Dyker Heights is a large neighborhood that is bordered by Bay Ridge on one side and Bensonhurst on the other. The Dyker Beach Golf Course is encompassed by this neighborhood, as is part of John Paul Jones Park. Homes in Dyker Heights tend to be attractive single family homes and apartment buildings.
Homes have tiny front yards that are generally fenced in with brick, and the relatively narrow sidewalks do not have dividers between sidewalk and road. Lots of mature tree cover makes walking down the neighborhood streets of Dyker Heights pleasant, but the close quarters and heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic means that you are likely to keep your dog on a short leash while walking through most of the area.
To find a more natural place to enjoy, you can head towards McKinley Park and its attractive walking trails or head past the golf course to the sprawling John Paul Jones Park that runs along the coastline of Gravesend Bay.
Due to the closely spaced apartment buildings and relatively narrow sidewalks without dividers, walking through the city streets of Dyker Heights feels somewhat cramped. If you would like to be on wheels with your dog or walk her on a looser leash without worrying about intersecting traffic, you can head towards the Dyker Beach Golf Course and walk along the sidewalk that borders the course. This sidewalk extends for many miles without intersecting traffic so you can feel safe being on wheels with your dog on the streets bordering the golf course.
For a truly lovely walk along the water, cross the highway and head for the wide, grassy park that runs along the water here. Your dog will love playing ball in the grassy areas and she can even explore the rocky shoreline. You will love the cooling breezes coming off the water, especially on very hot New York days.
Dyker Heights has access to several pleasant greenways that you can enjoy together. John Paul Jones Park, which runs along the coastline of Dyker Heights, provides a pleasant grassy area for you to explore along the waterway. There is also a natural rocky shoreline where you can have a great chance of seeing wildlife like shore birds and crabs.
There is also a forested area around Dyker Beach Park that your dog will like exploring and a smattering of regional parks within Dyker Heights where you can stretch your legs if you don't feel like walking all the way to the water. McKinley Park offers little walking trails through pleasant tree cover. At the far side of Dyker Heights, Leif Ericson Park provides a fairly large grassy area for you to enjoy with your dog. While this is not a huge park, it is large enough for you to have a pleasant stroll.