A large chain pet store and veterinarian are located along the interstate, but it is difficult to reach to due to the freeway and heavy traffic flow in the area. The park and residential areas are walkable for people and pets, but be prepared for scorching hot temperatures in summer months. Also be aware that severe thunderstorms can occur later in the day. These storms have torrential rain that can be dangerous. Take shelter when storms are in the area.
Redbird is bordered by Interstate 20 on the south side, Marvin D. Love Freeway on the east, Duncanville Road on the west, and W Ledbetter Road on the north. A large park sits on the east side, south of the airport, and the South Prong Creek which runs through the park extends into the residential areas and is heavily wooded along its ravine.
Dwellings in Redbird feature a variety of architecture on well landscaped private properties. Single-family detached homes are organized into developments with different styles, but most areas have separate sidewalks and sometimes grassy berms, providing safe pedestrian ways for people and pups. There are also some large apartment complexes located centrally in the Redbird district.
The terrain is relatively level, although there are some gentle inclines, especially in the western development where the landscape slopes down towards the Fivemile Creek. Train tracks run along the west border and create an impediment. The tracks should only be crossed at designated pedestrian crossings.
The trail has 12 miles of loops and connecting branches to explore. Dog walkers will be in for some up and downhill treks and need to watch out for fast moving mountain bike enthusiasts. The Red section of the trail also has lots of rocky terrain and steep grades, as well as wet creek crossings and sharp turns, making it not for the faint of heart! The Blue section is available to bypass some of the more difficult terrain and is more accessible for pedestrians and pets.