Mcarthur Park is a tiny pocket of single-family homes located just off Mason Avenue near the Halifax River. While you won't find much in the way of parks and green space here, you will find a fantastic selection of restaurants nearby including Caribbean Jack's Restaurant and Bar right on the riverside.
Living here also puts you next door to the Seabreeze Boulevard Bridge that takes you over to the beachside where you find several of the best nightclubs. Then, of course, there is the World's Most Famous Beach where you and Fido can spend hours walking, jogging, and playing in the sand and surf.
Remember that during the 90-degree weather in the summer, the dry, white sand can become very hot and can cause painful burns to a dog's paws. Luckily, in the winter when everyone up north is bundled up for the cold, you and Fido will still be walking on the beach in the 50-degree weather.
The terrain around Mcarthur Park is somewhat suburban in nature with plenty of sidewalks for you and your pup to take your daily walks on. There is a walking trail running alongside the Halifax River that starts on this side of the Main Street Bridge and wanders along until you reach City Island Park. The trail takes you through a few areas of grass that are perfect for your dog to walk on instead of the paved trail. They can also use these to go potty, but be sure you bring along a bag or two in case they should happen to leave something behind.
Over on City Island, there are wide open areas of grass with walking trails you can use to add a little more variety to your walks. During the summer months, you should take your strolls with Fido during the early morning hours before things start heating up.
Beyond the small areas of grass along the riverside trail and on City Island, there isn't much in the way of green space for the two of you to play on. If you want another option for outdoor fun, there is always the beach.
The beach offers 23 miles of sand for the two of you to hike on. Use the soft, dry sand for a good leg muscle workout first to help improve your overall stamina. When you reach the end of your walk, turn around and use the wet, hard-packed sand by the surf's edge to come back to your starting point. This is a good time to kick off your shoes and run around with your four-legged friend in the surf. It's a great way to cool off and lots of fun for both of you! Just remember to obey local leash laws and ensure that your pooch stays safely at your side.