South Ozone Park is a square neighborhood located in Queens between Ozone Park and South Jamaica. Baisley Pond Park borders it on one side and it is not far from the coast and the winding Spring Creek Park. Sidewalks tend to be wide, with houses set back from the street. Houses are closely spaced, and most have fenced side yards between them. About half the yards are fenced and the other half unfenced, for a general feeling of openness while walking down neighborhood streets.
There are not many trees, but those that are present are mature for the most part, and the small gardens are attractive and well maintained. Blocks tend to be long and straight without many intersecting roads, so this is a relatively good neighborhood to rollerblade, bicycle, or skateboard with your dog. While the Resorts World Casino and its Aqueduct Racetrack are not a good place to go with your dog, the street that borders it, especially 114th Street, provides a long stretch of unbroken sidewalk, much of which runs along lovely mature trees. This is an especially good place to skateboard or rollerblade with your dog, due to the lack of dividing streets.
The neighborhood streets of South Ozone Park are pleasant to walk down with your dog, with the wide streets, sidewalks that are divided from the road, and charming one or two story houses with well landscaped front yards. Straight streets without many dividing roads provide a good place to skateboard, rollerblade, or bicycle with your dog. While the streets around the Resorts World Casino are an especially good place to find an unbroken stretch of sidewalk, most of the streets in this neighborhood are great to walk on with your dog.
If you are looking for a change, you can head towards the perimeter of South Ozone Park towards Baisley Pond Park. While the part of this park that borders the neighborhood is primarily devoted to sports fields, by crossing Rockaway Boulevard you can go to Baisley Pond Park with the large beautiful Baisley pond and its lovely walking trails. Attractive walking trails lead from the sidewalk that borders the street down around the lake and cross through forested grassy areas. Whether you want to stay on the trail or walk down towards the water, or if you want to play a game of football or frisbee on the grassy areas, this is a great park to go to with your dog.
While there is not much green space in South Ozone Park itself, there are attractive parks accessible to you from this neighborhood. The lovely Baisley Pond Park provides miles of attractive and well-maintained walking paths through grassy and forested areas along the edge of the lake. This is a great place to go with your dog on hot New York days when you would like a breath of fresh air coming off of the water. All of the lovely grassy areas and mature trees will give you the feeling of being in a charming field while the lake provides opportunities for you and your dog to enjoy looking at geese, ducks, and many other waterfowl both residential and migratory.
Another great park that is accessible to you from South Ozone Park is the gorgeous Spring Creek Park. This lovely park runs along the waterside and provides a natural beach for you to explore with your dog. This park is extensive, covering a large area of coastline around the neighborhood of Howard Beach and stretching up into the narrow waterways of Betts Creek. You can enjoy exploring these paths with your dog or have fun down on the beach. On hot summer days, there isn't much better than a dip in the water at a natural park with your dog.