Warm spring and fall weather is ideal for walking in Austin and mild winters mean that bulky outerwear and heavy coats are not necessary to enjoy walks with your canine companion. Summers are very hot and the high temperatures should be avoided by dog owners and their pets. Schedule walks for early in the morning or later in the evening so you and your pet do not get overheated. Remember to check weather forecasts for thunderstorms.
The neighborhood has a quiet, suburban-like feel. Homes are moderate in size, mainly ranch and bungalow styles, with well-landscaped properties and tree-lined streets. There are hilly sections and walks in the Upper Boggy Creek area involve climbing some hills.
Many residential streets do not have sidewalks. Dog walkers who find themselves sharing roads with vehicles should walk facing traffic and keep an eye out for vehicles. Commercial areas around the highway lack landscaping with large parking lots and traffic and are not designed for pedestrian travel. Residential areas make better locations for walking with your pet.
The Willowbrook Reach greenway is located in the neighborhood and provides a greenway easily accessible to residents in the area. The greenway has a walking trail, open areas, and shade trees where you can enjoy walking with your dog.
The Patterson Neighborhood Park is located on the northeast side of the neighborhood and has a swimming pool, playground, tennis courts, and an open recreation area with some shade trees along with paved and unpaved walking trails for dog walkers and their pets. Just east of this park, the larger Mueller Lake Park features a lake with a paved walking trail along the banks. There are amphitheatres and picnic sites in the park as well.
Just north of these two recreational areas, the Northwest Greenway stretches into the adjacent Muller Town neighborhood. A trail meanders through the park and travels north to access community amenities. The greenway has some trees providing shade in this natural area.