This park features a playground, and is pet-friendly. Pooches are welcome on their leashes, and their humans are expected to clean up after them, so be sure to bring some waste bags with you. Water is a good idea, too as there's none provided. Lorraine Dixon's most prominent aspect is the open green space that has been cultivated with thick grass, shrubs, shade trees and flowers. A long, crushed stone path winds its way through the length of the park and is a great way to enjoy a long stroll with your fur-pup surrounded by nature. Entrances are on East 87th Street and South Dauphin Avenue.
A brick-paved plaza planted with greenery and heather is a pawrfect spot to stop for a rest, to listen to the birds, and watch the chipmunks and rabbits foraging for their next meal. Bring a picnic lunch and sit on a wrought-iron bench with your loyal canine at your side, perhaps sharing your meal, or the pup treats in your pocket. A blanket under a tree may suit you better, especially as there is no shade around the plaza. Another urban garden lies nearby, planted with perennial greenery. Read a book, get some sun, take a nap, or just watch the world go by in this reclaimed space.
Whatever your goals for spending time outdoors with your furry bestie, sometimes a relatively quiet, uncomplicated open space is exactly what you need to re-charge and re-energize. Take a break and come down to Lorraine Dixon Park!