Coolidge Corner is the main district in Brookline, reaching along Harvard and Beacon Streets which act as popular destination spots. This neighborhood is a combination of small, locally owned businesses and chain stores with the S.S. Pierce Clock Tower sitting as a distinctive landmark. Coolidge Corner has above average pedestrian traffic because of its local amenities. A great walk would be by the JFK National Historic Site at 83 Beals St., the birthplace of John F. Kennedy! Aside from this, the area has a number of dog-friendly places. Michael’s Deli on Beacon between Center St. and Winchester St. has two outdoor tables where dogs are welcomed. Close by is the Curry House, offering Indian cuisine and two dog-friendly outdoor tables. The Starbucks between Beacon and Green will provide Puppuccinos just for your dog, but you can't bring dogs inside. Keeping them outdoors should be no big deal though, as Brookline average high in the summer generally doesn't go over 80 degrees.
The terrain of Coolidge Corner is mostly flat and made up of concrete pavement an sidewalk as it is a bustle of pedestrian activity. Because of its flatter terrain, it is an ideal spot for dogs that are not quite as fit and active. It shouldn't put too much of a strain on either you or your pup! Beacon Street and Harvard Street, as the main thoroughfares, are large multi-lane roads which require a bit of caution when traveling down. Luckily, the MTBA Green Trolley line runs through Beacon Street which can provide easy transportation from point A to point B in Coolidge Corner. You won't have to worry about finding ways to access the best of the amenities nearby. Despite this, walking in this neighborhood will still be mostly a sidewalk-heavy experience for your dog. This means that you should use care in the hot months when warm pavement can be harmful to sensitive paws.
While you will find planned treescapes in Coolidge Corner, there are few greenways in the neighborhood for you and your pup to utilize. Never fear, however, as there are places outside of the borders of this area that only require a short walk or car trip to get to!
At the west edge of the neighborhood, you will see St. Mark's Park. It sits at the corner of Park Street and Marion Street next to the historic St. Mark's Methodist Church. This park is a circular space with a walking path surrounding an open greenway which offers plenty of space for your pup to roam and explore as long as you keep them securely on a leash. The walking path has a tree canopy that covers most of the terrain which provides plenty of shade in the summer months. It also offers bench seating for a quiet break or a perfect spot to people-watch!