Austin weather is warm even in the winter months, so residents walking their dogs do not need to layer on bulky outerwear to stroll about the neighborhood. Spring and fall are warm and ideal for walking. Summers can present a problem for daily dog walkers as temperatures soar in the middle of the day, but locals can avoid uncomfortably hot temperatures by walking their dogs earlier or later in the day. Violent storms are also a possibility in the spring and summer and dangerous thunderstorms should be avoided by being aware of local forecasts and not venturing out when storms are imminent.
Some areas do not have sidewalks and necessitate pedestrians sharing the road with vehicles. Keep your dog close to you and walk facing oncoming traffic when necessary.
The Blunn Creek and associated greenway run from south to north and two parks centrally located provide more natural green space. The terrain in the district is hilly and there will be some climbs for people and their pets that choose to navigate the district on foot.
Little Stacy Neighborhood Park is a 6-acre treed park with lots of amenities for families and kids. A playground and wading pool are important features of the park as well as recreational fields and restrooms. There are huge oak trees in the park that provide shady spots on summer days. This park is connected to the larger Big Stacy Neighborhood Park to the south by the Blunn Creek Greenbelt Trail. This trail is just under 1 mile in length and features bridges over the creek and a tunnel. The Big Stacy Park has a swimming pool and more trails for hiking and biking.
The Circle Row Greenbelt is located in the northwest area and has a walking trail through a heavily wooded space that provides great shade on summer days. The Norwood Estate Dog Park is located along the River on the north side and has separate off-leash sections that are ideal play areas for pups.