The weather in Philadelphia can be cold in winter and a warm jacket and good footwear to combat occasional snowfall are warranted for walking your dog. Summers are hot and humid, so choosing to walk your dog earlier or later in the day will avoid extreme heat conditions that are unpleasant for walking. Most months in Philadelphia see several days of rainfall and having a good raincoat and umbrella on hand for rainy days will keep you dry while walking in the Feltonville area.
The terrain in this neighborhood is somewhat hilly and some long, gentle inclines or short, steep inclines can be more difficult to traverse on foot. Plan your route according to you and your dog's abilities. There is a swath of undeveloped, treed terrain through the middle of the community that creates a barrier to on-foot travel except in spots where nature trails have formed.
The Greenmount Cemetery is located in the area and provides a large green space and manicured grounds in the region, though dogs are likely not permitted on the cemetery grounds themselves. There is a main highway on the northern border of the community that is not pedestrian-friendly with noise, traffic, and limited pedestrian access. Some commercial and industrial areas in the community are not pedestrian-friendly either with industrial traffic and large trucks, unmaintained pedestrian sidewalks, and parking lots that are not amenable to walking with your pet.
Hunting Park recreation area is an 87-acre park with sports fields and athletic facilities, open lawns and treed areas. There are paved pedestrian ways that provide several loops and circuits that local pet owners can use to walk their dog on a leash. Be sure to keep your dog off playgrounds, athletic fields and facilities while in this park.
A short distance to the east, Tacony Creek Park is a 300-acre watershed with a 3.2-mile greenway trail that is accessible to several neighborhoods. This park has many natural and treed areas and is home to local wildlife. Keep your dog leashed to be respectful to other park users.
The Frankfort Creek and ravine and an associated natural area also border Feltonville and there are nature trails and greenways located in the area. Trails are not maintained and, depending on weather conditions, can be treacherous, so use at your discretion.