Residents with pets that walk their dogs daily need to be prepared for fickle New York weather. Winters can be cool and wet and sleet and snow occur frequently. You and your pup will need warm outerwear to “weather” New York winters. Rain is frequent in this coastal location, so you will want a good raincoat and maybe one for your dog too. Did you know you can get an umbrella for your dog? Check out local supply stores for options to keep your dog dry if your pooch doesn't like puddles!
Many historic warehouses in this neighborhood have recently been converted to residential lofts and trendy commercial street-front venues. This neighborhood is bounded on the east and south sides by water. The Harlem River and East River are predominant features of the area.
Residents of Port Morris can take the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Trail with their dogs across the water to Randall's Island Park. This park has many sports fields and recreational facilities, but of most interests to dog walkers and their pets are the nearly eight miles of winding trails and pathways that loop through the park. This park is surrounded by water and contains marshes and wetlands that harbor a variety of birds and wildlife.
Saint Mary’s Park is located in the community to the north and can be reached by crossing under the expressway. This is the largest park in the south Bronx at 35 acres in size. There are sports facilities here and recreational activities. Paved pedestrian paths crisscross the park. There's even a dog run located here at the corner of Cypress Avenue and East 143rd Street. This enclosed dog run allows you to let your pup play off-leash in a safe environment.