Philly can be hot and humid, or cool and rainy. Take your pick! There are plenty of beautiful days for walking in Philadelphia, but pedestrians should be prepared for rain, some snow in winter with cooler temperatures, and hot, muggy summer days. A variety of outerwear to keep you dry will keep dog walkers and their pets comfortable when journeying through the region. Be prepared with some good shoes and the occasional necessary umbrella.
There is little natural landscaping in this urban area, however, shade is provided by the multi-story, densely packed, close-set row houses that cast their shadows over streetscapes. The neighborhood is relatively flat with only slight inclines and is not difficult for pedestrians, as there are no steep climbs to contend with.
This highly urban area does not have many large greenways but has plenty of small urban parks, many of which are historic. The Wharton Square playground is located in Point Breeze. This beautiful and unique park has play structures, lots of trees, and green lawns. Take a leisurely stroll through Wharton Square with your pet along the paved paths and watch all the activity in the park.
Columbus Square provides a more open park with ball fields, play structures, paths and benches, and an enclosed dog park. The Columbus Square Dog Park is a small, but attractive fenced dog park with a gravel surface and stumps for your dog to jump and play on. Dogs in the park must be well socialized, older than four months, spayed or neutered, licensed, and accompanied by an owner over the age of 18. Pet owners at Columbus Square are expected to clean up after their furry friends.