Located in north-central Davenport, Brady, Central Park, and Farnam communities are a residential area located kitty-corner to a spectacular park. There are some shops and services to the north along Brady Street which include pubs and eateries and some shops that residents can access on foot. Most area residents walk their dogs along the quiet residential streets.
Davenport weather is not always cooperative for on-foot travel with hot summers and cold winters. Both seasons can experience extreme conditions. During summer months, the average high is 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Hot, sunny weather can be uncomfortable for walking at the height of the day and choosing cooler time periods to stroll with your dog is a better option. Cold winters with sub-freezing temperatures and an average of 30 inches of snow may also hamper your daily dog-walking plans. Be prepared with warm outerwear and footwear and avoid walking during snow storms or extreme cold snaps.
The terrain is not too hilly and it is easy to travel on foot in the area regardless of mobility issues with paved sidewalks and relatively flat terrain. The main roads on the borders of the region have some traffic to be watchful for, but residential roads tend to be peaceful with shady trees and local traffic.
Vander Veer Park is located just kitty-corner to the region. This park is 33-acres and has a botanical garden with a perimeter greenway and unique features. The Grand Allee is a walkway lined with trees and gardens that lead to the Stone Fountain, a lighted water feature with spray of varying heights. The perimeter fitness loop provides just under a mile of greenway. A lagoon in the park allows catch-and-release fishing so watch for fishing lines and hooks around the lagoon. Locals also feed the ducks at this lagoon and your dog may not be a welcome visitor to local waterfowl.
Garfield Park is located just a short walk to the northeast. This 32-acre park has recreational facilities and amenities such as restrooms, but your dog will be most interested in the access to the Duck Creek greenway, a 13-mile area that your dog can explore with you as long as they remain on a leash!