The neighborhood around West 72nd Street is comprised primarily of tall apartment buildings that are spaced flush together, with relatively wide sidewalks that have no divider between sidewalk and road. Many mature trees and beautiful architecture can make this a lovely walk, though the close spacing of the buildings and relatively little sidewalk could make it a little tough for four legged friend to enjoy.
There are little sections of natural escape like Verdi Square, but heading either way on West 72nd Street will lead you to an absolutely wonderful place to walk your dog. If you head towards the Hudson River you can enjoy water views and a very long park along the Henry Hudson Parkway. Heading the other way on West 72nd Street will bring you to Central Park with its extended walking paths and beautiful lakes.
Whichever direction you go on West 72nd Street, you are bound to find one of the most lovely places in New York to walk your dog.
Walking in the neighborhood directly around West 72nd Street with your dog is a wholly urban experience, as the buildings loom closely to the street and you'll need to keep your dog on a close leash. However, if you go either direction on West 72nd Street you will find a wonderful place to walk your dog that you both can enjoy.
Central Park is one of the most lovely places you can imagine to explore with your dog, with its extensive walking paths, lots of tree cover, and all sorts of natural wonders to check out. There are even rocky areas for you to let your dog test herself and lakes to explore. With this many walking paths, you're unlikely ever to get bored exploring Central Park.
For something different, go the other way on West 72nd Street and you will find yourself at the extended park along the Henry Hudson Parkway. This lovely park also provides plenty of walking paths, as well as the Hudson River Greenway, which runs along the water.
While West 72nd Street is itself very thickly populated and has closely spaced buildings, walking either direction on the street will lead you to a lovely natural paradise. The park around the Hudson Riverwalk Greenway has lots of tall trees surrounding wonderful green spaces for you and your dog to explore. Walking paths go winding through the trees and across the grassy areas, while the Hudson River Greenway provides a steady place for you to walk along the river with your dog. Especially on hot New York days, you will find the opportunity to walk along the river on the Hudson River Greenway invaluable. There are also lots of piers coming off of the Greenway where you can challenge your dog to walk out over the water.
Walking the other way on West 72nd Street will bring you to Central Park, where you will have all of your park needs met. While some people complain that Central Park can be crowded, most of the time you are likely to find a lovely natural place to walk with your dog. This park has multiple little ponds and lakes as well as both wooded and cleared areas for you to enjoy with your dog.