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In this post, we’ve featured 10 of the best dog parks in New York City. Continue reading to learn about them.
Hillside Dog Park is a 1.37-acre park located in Brooklyn Heights. The park is open from 9:00am to 9:00pm, and features a dog run where dogs are able to go off-leash. In the rest of the park, dogs must be kept on a leash a maximum of 6 feet long. All parks in NYC require that dogs be well=behaved, and be licensed and have proof of vaccinations.
The run has several benches where you can sit, and plenty of shade for hot summer days. There is a hose available, as well as a water fountain which has a lower tap for dogs.
There is no parking at the park, but there are several lots nearby.
Check out this great park with your dog on your next outing!
You’ll find this dog park next to the Hudson River. Head over to this park anytime between 6:00am and 1:00am. Dogs are allowed in the dog run off-leash, but they must be trained and have their vaccinations and license.
There are climbing structures for dogs, and seating areas for the humans. There is fresh, running water available for dogs at the park, and the park itself is cleaned twice a day.
You can find parking in the Hudson River Park at Pier 40.
Be sure to visit this dog run next time your dog needs to burn off some energy!
Brooklyn Bridge Park is a dog-friendly park spanning 85 acres. While in the park, dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, except if they are in one of the two dog runs. The dog runs are open from 6:00am to 11:00pm every day.
Dogs visiting the park should be vaccinated, licensed, and be under control at all times, and should be leashed unless in one of the off-leash areas.
Bring your dog to either the Main Street Dog Run, or the Pier 6 Dog Run. Both dog runs are shaded to help keep dogs cool during hot summer days. There are bathrooms available for owners, and parking is also available at various lots by the park.
Head down to this park with your dog for your next adventure!
This dog run is a fenced in area located in Battery Park City where dogs are able play off-leash. Dogs must, of course, be properly trained, and need to have proof of their license and vaccinations.
The run is always open, and features secure fencing, seating for owners, and a concrete ground to prevent dogs from rolling in dirt and getting dirty. There is also a doggie pool during the summer months so dogs can cool off, plus a hose to clean them up if they do get dirty.
There is seating available for owners to relax on while their dogs play.
Visit this park for a great afternoon with your pup!
Madison Square Park is a dog-friendly park which features its own dog run. The park itself is 7 acres, and is dog-friendly as long as dogs are kept on a leash at all times, and are well-behaved. Dogs are allowed off-leash in the dog run.
In the run, there is plenty of shade and seating available for owners. During the spring, summer, and fall, water is available for dogs to keep them cool.
There are parking lots located close to the park, making it easy to drive to. So load up your dog and head down to enjoy the park’s facilities!
This 22-acre dog-friendly park is open from 6:00am to 10:00pm, and allows dogs on-leash throughout the park. There is a dog run within the park where dogs can be let off leash and play. Dogs need to be watched while they’re in the run, and need to be properly trained and vaccinated.
The dog run is covered with wood chips, which are gentle on dogs’ feet. The run also offers events, so be sure to check out the calendar to see if there are any of interest to you and your pooch!
There is no on-site parking, but there are parking lots and garages near the park.
Visit this lovely park today and spend a few hours there with your dog!
You’ll find this lovely dog run running 4 miles along the west side of Manhattan. The park is open from 6:00am to 1:00am, and there is paid parking available at Pier 40. Dogs visiting the park need to be trained, and have their vaccinations and license.
Dogs are allowed in the park on-leash, but there are 4 dog runs in the park where dogs can play off-leash. The Leroy Street Dog Run is fully fenced in, and from April to November there is fresh running water available for dogs to drink, as well as a pool during the summer. There are benches and trash cans available for humans visiting the run.
Visit this great dog run where your pup can enjoy a romp!
Located in Brooklyn, this 585-acre dog park is a great place to bring your dog. The park is open from 5:00am to 1:00am, and has special hours for dogs to be off-leash. This is 5:00am to 9:00am, and then again from 9:00pm to 1:00am.
Like all parks in New York City, dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet during the on-leash hours, and should be well-behaved and have their vaccinations. During the off-leash hours, check out the Dog Beach, where your dog can jump in for a dip to cool off!
There is parking available around the perimeter of the park, making it easy to access. There are also several facilities around the park for humans, like picnic tables and sport areas.
Bring your dog to this amazing park next time you’re planning an outing with your pooch!
This is a 6.5-acre park that allows dogs on-leash throughout the park. The park is open from 9:00am to 9:00pm, and features a dog run.
Dogs are allowed off-leash in the dog run, which is fully fenced in. Dogs need to be well-behaved and have all their shots and be licensed before entering the run.
For humans, the park has bathrooms, a restaurant, and playgrounds for children visiting the park. There is also parking nearby.
Check out this park with your pup today!
10. Rockaway Freeway
This 9.4-acre park is open from 9:00am to 9:00pm. It is dog-friendly, and dogs are allowed on-leash throughout the park.
There is a dog run available, where dogs can be off-leash. As usual, they must be well-behaved and need to have their vaccinations to be allowed to use the run. The run is made up of grass, making it easier on your dog’s feet than concrete or brick.
There is no parking directly attached to the park, but there are lots nearby.
Bring your pup to this lovely park for the next time he feels like a romp in the grass!
Evelyn is a writer and dog lover living with her roommate and their foster dog Bacon. In her spare time you can find her curled up with a book, out for a jog, or listening to true crime podcasts.