Taking up only 2.6 square miles, one would think the Forest Hills neighborhood in the borough of Queens is only known for its forests and hills. This isn't the case though, as the neighborhood has a lot of ties to pop culture. It is the home of Spider-man in the comics, was in a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, and was once home to a U.S. Open tennis tournament.
While these facts are fun and make for excellent trivia questions, dog owners will love the fact that the neighborhood has a public dog park even more. The park is called Underbridge Dog Run, and yes, it is under a bridge. It features two separate areas, a larger one and smaller one for differently sized dogs. Both sections come coplete with double gated fences for extra safety, and clean-up stations, but be sure to bring your own water.
The city has plenty of other dog-friendly options, like Yellowstone Park, the Barrier Playground, and the Real Good Park, for those extra good boys. Also, with 3 different animal hospitals, every dog-lover can be sure that their pup will be healthy and happy in Forest Hills.
The Bayside neighborhood is located right on the Little Neck Bay, about 10 miles from Forest Hills. Here you'll find the double park of Crocheron Park and Jordan Golden Park, which together make up 22 acres of land. The parks are often bustling with families and dogs, and feature recreational baseball fields, trails, and a fishing pond. Dogs may not go into the pond, but can walk around it and on the trails while on a leash. The parks also provide access to clean-up stations, trash bins, benches and water fountains.
Who loves the park? Who loves being able to run and play on lush, green grass? I bet your dog does... and you too, sure. Then you're in luck at the Roosevelt Avenue and 126th Street neighborhood, located right next to Forest Hills. The region is wholly made up of the dog-friendly Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which makes up 53 acres of pawsome green space. The park surrounds the Meadon and Willow Lakes, and offer over 10 miles of walking trails, 17 water fountains, 1,237 linear feet of benches and 1,037 new trees. Keep your dog on a leash, and you'll be able to enjoy all of them.
Howard Beach neighborhood is the best of both worlds for dog-lovers, with sandy beaches, vibrant woods, and secluded walking trails. Only 6 miles from Forest Hill, the public park is dog-friendly throughout. Whether you want to take a quiet stroll through the trees and look for wildlife, or head to the beach and play along with the seashore and waterfront, Fido will be happy in this pawtastic space. The park is rather large, so be prepared before heading in with water bottles and snacks. There are clean-up stations, trash bins, and benches at the parking area of the park. After a day of fun, head to Twist It Top It, a frozen yogurt shop that's dog-friendly. Wh0 doesn't like some vanilla yogurt?