East Tremont is a small neighborhood in the West Bronx. It encompasses the Crotona Park Nature Center and Claremont Park is very nearby. Homes in East Tremont tend to be tall, six to seven-story apartment buildings primarily made of brick. Sidewalks are wide but offer no divider between the sidewalk and road so you will generally want to keep your dog on a relatively close leash while walking down the neighborhood streets of East Tremont. Because these streets tend to be busy both with vehicular and pedestrian traffic, this is not the best neighborhood to rollerblade, skateboard, or bike ride with your dog.
For a fantastic place to walk with your dog, head towards Tremont Park. This attractive park is up a slight incline from the road in most places, so you can feel separated from the city traffic. After the close city walking in East Tremont, you will appreciate the wide grassy slopes and the mature trees of Tremont Park
Because of the tall buildings and narrow space between building and road throughout most of East Tremont, most people prefer to head to a more open place to walk their dog on a loose leash. To let your dog stretch her legs a little bit more and get an opportunity to bicycle, skateboard, or rollerblade with your dog, consider heading towards the Tremont park and its lovely grassy paths and mature tree cover. This is the perfect place to run or walk with your dog, as well as a great place to throw a ball or frisbee around on the wide grassy areas. Because this park is set up from the road on most parts, you will feel pleasantly separated from the city below while exploring this park.
Natural rocky outcroppings interspersed throughout this park will give you and your dog a chance to explore natural footing unlike what you typically find walking city streets. Especially if your dog is a developing puppy, it is very important that she gets the opportunity to test her footing on different terrains, so a park with natural rock outcroppings is a perfect place.
East Tremont offers a lovely park right in the center of the neighborhood. This attractive park has a ball field, as well as extensive walking paths through both grassy and forested areas. Because the Tremont park is set up slightly from the road on most sides, you will have the pleasant experience of feeling like you are escaping from the city. Natural rock outcroppings throughout the park provide a great place to play and exercise with your dog, as well as a beautiful natural environment.
Across the Cross Bronx Expressway, you can find Crotona Park Nature Center, with its extensive trails through a variety of sports fields, as well as a large forested area and a beautiful little natural pond called Indian Pond. Your dog will love exploring the natural areas of this park, and the extensive footpaths through natural areas and around the ballparks will give you plenty of room to walk with your dog on a loose leash. Crotona Park also is studded by natural rock outcroppings so you and your dog can explore a more natural terrain rather than sticking to paths and grass.