Pickwick is a planned community of only 93 mid-sized homes located on the Snake Creek Trail. The neighborhood wraps around two different ponds sandwiched between I-95 and NE 183rd St. This is a strictly residential community so if you want restaurants, pet supply stores, and dog-friendly parks, you will have to get in the car and go for a drive to some nearby neighborhoods which can offer more options.
Luckily, Miami has enjoyable weather year-round and a car ride will certainly not prevent you from enjoying nearby amenities and outdoor spaces. Exercise some caution in the summer months as you'll want to stay hydrated on hotter days, but with temperatures that rarely breach the 90s, you'll find it easy to locate some areas to cool down in the shade. Don't forget that the beach is always nearby in Miami and some beach areas are absolutely welcoming to your pup.
The terrain here is a pleasant blend of large yards, ponds, and places to go for walks along the creek. You can follow the trail all the way from where Miami Gardens Drive Crosses along the water to where Florida's Turnpike crosses it. This is a great trail for you to explore as it runs through a wide strip of grass with several shade trees along the way.
You can start out with short walks and work your way up to taking in the whole trail. If you prefer to walk on the sidewalks, keep in mind that the inside of your car is not the only place that is going to be hot in the summer months. When the ambient temperature hits 90°F, the pavement under your feet can reach 145°F. This is hot enough to burn the pads on your pup's paws. Be sure to go walking in the early morning hours to prevent discomfort.
If you are looking for a park to play in, Greynolds Park is only a short drive away. This is one of the oldest parks in the city and started out life as a limestone quarry. Many of the buildings in the park were built from the limestone quarried here. The park also features a 46-foot tall mound that lets you take in the entire park in one sweeping vista. On the east side of the park is a dog park where you can let your pup run around off-leash.
If you prefer to get back to nature, the Oleta River State Park is just down the road with miles of trails for you to explore. The park covers over 1,000 acres and offers a peaceful respite from a bustling city life. For those who love to fish, there is a fishing pier, or you can wander along the shores of the Intracoastal Waterway and drop a line.