New York City parks are dog friendly. The Parks Department has designated certain areas within parks welcome dogs. Park hours are 9am-9pm. When using dog friendly areas, the Parks Department requires that owners have proof of current dog license and rabies vaccination. Two types of areas exist which allow the owner and dog to enjoy NYC parks:

Dog Runs: Large, fensed in areas in which dogs can excerise unleashed. These runs are designed for play, while providing good drainage, safe lighting, and health plantings.

Off Leash Areas: Dogs are permitted to be off leash from 9am to 9pm. Park Rules must be observed at all times.

Dog Runs

Carl Schurz Park (2 runs)
East End Ave. from East 84th to East 89th Sts.
Upper East Side
www.carlschurzparknyc.orgChelsea Waterside Park
11th Ave. and 22nd St.
www.hudsonriverpark.orgColeman Oval Park
Pike and Monroe Streets
Downtown Clinton Park
West 52nd to West 54th Sts (10th to 11th Ave.)
Clinton (Hell’s Kitchen) River Park Dance Oval
East River at East 60th St.
Upper East Side Bridge Park
Dover St. between Pearl & Water Sts.

Hudson River Park
Leroy St. at NE corner of Pier 40
Greenwich Village

Hudson River Park
Pier 84 at West 44th St.

Madison Square Park
East 23rd to East 26th St. (Madison to Fifth Ave.)

Peter Detmold Park
West of FDR Drive from East 49th to East 51st St.
Turtle Bay

Riverside Park (3 runs)
Riverside Drive at West 72nd, West 87th & West 105th St.
Upper West Side

Robert Moses Park
First Ave from 41st to 42nd St.
Turtle Bay/United Nations

Theodore Roosevelt Park
Central Park West at 81st St.
Upper West Side

Thomas Jefferson Park
East 112th St. at FDR Drive
East Harlem

Tompkins Square Park
First Ave to Ave. B from East 7th to East 10th St.
East Village

Washington Square Park
Fifth Ave., Waverly Place, West 4th St. between McDougal and Thompson Sts.
Greenwich Village

Off Leash Areas

Central Park
Midtown/Upper East & West Sides

East River Park
Montgomery to 12th St. at FDR Drive
Lower East Side/East Village

Riverside Park
Riverside Drive at 72nd St.
Upper West Side