Brooklyn weather is typical of much of coastal New York with wet winters and cooler temperatures. If you walk your dog daily, you will need good footwear and outerwear to keep you and your pup warm and dry. Summers can be hot and humid and you may choose to walk earlier or later in the day to avoid the daytime heat. Autumns in Brooklyn tend to have the most stable, pleasant weather for walking and, as a bonus, you can enjoy the fall colors!
The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway runs through the area and the Williamsburg Bridge connects to Manhattan. These major roadways and industrial areas are noisy and have plenty of traffic making them inhospitable to pedestrians with dogs. Multi-story and high rise apartments tend to have street-level retail space with living space on upper floors. The terrain is flat and there are paved sidewalks throughout that make traversing the community easy. In spite of the built-up nature of the district, there are large trees and landscaping on properties that 'green' up the area.
Rodney Park is centrally located in Williamsburg and contains three sections: Rodney Park North, Central, and South. These parks provide recreation facilities, playgrounds, lawns, and towering shade trees along with paved paths and seating, making this central greenway a great walking destination for your pup.
McCarren Park is a large 35-acre park just north of Williamsburg and this beautiful park has a variety of facilities including a fenced dog run where your dog can romp off-leash. Other facilities include athletic fields, a swimming pool, and tennis and basketball courts. Running meets are also held here. Check out the action in this busy park while strolling through to the off-leash area with your puppy pal.
Multiple playgrounds dotted throughout the Williamsburg area provide small green spaces with paved paths, trees, and benches in the area. Dogs are not allowed on playgrounds but can enjoy green spaces from walkways and rest in the shade with their owners on park benches.