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Dog Areas in Elmhurst, NY

6 Parks
1 Trail
10 Shops
7 Eateries
3 Groomers

Elmhurst is a neighborhood of the borough of Queens in New York City. The community here before Queens was established, and was founded in 1652 with the name of Newtown. The named was changed to Elmhurst to celebrate all the Elm trees that populated the area. Trees weren't the only thing populating the new area, as many people flocked there in those early days. The neighborhood was named the most ethnically diverse in the 1980s, with people from over 112 different nations residing there.

With man comes man's best friend. So how does Elmhurst satisfy the needs of dogs that live in the area? The best answer would be Elmhurst Park, a dog-friendly park for leashed dogs with 5.5 acres of open fields, a half a mile of paved trails, and a small pond that allows fishing. 

O'Connor's Trail is also an excellent option if you need a quiet place to go. Although not an actual trail, the "trail" is a fenced in sitting area with tall trees and over 12 benches. Although fenced in, the park does not have a gate, and dogs are allowed as long as they remain on a leash and under control at all times.

With plenty of playgrounds and six veterinarian clinics, you and your dog will feel right at home in Elmhurst.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Elmhurst, NY

  1. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 36,601/sq mi

    #1 Middle Village

    The Middle Village neighborhood gives a guess in the name where it might be located, and if you didn't guess in the middle of Queens, then you're wrong. As the southwestern neighbor of Elmhurst, and only 2 miles away, the neighborhood acts as a second home to many human and dog residents of Elmhurst. The region hosts the Juniper Valley Park, a park that spans over half a mile and has over 2 miles of paved trails, just within the park. Dogs are welcome on trails and open fields as long as they remain on a leash. Humans have access to clean-up stations and trash bins, but must bring water for Fido.
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  2. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 28,441/sq mi

    #2 Maspeth

    Maspeth was the first village in the Queens area, and was established in 1635. Although the oldest, the city is still bustling with life. Being only two minutes away from Elmhurst, the area is one of the top destinations for residents because of Maurice Park. The 4-acre tract is dog-friendly and has a long, shaded trail that winds through the park, with scenic views of the tall trees, open fields and plenty of other dogs. If you're looking for something quieter, head south to Frontera Park, a tiny corner park with basketball courts, a playground and a shaded walking trail that spans this green space. Features of this park include trash bins and benches.
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  3. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 30,515/sq mi

    #3 Glendale

    Located on the southwestern edge of Queens, the Glendale neighborhood is only 4 miles from the center of Elmhurst. Most dog owners head down to the region for one reason, Highland Park. The park is packed with dense forests and shaded trails, and offers over 22 benches throughout the park to rest or view the Highland Pond. Dogs are allowed throughout the park, but must remain on a leash at all times. Although in a popular neighborhood, the park is mostly known for its natural beauty, and humans must come prepared with clean-up bags and water.
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  4. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 23,715/sq mi

    #4 Fresh Meadows

    You'll find plenty of fresh meadows in the Fresh Meadows neighborhood, which is only five miles away from Elmhurst. About a fourth of the community is taken up by green grassy fields, which is a rarity in a region in New York City. The Cunningham Park Dog Run has a double gated entrance to a fenced dog park that allows for some serious off-leash play. For more outdoor fun, check out Cunningham Park and explore 2 hours of walking trails maintained by the park. Be sure to grab a map before you go, because you can get lost!
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  5. Dog Parks 0
    Population Density 35,377/sq mi

    #5 South Jamaica

    South Jamaica is as you probably guessed, south of the Jamaica Neighborhood. Although one of the farther neighborhoods from Elmhurst at 7.5 miles, the trip is worth it when you find the 15-acre park of Baisley Pond Park. What park in New York has 15 acres? Not many, which makes this one a rarity. All leashed dogs are allowed into the park and can travel on the trails, go fishing at the pond, or use the wi-fi hotspot. Dogs weren't the first furry creatures allowed in the park though! During the early 1900s, workers found Mastodon bones here! 
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