The neighborhood of Floral Park, located in Queens, New York, is adjacent to a village located just to the south. This primarily residential neighborhood is intersected by Hillside Avenue and Jamaica Avenue borders the region to the south. These main roads have many restaurants, shops, and services located along them, and Floral Park residents can travel on foot to access them. When traveling as a pedestrian in Queens, be sure to check the weather forecast for the day. Rain is frequent in this coastal location and an umbrella or rain jacket may be required. If you are walking with your pooch, he may appreciate some gear to stay dry too, especially in winter when the wet weather can be paired with cool temperatures. Hot, humid days are frequent in summer and walking on particularly hot days may be better enjoyed earlier or later in the day when the heat is not such an issue.
The area is relatively flat and most streets are straight, so traveling on foot is easy. You and your dog can enjoy a leisurely stroll with few inclines to climb or twists and turns. Main roads will have more traffic than quieter residential streets, so exercise appropriate caution. Although the area is well built up, the mature landscaping and large shade trees that are abundant on boulevards and public and private streets lend greenery and make this neighborhood feel less urban.
The Floral Park neighborhood of Queens does not have any parks, as its name would imply. However, tree-lined streets provide greenways for walking in quiet residential blocks.
In the adjacent community to the east, there is a large beautiful park with plenty of green areas that can be accessed with a short drive. Alley Pond Park, located to the east, is a huge park over 600 acres in size with lots of hiking and cycling trails and off-leash areas for dogs to play. Make sure your dog has a good recall, as off-leash areas are not fenced. This park also features picnic and barbecue areas, so feel free to pack a lunch for you and your pup. There are athletic fields and facilities, playgrounds, fishing at the local lake, and a spray park. Not all areas are welcome to off-leash dogs, so have a leash handy, and watch for signage providing regulations in the park.