East Flatbush is a large neighborhood in Brooklyn. Houses in this neighborhood are mostly historic single-family homes. Plenty of mature trees and attractive landscaping make this a pleasant neighborhood.
The sidewalks in this neighborhood are generally not wide and most streets have little or no divider between the street and the sidewalk. When you take into account how many of the houses and apartment buildings in this neighborhood have fenced front yards, you can see that this neighborhood offers a tight walk with your dog.
For the same reason, this neighborhood is not the best area to bike ride, rollerblade, or skateboard with your dog, since there is not much room for you to get out of the way of pedestrians, especially if there is traffic.
Fortunately, East Flatbush offers several little residential parks scattered throughout the neighborhood. Most of these parks offer sports fields as well as playgrounds and at least several walking paths through trees.
The terrain of East Flatbush is primarily flat, although some areas do have sloping ground with houses that are built up off of the road to accommodate for the elevation. Streets in this neighborhood tend to be busy for residential streets, and have relatively narrow sidewalks. Thin dividers between sidewalk and road, combined with houses that typically have fenced front yards, can make this a cramped place to walk with your dog.
Seeking out one of the several little local parks in this area can give you the opportunity to let your dog walk on a looser leash or even play a game of ball in one of the grassy courtyard areas.
While the huge Holy Cross Cemetery in the center of this neighborhood may seem attractive for a stroll, it is not a good idea to walk your dog within the cemetery grounds. There are, however, nice sidewalks that run along the perimeter of the cemetery so you can let your dog walk on a little bit of a looser leash along the fence.
East Flatbush contains several community parks, mostly devoted to ball fields but also offering some places to enjoy walking around with your dog. Wingate Park offers wide paved paths past the sitting areas and playgrounds where you can let your dog walk freely and enjoy the attractive tall tree cover. This park tends to be busy with its many sports fields and extensive playgrounds, so only walk your dog here if he is comfortable with people.
On the other side of Flatbush, Paerdegat Park provides an extensive charming walking path through forested grounds. The large grassy area in the midst of this park provides a great place to play ball with your dog, while the fencing that surrounds most of the park can make you feel confident that even if your dog should get off leash you will be able to catch him before he finds traffic. Another park right off of Foster Avenue provides a beautiful large grassy courtyard that you can enjoy with your dog.