New Utrecht is a sweet little neighborhood near the Dyker Beach Golf Course and not far from the water of Gravesend Bay. Many homes are three-story apartment buildings with little, fenced yards and a charming brick construction. Sidewalks merge directly into the divider except in places where mature trees are planted, so while walking along the streets is pleasant with the typically tall tree cover and wide sidewalks, there is nothing dividing the sidewalk from the street.
For this reason, you may not feel comfortable walking your dog on a very loose leash through these neighborhood streets, or skateboarding, biking, or rollerblading. If you feel very confident controlling your dog on a bike, you may get away with it on these streets, since there is generally room to avoid pedestrians. For a truly lovely walk right on the corner of New Utrecht, head towards the golf course. While you can't go on the course itself with your dog, you can enjoy the lovely park on the corner.
Walking through the three-story apartment buildings of New Utrecht can be pleasant with many mature trees. However, there is not much of a divider between road and sidewalk so there are not many places where you can let your dog walk on a loose leash in this area.
If you would like to let your dog walk on a longer leash or enjoy bike riding, rollerblading, or skateboarding, head to the golf course on the corner of New Utrecht. Not only is there a charming little park on the corner nearest New Utrecht, but also the walk along the entire golf course is very nice with a wide sidewalk and good divider all the way. This is a great place to bike ride, rollerblade, or skateboard with your dog, since there is a long stretch of sidewalk with no streets intersecting it, and a good divider.
There is also a little playground and walking trail here for you to explore with your dog. Lots of benches and wide open spaces mean that you can relax and let your dog mill around or play a game of ball.
While you can't walk through most of the Dyker Beach Golf Course with your dog, there is a lovely little park on the corner for you to enjoy. You can let your dog walk on a loose leash down these forested paths around the playground and open seating areas. While you shouldn't walk your dog onto the ball courts, there is a large green space between the ball court and the fence that borders the sidewalk that you will enjoy walking down with your dog. This open space lets you keep your dog on a loose leash without worrying about getting near traffic. Periodic benches give you room to rest and relax when you get tired on hot New York days.
While this park isn't large or natural enough to encourage much wildlife, the extensive grassy area and tree cover does encourage what wildlife there is in this neighborhood. For this reason, you have a great chance of seeing migratory bird life, a hawk or falcon, or squirrels or raccoons in this area.