Briarwood is a large neighborhood in Queens between Richmond Hill and Jamaica Hills. It has great access to the gorgeous Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which you can follow up to the Queens Botanical Garden with your dog if you would like to. The large, natural Forest Park is a farther walk but may not be too far if you are near that side of Briarwood.
The streets of Briarwood are generally pleasant to walk through, with lots of green well-maintained yards and homes that are set back from the sidewalk. While some homes are fenced or set closer to the sidewalk, for the most part walking along the streets of Briarwood is pleasant. Several areas of the neighborhood offer gentle slopes which are nice to rollerblade or skateboard down with your dog. Nearly everywhere in this neighborhood has lots of tall, mature trees growing in the dividers and in the yards. Due to the gentle slope of some areas, there are places where houses are set up or down from the road, for an interesting architectural perspective.
Walking through the neighborhood of Briarwood is generally pleasant, due to the large yards that are attractively planted and the houses that are set well back from the sidewalk. Plenty of mature tree cover will make you feel like you are walking through a park, while gentle slopes in some areas provide the opportunity for you to enjoy some excitement and rollerblading, skateboarding, or bicycling with your dog. For an especially long stretch of road unbroken by dividing roads, consider circling the Junior High School and SCO Family of Services cluster of buildings near the center of the neighborhood. The sidewalk along this structure runs along attractive houses and is unbroken for a long period with gentle slopes, so it is perfect for rollerblading or skateboarding.
For a little change of scenery, you can head just past the border of Briarwood and explore the charming little Rufus King Park, with its lovely fountain and paths. For a more exciting experience you can head out of Briarwood to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and its two ponds.
While walking through Briarwood itself is very nice, if you want a change you can head towards one of several attractive parks nearby. Captain Tilly Park offers lovely walking trails through forested terrain surrounding a small and attractive pond. Lots of beautiful mature trees surround this gorgeous little pond, all easily accessible by well-maintained walking trails, will give you a lovely experience with your dog. Especially on hot, sunny New York days when you want to be near a little water, or even on cold windy days when the trees can break the wind, this is a lovely park to visit.
In the other direction, the large Forest Park provides miles of trails through natural forest. Your dog will love running on a loose leash down these gorgeous well maintained forest trails, and you will appreciate the beautiful views of tree cover and the chance to glimpse wildlife.
For yet another option in exploration with your dog, you can visit the nearby Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and its two lakes. One lake is devoted to sports fields, but the other is left natural, so you can enjoy approaching a pond with your dog.