Bark for the Park! (Notable Dog Parks in Brooklyn, NY)

Q: What’s better than a pig ear, more inviting than a sweaty sock, and guaranteed to stimulate the most tail wags per minute?

A: A day at the dog park! Well, with Rover, that is.

A little fresh air and quality time filled with socializing, romping, and fetching is an unparalleled treat for canines and their humans. Why not visit one of these pet-friendly dog parks in Brooklyn, New York?

Best Dog Parks In Brooklyn

Prospect Park: boasts the biggest off-leash gathering in all of New York City. Daily, before 9:00 am, hundreds of pooches and their humans romp in the Long Meadow and enjoy the doggie beach on warm days. 33 Parkside, Brooklyn, NY

Hillside Dog Park: With recycled wood chips from tree pruning and Christmas trees, pet owners can enjoy large circular benches, lots of shaded areas, and lovely grounds maintained by volunteers via Friends of Hillside Dog Park. It’s the largest fenced in doggie park in all of Brooklyn with more than two acres, big and little dog areas, water for all, and even a colorful garden. Columbia Heights & Vine St, Brooklyn, NY

Fort Green Park: Centuries after its American Revolution history (with forts built for both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812), pet lovers now anticipate their Great PUPkin Costume Contest held each October, along with off-leash romping over tree-filled, sloping hills. Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave., between Washing Park and St. Edwards St, Brooklyn, NY

Brower Park: Nestled in the peaceful neighborhood of Crown Heights, dogs on leash are welcome to play in this family oriented, well maintained park. Cited as “one of the prettiest small parks in the city,” in Brooklyn Department of Parks Annual Report, it offers gentle terrain, thick trees, curvy walks, and even an iron ornamental fence. St. Mark's Ave., Park Pl. between Brooklyn Ave. and Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY

McGorlick Dog Run Park: A regular gathering for those in the neighborhood, the park is clean, friendly, and offers lots of shade and sitting areas for dogs and their owners. Large and small dog friendly spaces with spacious runs and the added bonus of a great dog store across the street. N Henry St and Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY

McCarren Park: This park has been around for more than 10 years with a committee dedicated to continually improvements. They offer separate large and small dog runs with solid fencing, ample shade, sitting areas, and a chipped ground cover. Driggs Avenue (North 12th Street), Brooklyn, NY

Have a ball at the park ─ or at least bring one! Nothing compares to a day out with our furry friends. Work up an appetite? Here's a great reference for pet-friendly restaurants in Brooklyn.

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