Dog walkers experience relatively moderate weather conditions all year round. Summers are warm and dry, but not usually too hot or burdened by severe storms. Winters are cool and rainy but rarely stay below freezing for long and snow is uncommon. A warm rain jacket and good footwear are recommended for people walking their pets in the winter when precipitation is frequent and can result in icy conditions. Spring and fall have occasional showers but are warm and pleasant for walking.
Woodlawn is one of the oldest developed areas in the region and has many historic features and buildings. Homes in the area feature Queen Anne architecture and Craftsman style bungalows along with some newer houses and condominiums. The neighborhood has views of nearby Vancouver, Washington, although the neighborhood itself has limited elevation changes and is not difficult for pedestrians to walk around.
The train track on the northern border and the international airport to the north do create some noise pollution in the community, but some urban residents enjoy the sights and sounds of the trains and planes. The north side of the neighborhood near the train tracks has commercial and industrial activity and is not as pleasant for walking as residential areas. Luckily, residential streets are heavily landscaped with lush greenery and shade trees. Most streets in the district also have sidewalks to create separate pedestrian paths for people and pups.
Alberta Park sits on Woodlawn’s south border and is also walkable for most residents. At 16.7 acres, this park has a wonderful off-leash dog area for your dog to play and lots of paved walking paths to take a stroll. This park also has accessible restrooms, picnic tables, and sports facilities and fields serving the community.