Fremont weather is typical of the Seattle area. Rain gear is a must for dog walkers. You might even want to kit out your pup with doggie boots and jacket to stay dry too. While summers are warmer and dryer, winters are cool and rainy and conditions can become icy when temperatures dip below the freezing mark. Frozen walkways are treacherous and should be avoided. Even your pup can become injured from a slip with pelvic and hip injuries being common in four-legged critters that fall in icy conditions.
The bulk of the neighborhood is made up of single-family homes. These homes are older with vintage architecture that adds character to the region. Private properties are heavily landscaped with lots of trees, shrubs, and gardens that make the area lush and green. The terrain is hilly and jaunts about the area with your dog will necessitate some trekking up and downhill.
The district has sidewalks running along streets to provide safe pedestrian walkways in the area. The area along Fremont Cut and on the south side is commercial with more traffic and less landscaping. There is some unique artwork in the community that includes a statue of Lenin and another of a troll!
Fremont pups can visit Woodland Park on the community's north border. This large natural and recreational park has a zoo on its west side but also a public park with picnic sites, a skatepark, horseshoe pits, sports fields, tennis courts, lawn bowling, a rose garden, play areas, and open and treed sections. There are hills and pedestrian paths to stroll with your pet and a great off-leash dog park. The off-leash area is located on a sloped hillside with trees. Make sure your dog is well socialized with people and pets to enjoy this park.
Fremont Canal Park is a linear park located on the southwest side of Fremont. This is a quiet natural park with views of the water and the Burke Gilman Trail runs through and along the water. This trail is over 18 miles long and is popular with a variety of users, so watch out for cyclists, on foot commuters, and joggers on the trail.