Fieldston is a small neighborhood that sits just south of Yonkers in the northwestern part of the Bronx. Butting up against the New York/New Jersey border, Fieldston is affluent, boasting mostly high-end living and the large Manhattan College campus. The neighborhood is encircled by Henry Hudson Parkway to its north and west, with Van Cortlandt Park taking up the entirety of its eastern border. The area is well removed from some of the more urban landscapes of the rest of New York City, hidden in trees and winding roads that follow the terrain. Though its proximity to the water may present some mugginess in hotter temperatures, Fieldston has enough opportunities to get some natural shade, that it’s not hard to stay cool. Most of the businesses in the area remain around the outside edge, so if you’re looking to explore a little green hideaway, the inner streets of Fieldston is an ideal place to do it.
While most of Fieldston is green, the area has surprisingly little space when it comes to parks. The only noticeable park in the neighborhood is Brust Park which is directly to the west of the Manhattan College campus. While the park is small, it offers both a playground and a few casual walking trails, though there is no dog-specific area so keeping your pup on leash is essential. If you’re looking for a much larger area to wander, the nearby Van Cortlandt Park can be your alternative. Van Cortlandt offers recreational areas, walking trails, educational areas, and even three different dog runs. You have your pick of the litter if you decide to go outside the boundaries of Fieldston. However, the neighborhood itself is still a lovely area in general and you may be satisfied with what it offers without having to go too far.