San Antonio has a subtropical climate with warm weather throughout the year. Winters are relatively mild with temperatures usually well above freezing. Occasional cold snaps can bring the temperatures near the freezing mark. Dog walkers may want to opt to wait until surfaces melt before venturing out with their canine companions. Summers are very hot and sometimes humid. When hot spells occur, dog owners should make sure both they and their dogs do not succumb to heat-related illnesses by staying hydrated, seeking shade, and avoiding overexertion. Walking early or later in the day is recommended. Thunderstorms, sometimes severe with occasional flash floods are possible in warmer months. Be aware of severe weather by checking local forecasts regularly.
Most of the district streets in this area are laid out in a typical developed urban grid pattern, except Nogalitos Street which runs at an angle from southwest to northeast. The terrain is relatively flat and dog walkers and their pups do not have steep hills to contend with on daily walks.
Homes in the area are mostly single-family structures, moderate in size, with landscaped yards featuring lawns, gardens, and trees. Residential roads usually have separate sidewalks for pedestrians and some even have grassy berms between sidewalks and area roads providing cool footing for puppy paws.
There are some bicycle lanes in the neighborhood, so watch out for two-wheeled traffic as well as four-wheeled vehicles when crossing area streets. Main thoroughfares are lined with commercial establishments and have more traffic. There are train tracks along the northwest border that should not be crossed except at designated pedestrian crossings.
Normoyle Park is a recreational park located in Palm Heights. The park is not well landscaped, however, there are lots of facilities here including a swimming pool, a community center, sports fields, and facilities including a skate plaza. Some trees circle the sports fields and there are paved pedestrian walkways for leashed pets to walk on.
Concepcion Park is located a short drive to the east and provides a larger greenway with trails for dog walkers and their furry friends. The 1.2-mile trail is open to hikers and cyclists, so watch out for bicycles on the trail. There are also multiple amenities in the park including a pool, playgrounds, restrooms, and picnic sites.
Kennedy Park is a short drive to the west for Palm Heights residents and their pets. This park is not heavily treed, but has large sports fields and an open area with a paved pedestrian trail providing a nice walking path for dog walkers and their pets.