Seattle has warm, dry summers with few extreme temperatures or storms to deal with and makes an ideal time for walking the neighborhood with your pet. Transitional seasons and winter are wetter with plenty of precipitation. You will need good rain gear and an umbrella to stay dry when walking in Sand Point throughout the year. Winters are cool and rain can turn to snow, although this usually does not stick around long as temperatures climb above freezing on most days and melt snow and ice.
Most of Sand Point is dominated by the park, recreational land, and some institutions. Buildings that house services such as the National Weather Service, art school, medical college, and sports arena provide facilities in the region.
The terrain in Sand Point is mostly level on the flats by the lake and pedestrians with pets do not have to climb steep hills in the area. Roads do not always have separate walkways for people and pets, so if walking along a street, you may need to share the road with local traffic unless a grassy berm is available alongside the road.
Magnuson Park occupies a large section of real estate in the Sand Point neighborhood. The park is located on the Lake Washington coast and features swimming beaches, boat launches, and fishing sites. With 350 acres of natural area, wetlands, and recreation grounds, this park is Seattle’s second largest park. Your canine companion will be happy with the off-leash area located in the park where local pups can play loose.
There are public artworks and sculptures located in the park. One of the most prominent art features is the unique sound garden located on the north side which has outdoor “pipe organs” that make sounds depending on the direction of the wind.
Hiking trails wind throughout the park, but the prominent path is the Frog Pond Trail. The Burke Gilman Trail also runs along the west side of the neighborhood and can be accessed by Sand Point residents and their furry friends.