Prospect Heights is not your average neighborhood. You will find a deep culture here from its people and the houses that populate it to the food, music, and bars nearby. Aside from an active nightlife, however, Prospect Heights has a lot to offer to its residents during the day as well. With a beautiful park, botanical garden, and museum to the south, you will never lack for things to do. Prospect Heights has not forgotten your pampered pup either as there are plenty of places in and around the neighborhood that cater to your favorite furry friend.
Weather in Brooklyn won’t slow your walking schedule down too much but do expect there to be a few days out of the year where walking won’t be your best idea. Cold winters with ice and snow can be expected and hot, humid summers that will make walking in the morning a necessity will be your biggest roadblocks.
This is a very urban-style neighborhood with row housing and apartments as the primary residential buildings. This means that you also have sidewalks with little or no grass and, while some streets have a lot of trees to provide shade, there are other streets that have none. The sidewalks are very wide, however, allowing you and your dog plenty of room to walk. The only thing that Rocky will really be missing is a bit of grass to sniff around in.
This area of New York is very flat which may be good news depending on what you expect from your walk. Most average dog walkers are okay with little to no elevation to contend with. Since you will not find any elevation changes at all nearby, your best alternative may be nearby parks if you're trying to kill two birds with one stone and exercise with your pooch at your side.
All of the smaller greenways in Prospect Heights are either playgrounds or community gardens and, as such, are not really suitable to take your dog to. Fortunately, there is a much larger greenway to the south called Prospect Park. Despite this being the location of a zoo, botanical garden, and a wide range of other activities, Prospect Park welcomes dogs and has been described as a doggy haven, offering special off-leash hours in some of the meadows where your pup can stretch their legs with other dogs. The park has even provided a place for your pup to go swimming if they want! Off-leash hours are available from 5 am to 9 am and 9 pm to 1 am in specific areas and dogs can also access other areas of the park while on a leash. There are plenty of paths and trails to explore and lots of nature and wildlife to enjoy!