Woodside is a pleasant neighborhood in Queens that is between Astoria and Jackson Heights. Homes in Woodside are made up primarily of two-story brick single family homes that are spaced flush together or similarly spaced four to five-story apartment buildings. Most streets do not have a divider between the sidewalk and road so you may find that you feel like you need to keep your dog on a relatively close leash while walking through most of Woodside.
While there are streets that stretch for several blocks unbroken by dividing roads, because of the relatively narrow sidewalk and close space of the largely fenced small front yards, this is not an ideal place for skateboarding, bicycling, or rollerblading with your dog. A grassy planned community near the perimeter of Woodside provides better walking along wide sidewalks that are away from the road, as well as plenty of grassy spaces and mature tree cover for a nicer place to walk in Woodside.
Walking through most of Woodside will cause you to feel like you need to keep your dog on a close leash, due to the lack of dividers between sidewalk and street. The relatively busy roads and sidewalks give little room to get out of the way of pedestrians due to the houses that push right up on the sidewalk. For a nicer walking experience and a chance at doing activities on wheels with your dog, consider one of the little planned communities in Woodside that offer more extensive grassy areas and walking trails.
Windmuller Park and Doughboy park in the corner of Woodside also provide a nice break from neighborhood walking. These parks provide lots of attractive mature tree cover and much of the park is set up a little bit from the road so you will feel like you can get away from traffic for a change. Plenty of pleasant benches and lots of open grassy area will make these parks a great place for you to escape city streets.
To get away from the city streets in Woodside, you can seek out the little parks in the corner of Woodside, Windmuller Park and Doughboy Park. These connected parks provide plenty of mature tree cover and lovely grassy areas for you and your dog to explore. Big Bush Park near the center of Woodside is primarily a ballpark but does offer some tree cover, and the Nathan Weidenberg park across from it offers lots of tree cover and some pleasant walking trails.
For more extensive exploration, you can head towards the coast and Doria Park with its lovely waterside walking trails near the bridge. Astoria Park also offers a natural shoreline for you to explore with your dog and a lovely walking trail beside mature trees along the water. At another point along the shoreline, you can find Ralph Demarco park, with its long waterside pathway and natural rocky shoreline.