The weather in Atlanta is warm with cold temperatures being very rare. Fall weather tends to be beautiful for walking and a light jacket is usually sufficient for cooler temperatures with snow being very uncommon. Summer temperatures, however, can be very hot and humid and you will want to avoid activity in extreme heat as heat-related illnesses can occur if you and your pet are overexposed. Severe storms can also occur with high winds that present a hazard to dog walkers. Check the forecast and your daily walks with your pup accordingly.
The neighborhood has a higher than average population density with some close-set homes and multi-family complexes and apartment buildings. The terrain has some hills which, although they are not especially steep, have some long inclines that can be strenuous to walk up during hot weather. Plan your walk according to you and your dog's abilities.
Single-family homes in the area vary in architectural style with some older historic homes fronting residential roads that lend character and interest to the neighborhood. Residential sections have lots of trees and well-landscaped yards providing greenery and vegetation in the neighborhood.
To the east is the Phoenix III Park which is smaller and boasts a playground. Heritage Park is also located in the neighborhood and has a small but beautiful .67-acre urban garden. Fulton Greenway Park has some trees and lawns with a paved walking path.
Just to the east, the large 131-acre Grant Park provides lots of greenways and paved pedestrian trails to hike with your hound. There are spectacular views to enjoy on walks. Activities and amenities include picnic shelters and grill sites, a civil war painting, a zoo, a swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a playground. Plenty of festivals and outdoor entertainment occur throughout the year.