Houston is warm most of the year and dog walkers do not need to have warm coats or boots for freezing temperatures or snow during winter months as these are rare. Hot, summer temperatures are an issue for dog walkers and can result in heat-related illnesses if precautions are not taken. Walk at cooler times of the day, take shorter hikes, make sure you and your dog have plenty of water, and do not overexert yourselves in hot weather. During spring and summer, severe thunderstorms can also occur which pose a hazard. Avoid these storms which pack high winds, heavy rain, and lightning.
Train tracks and a drainage canal run through the neighborhood. These impediments to foot traffic should only be crossed where pedestrian crossings are located. Most of the area is made up of single-family homes on large suburban properties with lots of trees. There are some apartment complexes near the freeway.
The terrain is level and there are no steep hills to navigate. The residential streets do not have sidewalks, however, so you will need to share the road with local traffic while walking with your dog. Stay on the right-hand side and keep your pup away from vehicles.
Langwood Park is located in the neighborhood and is easily reached on foot by locals and their furry friends. This open green space has picnic tables and a playground. A hard surfaced walking trail loops around the park for almost a mile with no elevation changes and is an excellent local path for strolls with your leashed dog.
15 minutes to the west, you and your dog can explore the 2,154-acre Bears Creek Pioneer Park. This park has miles of trails to hike that are also popular with equestrians and cyclists, so keep your dog leashed and watch out for other users. This park has a small zoo, athletic fields, picnic sites and pavilions, horseshoe pits, and other facilities. Restrooms and drinking fountains are also located around the park.
15 minutes away, but to the south, is Memorial Park, a 1,466-acre greenway with sports fields, facilities, trails, and paths for walking with your pup.