Grove Park is a northwest Atlanta neighborhood with residential homes near commercial activities. Main roads in the community including Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and Hollywood Road NW which are lined with services including shops and local eateries that residents can reach on foot. There are also churches, schools, and parks in the district.
Grove Park has warm Atlanta weather with spring and fall temperatures ideal for walking with your pet. Atlanta does get a fair amount of rain, but most days are sunny and pleasant. Winter months are colder with more rain and you will need to dress for the weather to take your dog out regularly for walks. Summers present a different issue as it is very hot and humid. During the middle of the day when temperatures soar, it can be uncomfortable and even dangerous to take your dog for a long walk. Make sure you and your pet are well hydrated, shaded, and do not overexert yourselves.
There are main thoroughfares in the area with commercial activity and these roads have more traffic to be aware of when crossing streets with your dog. Quieter residential roads have less traffic, but many lack separate sidewalks for pedestrians which means you and your pup will need to share the road with vehicles.
Homes in the Grove Park neighborhood are moderate in size on well-landscaped properties. There are lots of shade trees in the area and along residential streets providing shelter on hot summer days. The terrain is hilly in some spots and you and your dog will need to navigate some elevation changes which can be strenuous on hot summer days, so make sure you and your pup do not overexert yourselves.
Grove Park has many parks and natural areas with Proctor Creek running through the north section of the area. There are also several smaller tributaries to the south with ravines and wooded areas associated with them.
The Grove Park neighborhood contains a park and recreation center of the same name. Grove Park has a tennis court, baseball diamonds, and sports fields, connecting on the east to the Westside Reservoir Park.
The Reservoir Park is built on the site of an old quarry and is a large natural area with plenty of trails and ponds. There is lots here for you and your dog to explore on the east border of the Grove Park community.
Other smaller parks within the community include Edwin Place Park, North and South Evelyn Place Park, Matilda Place Park, Gertrude Place and Center Hill Park. North and South Evelyn Place Park, Gertrude Place, and Matilda Place Park are three long strips of greenway located within a few blocks of each other. These grassy strips are lined with trees and you can walk on the berms to travel north-south in the neighborhood instead of on paved sidewalks for a cooler surface.