Elmhurst is a neighborhood of the borough of Queens in New York City. The community here before Queens was established, and was founded in 1652 with the name of Newtown. The named was changed to Elmhurst to celebrate all the Elm trees that populated the area. Trees weren't the only thing populating the new area, as many people flocked there in those early days. The neighborhood was named the most ethnically diverse in the 1980s, with people from over 112 different nations residing there.
With man comes man's best friend. So how does Elmhurst satisfy the needs of dogs that live in the area? The best answer would be Elmhurst Park, a dog-friendly park for leashed dogs with 5.5 acres of open fields, a half a mile of paved trails, and a small pond that allows fishing.
O'Connor's Trail is also an excellent option if you need a quiet place to go. Although not an actual trail, the "trail" is a fenced in sitting area with tall trees and over 12 benches. Although fenced in, the park does not have a gate, and dogs are allowed as long as they remain on a leash and under control at all times.
With plenty of playgrounds and six veterinarian clinics, you and your dog will feel right at home in Elmhurst.