Weather in the Seattle area can be rainy and wet during transitional seasons, however, the temperature is mild to warm and a light rain jacket and umbrella will keep you dry on walks with your dog. Winters are cool and rainy and when temperatures dip below freezing, snow can occur, making walkways icy. A warmer waterproof jacket and good footwear are recommended for pedestrians who walk their pets regularly during this season.
The Capitol Hill region is bordered by Interstate 5 on its west border, Highway 520 on the north side, 24th Avenue on the east side, and Pike Street on the south side. Capitol Hill is a historic urban neighborhood with multi-story buildings on the south side where residents dwell in apartment buildings and single-family homes on the north side.
There are many parks in the area providing manicured green space. Homes feature historic architecture and are large and lushly landscaped. There are sidewalks and grassy berms providing safe, soft footing for pedestrians and pooches.
Capitol Hill has many greenways located within walking distance for residents. Volunteer Park occupies 48.3 acres and includes unique features like a water tower with an observation platform, an art deco building housing a museum, and a conservatory. There are also several sculptures and public artworks in the neighborhood. Amenities like restrooms and drinking fountains are available for park users and gardens, a playground, tennis courts, wading pools, and Koi ponds are also available to enjoy.
Interlaken Park is situated on the northeast border of Capitol Hill and is a 51-acre natural area with wooded areas, wildflowers in spring and summer months, and hiking trails that can be enjoyed with your leashed pup. There is some elevation gain, so be prepared for some steep hills and stairs in the park, but the scenery is well worth the effort. Other greenways in the Capitol Hill area include St. Mark’s Greenbelt, Cal Anderson Park, and Boren Park.