Fort Greene is a lovely family oriented neighborhood that encompasses the beautiful Fort Greene Park and is near the East River and Manhattan Bridge. Fort Greene is composed primarily of tall brick apartment buildings on wide grassy lots. There are also areas of trendy restaurants and shops. Residential and commercial areas tend to be separate, with many residential apartment developments having pre-planned community areas.
Walking down the streets of Fort Greene provides a variable walking experience, between large, pre-planned development communities, upscale smaller apartment buildings, and several sections of closely spaced single-family homes. Most areas of Fort Greene are busy to walk in and not ideal for walking your dog on a very loose leash, or for skateboarding, bicycling, or rollerblading with your dog.
There is little question that the most enjoyable walking in the neighborhood of Fort Greene is the Fort Greene Park. This lovely little park offers lots of open grassy area studded with beautiful mature trees.
For the most part, walking through Fort Greene feels like city walking, although it is a lovely and upscale neighborhood with lots of beautiful tree cover and well-maintained and attractive buildings. While this kind of walking can be good for training leash manners, you are likely going to want to seek out one of the inner courts of the pre-planned apartment complexes or head towards the Fort Greene Park in order to let your dog walk on a more relaxed leash.
The Fort Greene Park offers an excellent place for you to enjoy walking around with your dog, with the extensive walking trails and wide, beautiful grassy areas. You can play a game of football or Frisbee with your dog, enjoy wheeled activities, or just enjoy letting your dog run around on a loose leash. This park offers some variable terrain and an opportunity for your dog to run on the grass for a relief from walking on the city streets.
The neighborhood of Fort Greene is defined by its Fort Greene Park. This beautiful park takes up a significant part of the neighborhood, nearly half, and provides extensive walking trails for you to explore with your dog. A mix of wide grassy areas with lovely views across the park and areas with lots of shrubbery and tree cover will make you feel like you are having a diverse and fascinating walking experience, while the huge mature trees provide a soothing separation from the city.
You have a great chance of seeing all kinds of residential and migratory bird life in this rare tree-filled area. Birds that are local to the city around this park are likely to nest here, and migratory birds are likely to settle down to roost here, so by visiting the park early, you have a great chance of seeing some interesting birdlife while walking your dog.