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By June 30, 2011June 4th, 2020No Comments

Going to the dog park sometime soon? Well, take a look at the important tips on how to best use the dog runs and be a gracious guest with your precious pet.

* Dogs in Parks: Rules & Regulations

With proof of current dog license and rabies vaccination, owners can allow dogs to run off-leash in certain designated areas from the time the park opens until 9 a.m. AND from 9 p.m. until the park closes. Continue reading rules & regulations.

* NYC Pet Owners Guide (PDF, 486 KB)

This guide outlines rules and suggestions, so that all New Yorkers can enjoy our about 29,000 acres of parkland.

Where to Go With Your Dog

There are four designations for areas within parkland.

No dogs allowed: Dogs are not permitted in these areas at any time. These areas include playgrounds, zoos, swimming pools/facilities, bathing areas/beaches*, fountains, ballfields, or on basketball/handball/tennis courts.

Dogs must be on leash at all times: Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times when in these areas.

Dog Runs: Dog runs are large, fenced-in areas for dogs to exercise unleashed. Created with the expertise of a Parks Department landscape architect and volunteers, the runs encourage play while supplying good drainage, safe lighting, and healthy plantings.

Designated Off-Leash Areas: Certain park areas allow dogs to be off-leash from the time the park opens until 9 a.m. AND from 9 p.m. until the park closes. Dog owners/attendants with dogs off-leash in these designated areas must obey all general rules, including having their dog under control at all times, licensing the dog, and carrying proof of the dog’s rabies vaccination. Parks that contain designated off-leash areas are listed by borough below. Reminder: Off-leash rules do not apply to park areas where dogs are strictly prohibited (e.g. playgrounds, tennis courts, athletic fields, and basketball/handball courts).
Search for Dog Runs Near You
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* Bronx
* Brooklyn
* Manhattan
* Queens
* Staten Island

Alley Pond Park
Address: Grand Central Parkway/Winchester Boulevard/Kingsbury Avenue
Type: Off-Leash
Astoria Park
Type: Off-Leash
Baisley Pond Park
Address: Between119th and 123rd avenues
Type: Off-Leash
Baisley Pond Park
Address: Lakevien Lane between Foch Boulevard and Lakeview Lane East
Type: Off-Leash
Bayswater Park
Type: Off-Leash
Crocheron Park
Address: By gazebos, west of 35 Avenue & Cross Island Parkway
Type: Off-Leash
Cunningham Park
Address: 193rd Street between Aberdeen Road & Radnor Road
Type: Run
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Type: Off-Leash
Forest Park
Address: 85 Street and 84 Street and Park Lane South
Type: Off-Leash
Forest Park Dog Run
Address: Park Lane South & 85th Street
Type: Run
Juniper Valley Park
Type: Off-Leash
La Guardia Landing Lights
Type: Off-Leash
Landing Lights
Address: Grand Central Parkway, 81 Street & 82 Street & Astoria Boulevard, 23 Avenue 84, 24 thru 30 Avenues, 77 Street through 81 Street
Type: Off-Leash
Little Bay Dog Run
Address: North side of the Cross Island Parkway & Utopia Parkway
Type: Run
MacNeil Park
Address: Mainly zone #1
Type: Off-Leash
Murray Playground
Address: 21st Street & 45th Road (southeastern side of the park)
Type: Run
Queensbridge Park
Type: Off-Leash
Rainey Park
Type: Off-Leash
Ralph DeMarco Park
Type: Off-Leash
Rockaway Comm Park
Address: Almeda Avenue between Beach 51st Street and Beach 54th Street
Type: Off-Leash
Rockaway Freeway Dog Park
Address: Rockaway Freeway and Beach 84th Street
Type: Run
Sherry Park
Address: Queens Boulevard, 65 Place, and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
Type: Run
Springfield Park
Type: Off-Leash
Underbridge Playground
Address: 64th Avenue/64th Road on Grand Central Parkway service road
Type: Run
Veteran’s Grove
Address: Judge Street & Whitney Avenue (south side of Park)
Type: Run
Windmuller Park (Doughboy Plaza)
Address: Woodside Avenue, 54-56 streets
Type: Run
Yellowstone Park
Address: Sitting area located at 68 Road and Yellowstone Boulevard.
Type: Off-Leash
Notes: Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. only
Allison Park
Address: Field at the end of the trail bordered by Prospect Avenue, Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery, and the pond.
Type: Off-Leash
Amundsen Trail
Address: Between Amboy Road and Hylan Boulevard
Type: Off-Leash
Arthur Von Briesen Park
Address: Lawn area, mid-park right side
Type: Off-Leash
Bloomingdale Park
Address: Maguire Avenue behind athletic fields closer to Romona Avenue
Type: Run
Clove Lakes Park
Address: Open field above picnic area near Royal Oak Rd. & Rice Ave.
Type: Off-Leash
Clove Lakes Park
Address: Brookside Avenue between Alpine Court & Kingsley Avenue (lawn area)
Type: Off-Leash
Clove’s Tail Park
Address: Lawn area, corner of Victory Boulevard & Little Clove Road
Type: Off-Leash
Conference House Park
Address: South of Visitors Center on Satterlee Street between Claremont Avenue & Billopp Street
Type: Off-Leash
Cozzens Woods Park
Address: Page Avenue between Hylan Boulevard & Amboy Road
Type: Off-Leash
Crescent Beach Park
Address: Tennyson Drive & Glover Avenue. Located at meadow area leading to beach
Type: Off-Leash
Evergreen Park
Address: Greaves Avenue & Evergreen Street
Type: Off-Leash
Father Macris Park
Address: Lawn area beyond ballfield
Type: Off-Leash
Lemon Creek Park
Address: Bottom of Seguine Avenue at Johnston Terrace; just below playground
Type: Off-Leash
Ocean Breeze Park
Type: Off-Leash
Silver Lake Park
Address: Victory Boulevard below the pavilion, across from the Parkview Apartments
Type: Run
South Beach Park
Type: Off-Leash
Notes: On sand after Labor Day and before Memorial Day
Willowbrook Park
Address: Archery Range Field
Type: Off-Leash
Wolfe’s Pond Park Dog Run
Address: Run is to left of Cornelia Avenue
Type: Run
Asser Levy Park
Address: Surf Avenue, Sea Breeze Avenue, West 5th Street, Ocean Parkway
Type: Off-Leash
Breukelen Park
Address: All areas excluding the playground and ballfields
Type: Off-Leash
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Address: Adams Street and N/S Plymouth Street
Type: Run
Brooklyn War Memorial
Address: Cadman Plaza Park, Cadman Plaza West & East & Prospect Street
Type: Off-Leash
Canarsie Park
Address: All areas excluding the playground, ballfields, and Natural Areas.
Type: Off-Leash
Coffey Park
Address: King Street, Richards Street, and Verona Street at Dwight and Pioneer Streets
Type: Off-Leash
Cooper Park
Address: Olive Street and Maspeth Avenue
Type: Run
DiMattina Park
Address: Hicks & Woodhull streets
Type: Run
Dyker Beach Park
Address: 7th Avenue and 86th Street
Type: Run
Dyker Beach Park
Address: Cropsey Avenue, Bay 8th Street, and Poly Place
Type: Off-Leash
Fort Greene Park
Address: DeKalb Avenue & Washington Park
Type: Off-Leash
Friends Field Park
Address: East 4th Street, Avenue L, and McDonald Avenue
Type: Off-Leash
Fulton Park
Type: Off-Leash
Grand Ferry Park
Type: Off-Leash
Herbert Von King Park
Address: Marcy Avenue & Lafayette Avenue
Type: Off-Leash
Herbert Von King Park
Address: Marcy Avenue & Lafayette Avenue
Type: Run
Hillside Park
Address: Columbia Heights & Middagh Street
Type: Run
J.J. Byrne Memorial Park
Address: 3rd to 4th streets, 4th to 5th avenues
Type: Run
John Paul Jones Park
Address: 4th Avenue and 101st Street
Type: Off-Leash
Kaiser Park
Address: Neptune Avenue between West 24th Street & Bayview Avenue, Coney Island Creek
Type: Off-Leash
Leif Ericson Park
Address: 67th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
Type: Off-Leash
Lincoln Terrace Park
Address: Eastern Parkway between Buffalo and Rochester avenues
Type: Off-Leash
Macri Square Park
Address: Union Turnpike and Metropolitan Avenue
Type: Off-Leash
Notes: Off-leash dogs are permitted throughout this small park.
Manhattan Beach
Address: East of Ocean Avenue, North Shore Rockaway inlet
Type: Run
Marine Park
Address: All areas excluding the playgrounds, ballfields, and Natural Areas.
Type: Off-Leash
McCarren Park
Address: North 12th Street, Driggs Avenue and Union Avenue
Type: Run
McGolrick Park
Address: North Henry Street and Driggs Avenue
Type: Run
McKinley Park
Address: Fort Hamilton Parkway, 7th Avenue, 73rd Street to 75th Street
Type: Off-Leash
Mount Prospect Park
Address: Eastern Parkway between Washington and Underhill avenues
Type: Off-Leash
Owls Head Park
Address: 68th Street and Shore Road
Type: Run
Palmetto Playground
Address: Columbia Place & State Street
Type: Run
Prospect Park
Address: Middle & Upper Long Meadow (excludes ballfield area in the Lower Long Meadow), Nethermead, Peninsula.
Type: Off-Leash
Shore Road Park
Address: Shore Road, 4th Avenue to 69th Street
Type: Off-Leash
Sunset Park
Address: Sunset Park Oval lawn area only, center of park 44th Street, 41st Street, 6th Avenue
Type: Off-Leash
Bronx Park
Address: Unionport & Sagamore on Bronx Park East to 233rd Street
Type: Off-Leash
Claremont Park
Type: Off-Leash
Crotona Park
Address: Except for playgrounds and other areas where dogs are expressly prohibited via signage, all areas of the park are off-leash during designated hours.
Type: Off-Leash
DeVoe Park
Address: 192nd & Jerome Avenue
Type: Off-Leash
Ewen Park
Address: Riverdale to Johnson avenues, south of West 232nd Street
Type: Run
Frank S. Hackett Park
Address: Riverdale Avenue at Henry Hudson Parkway
Type: Run
Franz Sigel Park
Address: Center of the park, just north of the ballfields which would line up with around 155th Street.
Type: Run
Henry Hudson Park
Address: Kappock Street and Independence Avenue
Type: Off-Leash
Hylan Park
Address: Except for playgrounds and other areas where dogs are expressly prohibited via signage, all areas of the park are off-leash during designated hours.
Type: Off-Leash
Joseph Rodham Drake
Type: Off-Leash
Macombs Dam Park
Type: Off-Leash
Mullaly Park
Type: Off-Leash
Pelham Bay Park
Address: Middletown Road & Stadium Avenue, northwest of parking lot.
Type: Off-Leash
Notes: The dog run at Pelham Bay Park is close to Watt Avenue and Middletown Road. Both streets merge at the entrance to the parking lot on Middletown Road. The dog run is about 100 yards east of that point.
Please download our map of permitted on-leash dog areas.
Richman (Echo) Park
Type: Off-Leash
Riverdale Park
Address: Palisade Avenue from West 232 Street to West 254 Street
Type: Off-Leash
Seton Park
Address: West 232nd Street & Independence Avenue
Type: Run
Siren Slope Park
Address: Bailey Avenue and West 230 Street
Type: Off-Leash
Spuyten Duyvil Park
Address: Palisade Avenue and Independence Avenue
Type: Off-Leash
St. James Park
Address: 92nd & Jerome Avenue
Type: Off-Leash
Notes: St. James closes at 9:00 p.m. and opens at 7:00 a.m. Therefore, the off-leash policy only applies between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Tremont Park
Address: Except for playgrounds and other areas where dogs are expressly prohibited via signage, all areas of the park are off-leash during designated hours.
Type: Off-Leash
University Woods Park
Type: Off-Leash
Van Cortlandt Park
Address: Broadway and 252 Street
Type: Run
Wallenberg Forest Park
Address: Palisade Avenue, Douglas Avenue, West 235 Street
Type: Off-Leash
Williamsbridge Oval
Address: 3225 Reservoir Oval East
Type: Run
Carl Schurz Park (2 runs)
Address: East End Avenue to East River from Gracie Square (East 84th Street) to 89th Street
Type: Run
Central Park
Address: Though there are no enclosed dog runs, there are 23 particularly dog-friendly areas scattered throughout the Park.
Type: Off-Leash
Notes: Please visit Central Park Conservancy’s Dogs in the Park page for park-specific rules and details on dog-friendly areas.
Chelsea Waterside Park
Address: 11th Ave and 22nd Street
Type: Run
Notes: *Please note: this dog run is administered by the Hudson River Park Trust.
More information.
Coleman Oval Park
Address: Pike and Monroe streets
Type: Run
Corlears Hook Park
Address: Cherry Street and Jackson Street (on the north side of the park building)
Type: Run
De Witt Clinton Park (2 runs)
Address: West 52nd Street & West 54th Street, between 10th & 11th avenues
Type: Run
East River Esplanade at 63rd Street
Address: East River at 63rd Street
Type: Run
East River Park
Address: In the sunken circle area only (between Delancey and Houston Streets next to tennis courts).
Type: Off-Leash
Fish Bridge Park
Address: Dover Street, between Pearl & Water Street
Type: Run
Fort Tryon Park
Address: Margaret Corbin Drive
Type: Run
Notes: More information.
Ft. Washington Park
Address: 165th Street & Riverside Drive
Type: Off-Leash
Highbridge Park
Address: Amsterdam and Fort George avenues
Type: Run
Notes: More Information.
Hudson River Park (Greenwich Village)
Address: Leroy Street at the northeast corner of Pier 40
Type: Run
Notes: More information.
Hudson River Park (North Chelsea)
Address: Pier 84 at West 44th Street
Type: Run
Notes: More information.
Inwood Hill Park
Address: Dyckman Street and Payson Avenue
Type: Run
Notes: Because Inwood is designated a Forever Wild site, dogs are permitted off leash ONLY in the dog run AND at Dyckman Street & Hudson River (on the south end of the ballfields).
J. Hood Wright
Address: Fort Washington & Haven avenues, West 173rd Street
Type: Run
Madison Square Park
Address: Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue between East 23rd Street & East 26th Street
Type: Run
Marcus Garvey Park
Address: Madison Avenue and East 120th Street
Type: Run
Morningside Park
Address: Morningside Avenue between 114th and 119th streets
Type: Run
Peter Detmold Park
Address: West of FDR Drive, between East 49th & East 51st streets
Type: Run
Randalls Island Park
Address: Except for areas where dogs are expressly prohibited via signage, all areas of the park are off-leash during designated hours.
Type: Off-Leash
Notes: Off-leash hours for the island are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Riverside Park (3 runs)
Address: Riverside Drive at West 72nd, West 87th, West 105th
Type: Run
Notes: Dog Owners’ Guide to Riverside Park
Robert Moses Park
Address: 41st & 42nd streets at 1st Avenue
Type: Run
St. Nicholas Park
Address: St Nicholas Avenue to St. Nicholas Terrace, West 128th to West 141 streets
Type: Run
Theodore Roosevelt Park
Address: Central Park West at West 81st Street
Type: Run
Thomas Jefferson Park
Address: East 112th Street and FDR Drive
Type: Run
Tompkins Square Park
Address: 1st Avenue to Avenue B, from East 7th to East 10th streets
Type: Run
Accessible
Union Square Dog Run
Address: 15th Street & Union Square West
Type: Run
Washington Square Park
Address: 5th Avenue, Waverly Place, West 4th Street, between McDougal & Thompson streets, south side of the park (behind building)
Type: Run

Obey the Rules and Regulations

* Dogs must be on a leash (no more than six feet long) at all times, except in dog runs and designated off-leash areas at prescribed times.

* You must pick up after your dog and dispose of the waste in containers provided throughout the park.
* You must prevent your dog from chasing birds, squirrels, and other animals.
* Dogs are never allowed in playgrounds, zoos, swimming pools/facilities, bathing areas/beaches*, fountains, ballfields, or on basketball/handball/tennis courts.

*In the off-season, the Commissioner may use his discretion to permit dogs in bathing areas/beaches.

From May 1 to October 1: Pursuant to Park Rules and Regulations, dogs are not allowed to enter any bathing facilities, including New York City beaches. However, as a courtesy, leashed dogs are allowed on the sand and boardwalk at Rockaway Beach, Coney Island & Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Midland Beach, and South Beach from October 1 until May 1.

No dogs are allowed on the sand at all New York City beaches. Leashed dogs are allowed on the boardwalk/promenade at Orchard Beach, Coney Island, Brighton, Midland, South, and Manhattan Beaches.

See complete rules and regulations

Respect the Park and Others

Keep an eye on your dog at all times. Only you are responsible for your dog’s actions. Please remember that other park visitors may be afraid of your dog. Do not allow your dog to run and jump on other people or dogs without an invitation.

Do not allow your dog to drink from Park fountains, unless a special dog fountain is provided.

Be good to the grass. Heavy use in a given area compacts soil and damages the turf. Keep walking – you’ll see more and do less damage.

Please keep off wet grass. During and after a rainfall, topsoil is 20 times more vulnerable to compaction.

Rabies Vaccination and Dog Licensing

IT’S THE LAW. New York State law requires that dogs be vaccinated against rabies, and the New York City Health Code requires every dog owner/attendant carry with them proof of current dog license and rabies vaccination while in public. Dog owners may be fined for violation of these laws. To obtain an application for a dog license, contact the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene or call 311. You may also obtain an application from a veterinarian, animal shelter, or pet shop.

Resources

Keep your dog healthy and happy. Take your dog to a veterinarian for annual physical exams and innoculations against rabies and other diseases.
• Contact Animal Care and Control at (212) 788-4000 for information about spaying or neutering, or visit them at www.nycacc.org.
• To report a problem or make suggestions, call 311.

City Dog Groups
New York Council of Dog Owners Groups American Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Fellowship in the Interest of Dogs & their Owners (FIDO) 888 604-3422 NY Council of Dog Owners Central Park Paws Juniper Valley Park Dog Association Park Users and Pets Society Silver Lake Reservoir Dogs Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals Dog Owner Groups of Staten Island ARF–ARF

This list was taken from http://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogruns and modified by New York Dog Nanny.

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