Greenwood is a charming community in Brooklyn that encompasses the Greenwood Cemetery and borders the Upper Bay. Homes in Greenwood are generally three-story single family homes that sit flush against each other and have tiny fenced yards that run up against the wide sidewalk. Sidewalks generally have no divider between them and the road, and the roads are busy with traffic while sidewalks are also packed with pedestrian traffic most of the time. For this reason, these neighborhoods require you to walk your dog on a relatively close leash most of the time, and are not ideal for bicycling, skateboarding, or rollerblading with your dog.
One of the nicest places to walk your dog in Greenwood is along the Greenwood Cemetery. Thick tree cover along the road here will keep you cool on hot summer days, and the opportunity to let your dog walk on a loose leash against the fence will save you from constantly looking left or right for traffic.
While city walking through Greenwood is not unpleasant, it is a bit of a cramped walk unless you walk along the sidewalk or along the cemetery. Since the cemetery takes up such a large area of this neighborhood, it is not hard to have a long and pleasant walk all the way along the cemetery, with views of the extensive tree cover or over the rolling hills of the cemetery. While the sidewalk here is not wide, you will not have to worry about intercepting traffic and can get away with skateboarding, bicycling, or rollerblading with your dog here if you have good control.
Although Greenwood borders the water, you cannot access the shoreline from Greenwood itself because this is an industrial area. In order to get some water access, just cross the border to Bush Terminal Piers Park. This attractive park offers lots of grassy and tree covered areas, as well as a rocky shoreline for you to explore with your dog.
The largest green space in Greenwood is not accessible to you with your dog, as it is the large cemetery. There are, however, plenty of green spaces within close proximity to Greenwood that you can enjoy with your dog. Just beyond the border of Greenwood is Sunset Park. This lovely park offers lots of grassy areas surrounded by paths with tall trees interspersed. You can enjoy the gorgeous views of the city skyline while your dog enjoys running on a loose leash. This is a perfect place to throw a ball or Frisbee with your dog or just run around.
Another lovely park that is quite accessible to Greenwood is the waterfront Bush Terminal Piers Park, with its lovely forested area and rocky shoreline for you and your dog to explore. For even more natural adventures, you can head towards Prospect Park with its extensive walking trails through forest and the lovely Prospect Park Lake.