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Oakland Gardens is a beautiful suburban neighborhood in northeast Queens, New York. This parkside residential neighborhood features a top rated high school that attracts many families to the area. There are also some stores, services, and restaurants in Oakland Gardens for residents and students that can be reached on foot for nearby residents. Nearby neighborhoods with more commercial services can be reached via a short drive, and provide pet services such as grooming, veterinary hospitals, and pet supply stores for area residents with pets. 

This neighborhood is considered to be a very friendly, clean community and walking with your dog through the area is enjoyable, weather permitting. The climate in Queens, like most of the New York area, can be variable, although temperature is moderated somewhat by the proximity to the ocean. About 200 days per year of sunshine can be expected, and summers tend to be hot and somewhat humid. Queens gets slightly more than the national average of rainfall, no doubt due to its coastal location, and can be subject to Atlantic weather systems and some snow in winter. Check the forecast before venturing out on foot with your pooch, and dress appropriately.

Terrain in Oakland Gardens
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The landscape in Oakland Gardens matches the community's name. There are plenty of trees and greenery that make the entire area very much like a large park or garden. The area is mostly level, but there are some slight inclines with changes in elevation requiring a little more exertion if you are walking, so plan your route according to you and your dog's ability. The comunity is bordered by greenways and parks on three sides, with more varied terrain and trails ideal for walking your dog. The homes in Oakland Gardens range from modest single family homes with well kept yards, to large stately homes with more extensive properties, co-operative villages with communal grounds connected by walkways, and brick row townhomes, as well as multi-story apartment buildings. Properties tend to be very well cared for, with large mature trees and well tended lawns and gardens. The community is full of tree lined boulevards and sidewalks, many with green spaces bordering walkways and roads. This gives pedestrians and their pets a shady, safe area to stroll through the neighborhood.
Greenways in Oakland Gardens
13 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in New York have an average of:
12 Greenways
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There are plenty of greenways inside and out of this neighborhood for area residents to enjoy walking with their dogs. To the east is Alley Pond Park, a 655-acre park and green space that contains the largest, and probably oldest tree in New York City, the Tulip Poplar. The southern end of the park features large boulders left by a retreating glacier, both fresh and saltwater wetlands, and natural springs.  There are plenty of trails to explore with your pup and plenty of wildlife in this park so keep your pet on a leash.

Alley Park Pond is connected by a bicycle path, the Vanderbilt Parkway, which runs south of Oakland Gardens to Cunningham Park.  Teach your dog to run alongside your bike and you can enjoy this beautiful greenway and travel between these two large scenic parks.

Cunningham Park on the westside of Oakland Gardens is a 358-acre park with a variety of trails for different ability levels from beginner to expert. Trails are marked, so pick a trail that is appropriate for you and your dog, and enjoy the walk. Cunningham Park also features an off-leash dog park where your dog can enjoy some free play with other local canines.

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