Travel in the neighborhood is usually met with cooperative weather and mild temperatures, even during winter. Summer, however, is very hot and dry and the risk of heat-related illnesses and severe storms can hamper walking with your dog in the area during summer months. Check forecasts to avoid severe and dangerous storms and choose times of the day to trek the neighborhood when storms are not imminent and temperatures are not excessively high.
Holly is bordered by the Colorado River on the south side, Chicon Street on the west, 7th Street on the north, and N Pleasant Valley Road on the east side. There is a main commercial road running through the region and a commercial area on the north side where there is heavier traffic and less landscaping to provide shelter from the hot summer sun.
Residential roads, however, are quieter, shadier, and have many older, moderately sized character homes with nice yards, trees, and lawns that are well cared for. Some multi-family housing complexes are present as well.
Parks and the riverfront provide green spaces in the region and there are recreational centers with sports fields and trails. The terrain is flat and there are no steep hills to climb on daily walks with your pooch. Residential and commercial streets have separate sidewalks in this older developed area that provide safe walkways for pedestrians and their pets.
The Pan American Neighborhood Park has baseball fields and a playground on the west side of the neighborhood. There are some trees, but most of the greenway is open. Alternatively, the Metz Neighborhood Park has a recreation center, swimming pool, sports fields and facilities, and a fishing pond. The Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike trail is located here and travels along the lake and through the neighborhood. This popular dog walking trail is 10 miles in length and is a great path to walk with your dog. The trail travels through both urban and natural spaces and is useful for getting where you're going or just enjoying a stroll with your furry friend.
The Edward Rendon Sr. Park is also situated on the river and has lots of greenway trails to explore with your pooch. Festivals and events are regularly held here, so check online for local happenings and accessibility for your canine companion.