Kensington is a rectangular neighborhood located in the middle of Brooklyn. It is near Prospect Park And Greenwood. Homes in Kensington are generally four or five story brick apartment buildings. There is no divider between sidewalk and road and in most places, apartment buildings push right up onto the wide sidewalk, so you will feel the need to walk your dog on a close leash throughout most of Kensington. Some areas of the neighborhood also feature single family homes that are spaced closely or flush together with small, fenced yards. While these parts and neighborhood may be more pleasant for walking your dog on a looser leash, you still won't be able to relax completely.
For more natural exploration and the opportunity to walk your dog on a loose leash, head towards Prospect Park and the extensive attractive walking trails under lovely tree cover. There are also several ponds in this park for you and your dog to explore.
With homes and apartment buildings pushing close up on the sidewalks throughout most of Kensington, this is not an ideal neighborhood to walk your dog on a loose leash, and is not a good place to bicycle, skateboard, or rollerblade with your dog. For a longer stretch of sidewalk uninterrupted by intercepting streets and with a sufficient divider between sidewalk and road, consider walking along the perimeter of either Prospect Park or Greenwood. These wide sidewalks interspersed with benches will provide you plenty of room to enjoy being on wheels with your dog while still letting you get out of the way of pedestrians.
Prospect Park is a gorgeous place to explore with your dog, with many well-maintained walking trails through extensive, mature forest. Your dog will love the opportunity to stretch her legs in a natural setting and you will enjoy letting her walk on a loose leash to enjoy the beautiful views.
While the streets of the neighborhood of Kensington are certainly city streets with busy pedestrian and vehicular traffic with not many trees, the close proximity of Prospect Park to Kensington means that you will have plenty of natural areas to explore with your dog. The extensive, mature forest provides a home for all sorts of wildlife that your dog will enjoy sniffing out and you will enjoy catching a glimpse of. You have a good chance of seeing raccoons, foxes, or even wild turkey or deer in this large forest.
Prospect Lake is large enough for you to explore on a canoe or kayak or you can just enjoy walking along the beautiful banks. Lots of waterfowl like ducks and geese call this lake home and it will also be a popular stop for migrating birds. On the hottest New York days you may even enjoy taking a swim.