Bryan Park is a well-established community centered around its namesake park. The homes here are mid-sized and ideal for young couples with families. The streets in the residential area are lined with sidewalks and grassy berms for you and Fido to walk along on your daily strolls. There is also an abundance of shade trees to help keep both of you cool on your walks. Crime rates here are low and, unless you live in the northern section of the neighborhood, you will have to drive to restaurants, pet stores, and dog-friendly parks other than Bryan Park.
The climate here is nothing short of spectacular with winter temperatures that never drop below the sixties and no snow to worry about. Summers are in the nineties with rain showers, but nothing you can't plan your stroll with Fido around. There aren't many days here the two of you can't enjoy some time out in the sunshine.
The terrain in Bryan Park is flat and, for the most part, paved with the exception of front yards. The good news is that you can use the sidewalks to go anywhere in the neighborhood, including to the namesake park in the center of town.
One thing you must be aware of when living in this area is the effect the intense summer heat has on the pavement. You can fry an egg at 120°F: the temperature the pavement can be when the outside temperature is in the mid-70s. Summers in Miami can reach the low 90s at which the temperature of the pavement will reach between 135 and 145°F. Imagine what pavement this hot can do to poor Fido's paws! During the summer months, you should take your walks in the early morning hours while the pavement is cool and spare your pup the burning sensation.
The only green space within the bounds of Bryan Park is the namesake park. The park offers three USTA-rated tennis courts, classes, and tennis camps. More importantly, it offers a lovely grassy area for you and Fido to play a few games on.
As long as you don't mind doing a little driving, there are several dog-friendly parks in the area. For the nearest dog park, you have to drive out to the coast where you will find Coconut Grove Dog Park. This park offers a large off-leash area and is divided into small and large dog areas. The park features both canine and human water fountains, shady seating, and is located next to the David T. Kennedy Parks. The parks are interconnected with a paved trail that loops around the entire area.
To the west, you and Fido can enjoy a nice walk under the shady canopy at San Jacinto Park. Just remember to clean up after them!