Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights is a sure shot for pups and their peeps heading out to the five boroughs to find new dog-friendly areas in New York. Tucked into a quiet street corner near the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, this one-acre park named after the famous musician who played here as a child features a small, uncrowded off-leash dog run that's perfect for pups who are licensed to chill. Don't sleep 'til you and your dog make it to this park in Brooklyn.
There's not much grass in this urban park, but more than one kind of tree puts a root down here. During your time in Adam Yauch Park, you'll enjoy the ample shade of silver lindens, Norway maples, pin oaks, and London plane trees. If you want to get your body movin', there's a basketball court and fitness equipment. While they're not made of brass, monkey bars still give two-legged kids something funky to do. In summer, furry girls and beastly boys can cool off in the dog-friendly spray showers. There's also a community garden, a greenhouse, and water fountains in this small, but amenity-laden park. Just don't sabotage your visit by forgetting to bring your own water bowl and waste bags.
Since there are other larger dog parks nearby, one of the perks of the dog run in Adam Yauch Park is that there are never too many yappers here. You and your dog won't have to fight for the right to frolic in this ivy-laden sanctuary. In fact, park rules discourage fighting, rough play, and barking, so this isn't the place to come if you want to make some noise. But if what you want is a peaceful place to bond with your dog, you should check it out. Several benches within the off-leash area give tired humans a place to rest and meditate while their pups make some friends.
If your dog's style is sweet and wild, bring them to Adam Yauch Park. You're sure to head home with a wag and a smile.