Dog walkers in Cliff Cannon should be aware that summers are warm, dry, and are generally pleasant for walking, as are spring and fall. When temperatures are higher, be careful to avoid heat-related illnesses by limiting activity and staying hydrated. Spokane has less rain than other parts of the state due to the location of the mountains. Winters are cool and can be cold with average daily temperature in the coldest months below the freezing mark which means the accumulation of snow and icy surfaces. A warm coat and good footwear will help dog walkers stay warm on winter walks and avoid slipping.
The community is heavily treed and landscaped with gardens and ornamental trees. Homes in the area are older character homes and well situated. Walks with your dog through residual neighborhoods are pleasant with homes making an attractive backdrop and separate pedestrian sidewalks and grass berms creating safe walking paths. Homes are mostly concentrated on the west side with commercial areas and institutions on the east side which is less landscaped and has more pavement and traffic.
Train tracks on the west side should only be crossed at designated crossing points and do not make a safe location for walking with your dog.
There are several parks and greenways in the Cliff Cannon neighborhood. The Polly Judd Park has a splash pad, picnic tables, a shelter, community garden, restroom, and playground. This 5-acre park is a pleasant stop for you and your dog when walking the neighborhood.
The Edwidge Woldson Park is 13 acres in size has a garden area on the west and wooded area on the east with walking paths to stroll with your pup. Cliff Park is 4 acres in size with the open and treed area and walking paths while Cowley Park has a playground, picnic sites, and restrooms on 2 acres of the greenway.
The largest greenway in the area is located on the west border. The High Drive Conservation Park is 177 acres in size and provides a natural habitat for area flora and fauna. Keep your dog leashed in the area so as not to disturb local wildlife that makes the park home.