Pedestrians and dog walkers who frequently stroll the Crown Ridge area need to be prepared to meet up with some inclement weather throughout the year. Columbus gets an average amount of rainfall and a rain jacket with an umbrella will keep you dry on walks with your pup. Rain often falls with severe thunderstorms which also have high winds and lightning. When storms are occurring, seek shelter and postpone your walk with your furry friend to avoid hazardous conditions. Winters are cold and snowy, so a warm coat and footwear with good traction will keep you warm and help you navigate icy walkways during winter months.
Single-family homes are set on generous suburban lots with space between dwellings and well-sized setbacks. Large lawns, gardens, and trees are present on well maintained and landscaped private properties. There are some gentle inclines in the area, but they are not very steep and do not present a difficulty for pedestrians and pets.
Residential areas have separate sidewalks and grassy berms for travelers and their canine companions. The commercial area to the south, however, has more traffic and paved parking lots, making them not as pedestrian or pet-friendly to take your daily walks.
Crown Ridge residents can travel west to reach the Hayden Falls Park. Hayden Falls Park is 2 acres in size and contains a creek with a gorge and a 35-foot waterfall. A trail, boardwalk, stairs, and an overlook provide views of the waterways. The park is also home to unique foliage with some picnic tables to sit and enjoy the green space with your furry friend before heading back east to Crown Ridge.
On the western border of Crown Ridge, the Carriage Place Community Center has a large greenway with sports fields, a playground, and a paved greenway path for walking.
A longer walking trip to the south will take you to Upper Arlington’s Burbank Park. This 7-acre park has a walking trail that takes you through open and wooded areas. There are recreational facilities in the park, restrooms, drinking fountains, and pet waste disposal bags available to help you clean up after your canine companion.