Bowery is a small neighborhood in Manhattan that encompasses Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Homes in Bowery tend to be four to five story apartment buildings that are nestled very close together. Plenty of mature tree cover makes walking along the wide sidewalks pleasant, but the lack of divider between sidewalk and street, as well as the busy vehicular and pedestrian traffic means that you will generally want to walk your dog on a close leash through most of the streets of Bowery.
To allow your dog to walk on a looser leash and enjoy skateboarding, bicycling, and rollerblading with your dog, you can head towards the center of Bowery and the lovely Sara D. Roosevelt Park. A community garden in this park will always give you something new to see with your dog, while extensive walking paths through forested terrain will allow your dog to enjoy a bit of freedom from a tight leash.
Bowery is a city neighborhood and walking along the streets requires you to keep your dog close. Luckily, Bowery has within it the extensive Sara D. Roosevelt Park where you can enjoy being on wheels with your dog or just allowing her to run.
Several grassy areas within this park will provide you with room to throw a ball or frisbee for your dog, while the network of charming paved paths through the forested park will let you have plenty of exploration space.
If you want a change, you can head several blocks to the coast and the John V. Lindsay East River Park. This park offers well-maintained walking trails along the waterway. You can enjoy the gorgeous views across the Hudson River, as well as appreciate the cooling breezes while you explore the wide walkway along the water's edge. Plenty of benches and water fountains will ensure that you and your dog remain comfortable along your walk.
Bowery is situated around the lovely Sara D. Roosevelt Park, so a chance at a natural walk on a loose leash is never far from this neighborhood. Sara D. Roosevelt Park runs up the center of the area, so it is never more than a couple of blocks away. The park has several ball fields, as well as a community garden. While this park does not provide enough cover for extensive wildlife to live here, you are likely to see whatever migratory bird life needs somewhere to roost as it passes through this area.
If you want a change from the Sara D. Roosevelt Park, you can head towards the coast and John V. Lindsay East River Park. This park will allow you to wander along well-maintained walking trails while enjoying the breezes coming off of the East River. There are plenty of opportunities in either park for exploration and an escape from the city that is what you are looking for.