Pedestrian travel is weather dependent. Temperatures for walking in Dallas are generally warm, although they become extremely hot in summer when daytime heat should be avoided. Springtime can be stormy so be prepared with rain gear and avoid severe storms that can occur. Winter is relatively warm with some cooler periods. Freezing rain may occur and makes pedestrian ways and roads treacherous. If you walk your dog daily, you may want to wait until warmer temperatures melt ice off sidewalks and roads before venturing out.
The Cedar Crest area is bordered by large freeways on the west, east, and north. These are not pedestrian-friendly areas with high-speed traffic, noise, and limited pedestrian ways and crossings and should be avoided when walking in Cedar Crest with your dog. There is a public transportation train line running through the area. A power line corridor transects the area that makes a tempting greenway but walking in the vicinity of power lines is not safe and you and your pet should avoid the area.
Cedar Crest s a large region with varied terrain and there are some inclines but generally no steep hills to worry about on hikes with your hound. There is an extensive golf course located here but most of the community consists of older rental homes with large properties that are well set back from the streets. Properties are landscaped with lawns and trees and there are sidewalks with large grassy berms throughout.
Parks in the area include Sargent Park, a 16 acre park with open spaces and athletic facilities and Thomas Hill Park, a 1 acre park with beautiful lawn and trees. It also includes Renner Park, Moore Park, and Deer Path Park with 5 acres, basketball courts, baseball fields, picnic tables, and a playground.
You can also find Seaton Park and Cummings Park with barbecue and picnic spots and recreation activities and facilities. Veterans Park is also available with a football field, a basketball court, and picnic tables. Most parks have paved pedestrian ways but your pup needs to stay off sports fields and playgrounds but can enjoy open and treed spaces on a leash.