I grew up around that neighborhood and used to play there as a kid. It really hasn't changed much. If you're worried about the level of crime in the area, you should probably check out crimreports.com and view the neighborhood. Generally speaking, the mornings and evenings are fine, no matter where you live though, it's advisable to pay attention to your surroundings
I would check with the local police, talk with the neighbors, and then follow the "safety in numbers" rule for a couple of times until I felt like I could wing it alone.