Roxborough Park is a small segment of Roxborough made up of mainly single-family homes with larger sized suburban yards and plenty of shade trees. Despite being an older community, the area is, for the most part, well-kept. The streets all have sidewalks with grass berms for both of you to walk along which is sure to help keep your pooch's feet nice and cool when the sidewalks are too hot to walk on. There are pet stores and dog-friendly parks in the area, but you will have to drive to them.
The climate here is amenable most of the year with summer temperatures typically in the 80s and plenty of days with sunshine to enjoy. Winters are not quite so friendly with temperatures hovering below freezing for long periods of time and plenty of precipitation in the form of rain, snow, sleet, and ice to cope with. Make sure you're prepared for these times of the year.
The terrain here is comprised of low rolling hills that make walking your dog lots of fun and certainly more challenging. Despite being a modest community, there are several blocks to walk around before you move out into the rest of Roxborough but even these can get boring after a while. Then again, all you have to do is be a little more creative, depending on the size of your dog! You can add extra blocks into your walks, go for walks along the river, or tackle the trails in nearby Wissahickon Park.
Do keep in mind that you and your dog need to keep hydrated when going for walks during the summer months. If you plan to go for walks during the colder seasons, you should train your dog to wear winter booties to protect their paws from frostbite during the coldest days of winter. The frozen pavement can damage your pup's paws fairly easily!
Within the community of Roxborough Park, the yards are large, and there is Kelly Park to the northeast. Kelly Park has a path wandering through wide open grassy areas, past a basketball court, two play sets, and lots of benches to sit on. This a nice quiet place to take your kids and your dog to play and get some much-needed exercise!
Alternatively, you can head straight into Wissahickon Park. This park covers 1800 acres and sits in a gorge. There are approximately 57 miles of trails to explore that cross through meadows and forests along the Wissahickon Creek. As you walk along the creek, it drops over 100 feet on its way through the valley to where it joins the Schuylkill River. This is a great place to go for long hikes with your dog on a warm spring day or just about any other time of year, except for maybe when it's snowing!