Morris Park is a large neighborhood in the Bronx. It has the Bronx Zoo on one side and the Bellingham Bay Park on the other and the water is not far. The neighborhood itself is composed of long straight blocks with mostly two or three-story single-family homes. The tiny gardens are generally quite well-maintained, but are often fenced and many streets have no divider at all between sidewalk and road. For this reason, most of the neighborhood streets of Morris Park are not great for walking your dog on a loose leash and despite being long and straight are not a good fit for rollerblading, skateboarding, or bicycling. There are sections of this neighborhood that have homes that are set further back from the street and are better for walking your dog, especially if your dog is well behaved on a walk.
For a more interesting walk, you can head towards the Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Garden. While you cannot walk into the Zoo itself with your dog, there are lots of pleasant walking trails around these areas.
Streets of Morris Park are not unpleasant to walk upon, but because of the relatively cramped space between houses and sidewalks and between sidewalks and the road, these city streets are not the best for walking on a loose leash, skateboarding or doing other things of that nature with your dog.
For a more relaxed walk, you can head towards the Bronx Zoo and the Botanical Garden. While your dog should not enter the actual grounds of these facilities, there are plenty of lovely walking trails around this area for you and your dog to enjoy. Trails that go through both forested areas and clearings are available to you and your dog and you can cross the Bronx River or stroll along it for gorgeous views.
Your dog will enjoy the more challenging terrain of walking along these Botanical Garden roads and will appreciate the varied terrain between asphalt, mulch, and dirt.
While Morris Park itself does not contain many extensive parks, by walking out of the neighborhood in either direction you can find a lovely place to walk with your dog. The botanical garden that borders the Bronx River provides an absolutely lovely place for you to stroll. The Bronx River is likely to attract all kinds of wildlife to this rare natural area, so you will have a great chance of seeing all sorts of animals both non-migratory and migratory. While you should not enter the zoo itself with your dog, walking on the other side of the river from it with your dog can stimulate him with the wild sounds and smells coming from the zoo.
You can explore many areas of the botanical gardens with your dog, as well as walk along the Bronx River. Your dog will love exploring this natural wilderness and you will enjoy letting him explore on a loose leash for a change.
Going the other way from Morris Park can lead you to Pelham Bay Park. This lovely little park borders the water so you can enjoy waterside strolls.