The Brooklyn Bridge was built in 1883 and it was originally designed to be crossed by wagons and carriages, as well as on foot. You can actually walk across the East River. If you walk toward Manhattan, you will get a glorious view of the city's grand buildings and canyons. If you look up, you will see the appearance of a delicate lattice-work of cables that belies the steel used to strengthen the structure.
And if you look toward Brooklyn, you will see some wonderful green spaces. There are a lot of parks on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Bridge. Over one mile at the base of the bridge is made up of parks and green space, plenty of room for anyone tired of New York's concrete to relax and get some sun and fresh air.
The Brooklyn Bridge Dog Park is in a neighborhood in Brooklyn popularly known as DUMBO, Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Because of the bridge, it can be very loud in this dog park. The good news, of course, is that your dog can be as loud as she wants without bothering your neighbors!
The dog park is about half an acre, well-fenced, but it is rubberized. This means that your dog will not get muddy or wet and that the park will not have the kind of odors that can be found in dog parks with wood chips. It helps that there is a slight rise in the middle of the park that helps rain, and other water, run off. If you would like your dog to feel grass and earth under her paws, she is welcome throughout the rest of the park on a leash.
The Brooklyn Bridge Dog Run has bench seating but no poop bags, so please come prepared. The best part of the dog run is the people. Dog people everywhere tend to be very friendly, and the dog parents at the dog run will be among the nicest people you will meet in New York,