roads have heavier traffic. Luckily, the residential roads are quiet, peaceful, and have sidewalks for pets and people to stroll on. The terrain is relatively flat with only very slight inclines that are not difficult to navigate, so people and pets of all abilities should be fine walking through this area.
A short distance to the west, residents and their pooches can access the Eastside Beltline Trail which is a 3-mile long greenway and pedestrian trail. Across the freeway, there are some large parks and greenways with miles of trails to explore. Springdale Park is located southeast and connects to Virgilee and Brightwood Parks, providing hundreds of acres of uninterrupted greenway. A long multi-use trail connects them and is a great place to take your dog for a long leisurely walk.
Farther to the south, Freedom Park is home to the Freedom Park Trail. This amazing trail extends for 19 miles and will take dog walkers west to the Freedom Parkway Dog Park.