Green Valley South is a planned community filled with cookie cutter homes that are tightly packed together. While there may not be much in the way of parks in the immediate area, there are several within driving distance along with numerous pet stores and groomers. The streets are lined with sidewalks, but the one thing you need to know about them is that there are no strips of grass for your pup to walk on. With summer temperatures hitting the low 100s, going for a walk in the middle of the day could prove to be a big mistake as the pavement is hot enough to seriously burn the pads on your pooch's paws to the point where permanent damage is likely to occur. Your best bet is to plan your walks for the early morning hours when everything is still cool and there is no risk of damaging your pup's feet.
The basic terrain in Green Valley South is exceptionally flat. However, don't let the flat ground fool you. If you and your pup are just getting started going for walks together, the level ground might be just what the doctor ordered. It's a great way to shed a few extra pounds and build up the muscles you both need if you plan to take on more serious hikes in the nearby mountains. One of the truly great things about living in Henderson is that you are surrounded by amazing places to go hiking with your pup once the two of you have mastered the sidewalk stroll.
One of the most important things to keep in mind while walking your pooch is that due to the heat and arid climate, it is very easy to become dehydrated. You'll want to be sure you carry plenty of water for both of you.
Golfers will love the Green Valley South area as many of the houses here are built around the fairways of the Legacy Golf Club. While you may not be able to take your pooch out for a walk on the golf course, you are surrounded by parks and recreation areas with plenty of trails for the two of you to hike along. The nearest is Pecos Legacy Park where there is plenty of shade for you to walk in.
Further north, you will find Sunset Park. This park has a fenced in dog area where you can let Fido off their leash to make new friends. The park also has a number of trails you can explore and a big pond in the middle.
There is also the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Red Rock Canyon National Park, the Mojave National Preserve, and many other parks in the area that are well worth exploring.