Prospect Heights is a lovely neighborhood in Brooklyn, composed of luxury condos and brownstones. It borders the Brooklyn Botanical Garden which leads into Prospect Park. The attractive three or four story buildings have small fenced yards or no yards, with their green spaces being backyards in the inner courtyard. This, combined with the lack of a divider between sidewalk and street in most areas, means that you will generally walk your dog close to your side in this neighborhood. It's also not the best neighborhood for being on wheels with your dog, but the streets themselves can still offer great strolls.
Luckily, there is an absolutely gorgeous place to walk your dog bordering Prospect Heights. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a gorgeous area to explore, with the lovely and diverse plants and attractive landscaping. In addition to that, Prospect Park is a huge park that has many ballfields and the Prospect Park Zoo, in addition to miles of forested paths.
Walking through most of the streets of Prospect Heights is a bit tight, with the attractive buildings pushing close up against sidewalks that lack dividers. For more enjoyable and loose leash walking, as well as the opportunity to bicycle, rollerblade, or skateboard with your dog, head towards the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and Prospect Park that border Prospect Heights.
Prospect Park offers a diverse experience for you and your dog to explore, from open grassy areas that are perfect for a game of frisbee or fetch to the lovely trails around the Prospect Park Lake with views of the duck island where you are almost certain to see birds.
The proximity to areas where people congregate, like the carousel and the zoo, offer opportunities for you to work on obedience training with your young dog. Forested trails will allow you and your dog to feel like you are wandering through a wilderness, providing a stimulating experience for both of you.
Prospect Heights is fortunate enough to sit next to the gorgeous Prospect Park, as well as the lovely Botanical Garden. While much of Prospect Park is composed of well-maintained ball fields, grassy areas, and attractions like the carousel and zoo, there are many other areas that are left wild enough to attract all kinds of fascinating wildlife. Prospect Park Lake especially is likely to attract all sorts of bird life both residential and migratory, as this is one of the few natural drinking sources in the area.
Areas where the forest runs down into the lake offer you the opportunity to see one of the most interesting and diverse natural habitats, where you can see all kinds of wildlife like birds, amphibians, and raccoons.
Extensive walking trails through the thick forests give your dog the opportunity to smell all kinds of animals that have passed through the area recently, as well as hear creatures hidden in the dense shrubbery.