When walking in Dallas, you will rarely need warm outerwear as temperatures do not generally get uncomfortably cold. Summertime heat is more of an issue for pedestrians. Temperatures can reach well into the 80s and 90s on a regular basis. Avoid daytime heat, pack water, and be aware of activity levels and conditions for you and your dog and adjust as necessary. Wintertime freezing rain sometimes occurs which makes footing treacherous and these conditions should also be avoided. Fortunately, these events are not frequent. Thunderstorms occur in spring and can be severe, so keep an eye on the weather forecast and do not venture out when severe storms are imminent.
There are industrial areas to the west and to the south that are not pedestrian-friendly areas, nor are they well designed for foot traffic and should be avoided. A canal runs through the district from north to south and has some undeveloped property and green space along it. The terrain along streets is flat, but more varied in natural areas. Streets generally have sidewalks and grass berms, providing good footing for walking with dogs.
Tipton Park is a 23-acre park located in Westmoreland Heights that is easily accessible to residents with their dogs. There are benches to sit on, a pavilion for shade, picnic tables, and grills where you can enjoy an outdoor meal. A drinking fountain is great for hot days and to replenish your water supply. A nature observation platform is provided and accessible from the paved greenways and trails in the park. A playground and basketball courts are also situated here. A large natural green space sits west of the community and natural trails are located here, but not maintained, so trails and terrain can be treacherous.
Just east is Kingsbridge Park and Fish Creek Lake. These parks have paved greenways including the Fish Trap Park Lake Loop. Both parks have open spaces and the lake makes a scenic walking location, but watch out for people fishing nearby. Be courteous about their personal space when walking with your pup.