In Memphis and in Central Gardens, dog walkers will experience all four seasons, however, this includes a mild winter with very few snowfalls. Average temperatures range from 43-81°F, so you and your pup won't have to deal with extreme heat or cold temperatures. Additionally, Memphis rainfall happens throughout the year with a slightly higher occurrence in the late fall or winter specifically in November and December.
As a neighborhood with only one greenway, Central Gardens still doesn't feel too much like a strictly urban neighborhood. In 2008, the state of Tennessee has classified Central Gardens as a Level 3 Arboretum because of the neighborhood's plethora of large, old trees. To achieve Level 3 status, neighborhoods or sites need to have trees that are at least 80 years old and at least 90 different species of trees. So, despite the lack of greenways, Central Gardens has plenty of natural elements in the neighborhood. While walking, these amazing and protected trees will provide you and your pup shade on sunny days. Additionally, this community has plenty of maintained sidewalks so you and your furry friend will be safe from traffic.The boundaries of Central Gardens include Union Avenue to the north, South Rembert Street to the east, York Avenue and Lamar Avenue to the south, and South Cleveland Street to the west.
However, only one mile to the north of Central Gardens is Overton Park, a larger greenway in the immediate area. Overton Park has a golf course, a European and American art museum, an art college, a bike plaza, a small lake, and two playgrounds. Overton Park is also home to a 126-acre forest which has a walking trail. Finally, Overton Park is also home to Overton Bark, a small off-leash area for you and your furry friend to explore! There are designated areas for both larger and smaller breeds, water fountains, and benches for loyal dog walkers to rest on.