The weather in Philadelphia for varies with the season, although wet weather can be expected several days each month. Walkers in Philly should invest in good rain gear to keep dry while traveling the neighborhood. Winter is relatively mild, however, cool weather and even some snow may occur. A warm coat and footwear with good traction will keep you comfortable when walking your dog in Walnut Hill. Your pup may even appreciate a winter coat! Summers can be hot and humid so be sure to wear breathable clothing and avoid walking your pet in the hottest part of the day.
Chestnut Street and Walnut Street are main thoroughfares in the neighborhood running east-west and, when crossing these streets, watch for traffic and keep your dog securely leashed. There are train tracks running parallel to Market Street that impede pedestrian travel in that direction. Be aware of where appropriate pedestrian crossings are located when crossing roads or tracks in the region. The terrain is relatively flat and there are no steep hills to climb when walking in the area so you and your dog can take leisurely strolls through Walnut Hill without overexerting yourselves.
Barkan Park is located on the southwest corner of the Walnut Hill neighborhood and provides an open green space to enjoy with your pup. There are beautiful shade trees located here with paved pedestrian paths and a small playground.
Clark Park to the southeast is a larger 9-acre park with basketball courts, a playground, an open lawn, and pedestrian paths winding through it. There is a sculpture of Charles Dickens in the park and a local theatre group puts on Shakespeare performances occasionally. A farmers market is also held here weekly. Drop on by with your pup and check out the goings-on in Clark Park.
Cobbs Creek Park is located a short drive to the to the west and this large park has a creek running through it and access to the 3.7-mile Cobbs Creek Trail. This asphalt trail is wheelchair accessible and dog walkers, joggers, and cyclists all enjoy the trail along the creek.