Richmond Hill is an integrated neighborhood in Queens County, New York. Cultural diversity makes the neighborhood stand out of the southwestern part of Queens, which doesn't offer much for dog owners. You'll find plenty of recreational activities in the Forest Park neighborhood, just a skip and a hop away. Richmond Hill is home to urban residential quarters and a veterinary clinic, so you don't have to leave the borough to find quality vet care.
The surrounding areas located near the northern part of this neighborhood are thriving with opportunities for outdoor adventures. Feel free to visit The Overlook Dog Park in Kew Gardens, a simple, small and cozy facility with a well-maintained playground. Or, hit the miles of walking trails in the historic Forest Park, home to the Forest Park Carousel and the pet-friendly extension of Forest Park Dog Run. This off-leash section has a fence and plenty of room for your pup to roam!
Austin’s Ale House, the only pet-friendly eatery nearby, is just a treasure in Kew Gardens, serving delicious treats and welcoming hounds at the outdoor tables. This casual spot is an amazing place to hang out with like-minded dog owners and their pups, before heading to Puppy Paws Boutique for some snacks and dog supplies in Ozone Park.
Fresh Meadows is one of the central neighborhoods in Queens. Half of the borough is occupied by Cunningham Park, an amazing recreation area with multiple walking trails and shaded spots to hide on a sunny day and find some peace and quiet. Cunningham Park Dog Run is a pawesome pet-friendly extension for your pup to play off-leash while you relax on the benches, chatting with other owners and letting your mutt go wild. The area is small and fenced, but is big enough for Fido to make some new friends. Finish your adventure with a visit to Sabroso, a Mexican eatery with a nice outdoor patio that welcomes leashed pooches.
One of the biggest western neighborhoods of Queens, Forest Hills is a residential area that was formerly named “Whitepoint”. You'll find Flushing Meadows Corona Park to the east, home of the Underbridge Dog Run. This is a nice and friendly place to bring your pup for a good run or a set of morning drills when the place isn't packed with visitors. There are no drinking water fountains, and the cover is mostly dirt with occasional grass, so grab a bottle of water and a towel before visiting. On your way back, check out Forest Hill’s pet-friendly eateries situated near Austin Street, such as Red Mango, a fab place serving fruit smoothies and sweet frozen yogurts at the outdoor tables.
If you're traveling in North Queens, you will inevitably run into Flushing, an extensive residential neighborhood with a busy commercial area on its northern end. Lawrence Triangle Dog Park is a small and convenient spot to bring Fido for some off-leash exercise and games. You won't find many visitors here usually, but the park is still worth visiting, especially if you're staying in Queens for a while! Fenced and well maintained, the place is the pawfect playground for pups of all sizes. Want to try a bite of something new? Pay a visit to PappaRich in the commercial area of Flushing, a Malaysian restaurant welcoming leashed pups at the outdoor tables.
In Queens' Bay Terrace neighborhood, you'll find Little Bay Park, which has a few dog-friendly places near the shoreline. Start by exploring Little Bay Dog Run, a small but nice facility near the parking lot. The dog park is an extension of the main park, offering amazing bridge views and some walking opportunities for leashed pooches. Afterward, paw on over to Fort Totten Park just down the way, a large recreation area which welcomes leashed pooches to explore. Be sure to bring your own supplies, including water, doggie waste bags, and treats, for your adventures in this part of Queens.
The western portion of Queens is happy to welcome you and your buddy in Woodside, a commercial and residential neighborhood with several pet-friendly places where your buddy can play with some pups and savor some snacks in good company. Doughboy Park's dog run is an amazing example of a nicely organized dog spot connected to history and memorials. The dog park has a fence and plenty of room for exercises and drills on the agility equipment. Another cool spot for sports and socialization, located alongside Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, is Sherry Park. The fenced, well-shaded dog run here features benches, natural terrain, and plenty of space to play.