Woodland Terrace is a small, well-established community that is a blend of single-family homes and multi-family units located across Woodland Ave. from the University of Sciences. Despite being an older community, the homes, and area in general, are well-kept. Most of the streets are tree-lined and offer wide sidewalks for you and your pup to share as you stroll along. Being on the edge of a university campus, there are many different places to eat within the community and within walking distance. There are also parks in the area for you and your pooch to hike the trails in.
Winters here can be a little tough to endure with long days of freezing weather, snow, ice, sleet, and rain to deal with. However, summers here are very pleasant with temperatures in the 80s and moderate amounts of humidity which is perfect for taking your hound out for a nice, long walk.
The terrain in this part of Philly is, for the most part, extremely flat and unimaginative. The streets do have nice, wide sidewalks for the two of you to walk along and most have grassy areas on at least one side of the street. This way, your pup has somewhere cool to walk on during the heat of a summer day in Philadelphia and there are plenty of shade trees along the way.
The best way to get the most out of walking along the city streets is to try going around different blocks each day of the week, changing directions, varying up the times of day you go for walks or anything that can make each walk a little different for both you and your pup. The only other option is to head over to Clark Park or to the Woodlands where you can hike on the trails or enjoy the grass.
Within the borders of Woodland Terrace, there aren't any greenways beyond backyards, but the good news is that there are two large parks within walking distance. To the west lies Clark Park which has been enjoyed here since the late 1880s. The park hosts a year-round farmer's market and has plenty of trails and grass for you and your dog to run around on. The park is also quite shady to help keep you and your pup cooler during the hot summer months.
The other park is the Woodlands with 54 acres of lightly rolling terrain presenting a modern-day oasis for the local residents. The park is littered with trails for the two of you to walk on, grassy areas to play on, and lots of shade trees to sit under while your dog roams around on the leash. It is also home to the Woodlands Mansion built in 1770 and then rebuilt in 1786.