Brickell is often referred to as the Manhattan-of-the-South and is home to the largest number of banks in the country. At the same time, the neighborhood is awash in high rise residential buildings, towering apartments, and condominiums. Along Miami Avenue are some of the city's top restaurants, boutiques, and entertainment venues. However, depending on which area of Brickell you choose to live in, you may have nowhere to walk your pup but the concrete sidewalks. Luckily, in the southern section of the community, there are single-family homes where you might find a little grass to walk along.
The weather here is glorious year-round with winters that are warm and inviting. You and your pooch can go walking at any given time. In the summer when the temperatures hit the high 80s to low 90s, you should restrict your walks to the early morning when things have cooled down.
The terrain in Brickell ranges from nothing but concrete in the financial district to urban residential in the southern half. As long as you don't mind walking on the concrete, there are plenty of different places for you to go walking along. However, no matter where you live in the neighborhood, the ground itself is quite flat and unspectacular. Fortunately, this doesn't mean you can't give your pup a bit of a workout on your walks together. The best way to take advantage of this terrain is to mark out different blocks to walk along each day. The more you can vary the direction you go, the more interesting your hikes will be.
Be sure to keep adding an extra block or two from time to time just to make the trips more enjoyable. Then again, there are several parks to choose from that offer trails, trees, and places to run around and get exercise in as well.
Despite the fact Brickell is considered a financial center, there are several parks worth checking out including Alice Wainwright Nature Preserve, Allen Morris Brickell Park, Brickell Key Park, Brickell Park, Miami Circle Park, Simpson Park, and Southside Park.
The Alice Wainwright Park Nature Preserve is located on the waterfront and offers some of the only cliffs in South Florida. Made of limestone, these cliffs may only be ten feet tall, but they are still cliffs and worth taking a look at while taking your pup out for a stroll.
Simpson Park is another Nature Preserve and is the only remaining fragments of Brickell Hammock which used to be the most ecologically diverse hammocks in the South of Florida. Walking through the park takes you through terrain that includes natural growth reaching from several inches to a few feet off the ground. This makes a great place to take your dog for a long walk.