Hazelwood sits on the northern shore of the Monongahela River, but unfortunately, much of the riverside is unaccessible, as it was previously used for industrial spaces and is now in disrepair. However, there are local efforts to convert much of the riverside spaces into accessible parks and commercial spaces. Fun fact: famous rapper Wiz Khalifa is originally from the Hazelwood neighborhood!
Thankfully, even though this is a more urban city, there are plenty of trees and grassy areas around Hazelwood. During summer and sunny days, you should have plenty of shade and grass to cool off your pup's hot paw pads. Additionally, most of Hazelwood has sidewalks, so you and your pup have a safe place to walk away from traffic.
The boundaries of Hazelwood include Bigelow Street and Second Avenue to the north, Browns Hill Road to the east, Hazelwood Cemetery and the Monongahela River to the south, and the Monongahela River to the west. Two major Pittsburgh bridges enter into the neighborhood: Hot Metal Bridge and Glenwood Bridge.
There are a few mid-sized greenways throughout Hazelwood. These typically have small playgrounds for local children, benches or picnicking areas, and maybe a few sporting facilities. These parks include Gladstone Fields, Lewis Parklet, and Burgwin Park.
Smaller, local greenways include Flowers Avenue Garden, Chatsworth Flower Garden, Elizabeth Street Park, and Hazelwood Community Garden. There is also a larger park, which is mostly composed of sporting facilities, located on the northern border of the neighborhood known as Bud Hammer Field.