There are a variety of trails that wind gently around the lake and even a special spot for pups, called Dog Beach, where four-legged New Yorkers can splash in the water and cool off during a hot and steamy day in the city. Prospect Park South is one of the best neighborhoods for dog walking, and your dog will be begging to head there for a walk in Prospect Park all summer long.
Though there isn't a designated dog park, Peninsula Meadow allows off-leash fun from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM every day. There is plenty of room for your pup to romp and play, chase a frisbee, or just feel the grass beneath his feet. There is even a dog-friendly beach that hot, city pooches can cool off in during the summer.