When traveling on foot with your dog, you should be prepared for wet weather which is frequently rainy in transitional seasons and winter months. A rain jacket and umbrella are an asset and warmer gear for cooler winter months is suggested. Be cautious when the temperature drops to freezing as wet walkways can become slippery. Summers are dry and sunny for the most part with few extreme temperatures or storms to hamper your daily walk with your furry friend.
Residents in the area mostly reside in multi-story apartments and condominiums. There are some historic mansions in the area as well. The area streets are lined with sidewalks, so you don't have to worry about traffic. This greenway is a busy area with lots of thoroughfares and commercial activity and institutions closely situated to downtown, so there is lots of activity and traffic to be aware of. The Seattle University campus dominates the landscape on the east side.
Freeway Park is an interesting urban park located on a bridge that spans over the interstate and parking lots below. There are unique architectural features and lots of ornamental and natural greenery which occupies 5.2 acres.
First Hill also has a small park of the same name. First Hill Park has benches, gardens, and brick paths for walking with a water fountain and views of downtown Seattle. Seattle University properties and gardens in the area provide more greenways, however, access for dogs may be restricted.
A large park to the north of First Hill, Cal Anderson Park, has multiple amenities with ball fields, a playground, art, a tennis court, soccer fields, restrooms, and a drinking fountain. It is an interesting place to visit with lots of activities, so make sure your dog is well socialized and used to people and other pets. The interior loop walking path is about a third of a mile and a great little walk not far from the neighborhood.