It doesn't matter whether you are looking for a long walk in the beautiful, natural landscape preserved in the Northern end of Prospect Park, or you're taking an evening stroll along Park Slope's historic city streets, you and your dog will enjoy a great stretch of the legs. This popular neighborhood was once bucolic farmland, which has been preserved in places like Long Meadow and became a popular "streetcar suburb" in the 1800s when developers built the beautiful Victorian homes that still stand today for wealthy New Yorkers looking to get out of the city.
Venture into Prospect Park and the terrain changes considerably. Choose any of the paths nearby and you'll find yourself wandering through some of the oldest growth trees in Brooklyn, incredible meadows your pup can frolic across, and lots of natural bird and plant habitat that will take you back to when Brooklyn was farmland cultivated by Dutch immigrants before the American Revolution.
If your pup is more into romping than taking in the historical culture of the area, bring him to South Slope Dog Park to run with his friends. This fenced-in dog park is a safe place to meet up for dog play dates. It's mostly dirt and there are several picnic tables for you to hang out on. Prospect Park's Long Meadow allows off-leash dogs to run and roam from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM and from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM, a perfect spot for a game of fetch.