Located right next to La Guardia Airport where travelers from across the globe come and go every day, you’ll find the neighborhood of East Elmhurst. This culturally diverse neighborhood can be found in the northwest section of Queens. Just south of East Elmhurst, you’ll find the neighborhoods Jackson Heights and Corona. The boundary between these is usually described as 31st Avenue. If you head north from East Elmhurst, you’ll find La Guardia Airport, the East River, and Flushing Bay.
You’re definitely spoiled for choice in East Elmhurst in terms of grooming services. New Happy Paws Corp is located on Astoria Boulevard, the main thoroughfare that runs through the neighborhood to Willets Point. Pet Spa Inc. is another option available to you and it can be found on 31st Street. For the nearest veterinary services, head to Junction Boulevard where you’ll find the International Animal Clinic. There is also Noah’s Arc Pet Clinic on 37th Avenue.
Part of the reason this land was chosen to be the home of La Guardia Airport is its incredibly flat terrain. The airport and its runways are totally level to ensure effective takeoff. The surrounding areas are also incredibly flat with minimal variation in elevation. As you head away from the airport, especially if you head eastwards, you’ll start to encounter a few inclines. These shouldn’t present you with an issue when walking in the area. East Elmhurst has a maximum elevation of around 82ft which can be found near the coast on 32nd Avenue. If you’re looking for a totally relaxed walk, avoid these areas.
This is a built-up area of New York City. With a large business like an airport in such close proximity, it's unsurprising to note that East Elmhurst is almost totally artificial terrain. You’ll be hard pressed to find anything resembling true wilderness in these parts.
You’re fairly limited in terms of large greenways within the boundaries of East Elmhurst itself. However, there are a few small recreational grounds and grassy spaces that may be appropriate if you’re looking to stay close by. East Elmhurst Playground is located on 100th Street and 24th Avenue. It has climbing equipment for children and a wide-open space to run and play. There is no grass at this park, however, so your pooch may enjoy heading to one of the other greenways in the area.
Overlook Park is located nearby to La Guardia Airport on Ditmars Boulevard. From the top of the small hill, there are views over the airport grounds, making it the perfect place to stop, watch the planes take off, and wonder where everyone may be going on their travels. For a much larger greenway with lots of space for games of fetch, head to the neighboring Corona and the Flushing Meadows Corona Park.