Residents who regularly walk in the area or who have dogs that require daily exercise will experience all four seasons in Davenport. Springtime has rain and occasional thunderstorms and you may need a rain jacket or umbrella to enjoy spring walks. Do not use an umbrella during a thunderstorm, however! Summers are hot and walking at earlier or later times of the day may be advisable. Falls are generally dry and sunny with pleasant weather. Winters can be cold and Davenport gets more than the national average of snow, so be prepared for snowy walks!
Brady Street runs at an angle on the west border and has more traffic to watch out for as it is a commercial corridor. Duck Creek runs along the north edge of the community and Garfield Park sits on the east side. There are many older homes here with unique architecture of varying styles. Properties are often elevated above street level, requiring stairs to reach homes but yards are well kept with lawns, trees, shrubs, and gardens that typically beautify the neighborhood.
Duck Creek has the Creek Trail Parkway running alongside it in Garfield. This scenic trail intersects several parks and school properties and provides access to contiguous residential communities. It also provides access to a larger trail system including the Mississippi Riverfront Trail. The Duck Creek Greenway is 14 miles long and is rated as being easy to traverse with some hilly sections. Dogs are permitted on the trail on a leash.
Garfield Park is located on the neighborhood's east end. This 32-acre park provides access to the Duck Creek Trail. Recreational facilities such as ball diamonds, tennis courts, and a playground are situated here. Other amenities include picnic sites, a concession stand, and restroom facilities. Grab a bite to eat while traveling the Duck Creek Trail and share with your pooch!
Eastern Avenue Park is located on the other side of the train tracks from Garfield and provides more open space and trees for park-goers and their pooches to enjoy.