Austin weather is warm and sunny in spring and fall with occasional showers and thunderstorms. Summers are very hot and pedestrians with pets will need to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses when walking. Seek shady spots, walk at cooler times of the day, and stay well hydrated. Thunderstorms can be an issue in warmer months, so check forecasts and avoid severe weather systems which pose dangers with high winds and flash floods.
Bouldin is bordered by the Colorado River on the north, W Oltorf Street on the south, S Congress Avenue on the east, and the West Bouldin Creek and Union Pacific railway tracks on the west.
The terrain in the Bouldin area is relatively flat with only gentle inclines and pedestrians do not have to contend with steep hills in the region. This neighborhood is an older historic district with some homes dating back to the early 20th century. These homes are on well-landscaped properties with lovely gardens, lawns, and lots of large shady trees.
The School for the Deaf has large recreational grounds and the large park at the north end features a performing arts auditorium. Commercial areas are located on the community's borders and there is more traffic and activity here while the residential areas tend to be quieter with less traffic. Sidewalks are prevalent in the community and provide separate walking paths for dog walkers and their pets.
The north end of Bouldin is home to the Town Lake Metropolitan Park. The park is home to an auditorium and access to 10 miles of hiking and cycling paths with views of Austin's downtown skyline, Lady Bird Lake, and the river. There are open spaces, paved pedestrian paths, and beautiful trees in this scenic park.
Other parks in the area include the Nicholas Dawson neighborhood Park and Ricky Guerrero Park. The first is part of the East Bouldin Creek Greenbelt and trails are available in the area for local dog owners and their canine companions to explore. Ricky Guerrero Park has a splash pad and playground for area youngsters and more trees, green space, and trails for dog walkers to enjoy.