When walking your dog regularly in Pleasant Grove, you will enjoy warm, dry weather much of the year with little need for warm outerwear. Occasional freezing rain episodes in winter are rare, but in case things become icy, exercise caution when out and about in this weather. Summer heat can be extreme and you should avoid overexertion during the heat of the day. Thunderstorms can also occur. High wind and flash floods are hazardous to pedestrians and pets and should be avoided.
Prairie Creek, Lake June, and several other local waterways wind through the region. The creeks and lakes are surrounded by wooded areas that create a private, natural setting nearby. Homes in the area are mostly bungalows and ranch-style on large, well-landscaped properties.
The terrain is flat and there are no steep hills to trek up in the heat, which is good news for dog walkers and pets of all mobility levels. Unfortunately, many residential streets in the region do not have separate pedestrian ways or sidewalks. The lack of sidewalks means you need to share the road with local traffic. Since residential areas are relatively quiet and traffic in the area tends to be on the lookout for children, dogs, and pedestrians, this is usually not problematic.
There are several parks and greenways in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood that are easily accessible. The St. Augustine Park provides 22.6 acres with a basketball court, playground, and picnic tables. The park is open, but bordered by a heavily wooded area on the east side.
Crawford Memorial Park on the south side of Pleasant Grove has basketball courts, soccer, softball, and football fields. There are walking trails and drinking fountains as well as pretty garden areas. There is a large natural selection to the south and this park boasts 266 acres, so there is lots of room for your pup to run and play! Holcomb Park has 11 acres of open space bordered by trees as well as picnic sites, a playground, and athletic fields to visit for nearby residents looking for a local greenway to romp with their pet.
Finally, Cheyenne Park is a 10-acre community park on the east side with athletic fields, a basketball court, playground, and picnic tables.