Manhattan/NYC Dog Parks and Dog "Runs"

Manhattan’s many parks are not just for people. In Manhattan, and the greater NYC area, dogs are welcome in all parks, and many parks have certain areas where dogs can be let off-leash to romp, socialize, and generally have the time of their life.

Before bringing your dog to an off-leash dog park or dog run, make sure you’re following New York City’s dog laws. You’ll also need a current license and proof of current rabies vaccination. It’s also a good idea to visit your veterinarian before an excursion to make sure Rover is healthy and ready to play. Once you’re ready to go, your dog can 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.

Carl Schurz Park Dog Run (2 runs)
Address: East End Avenue to East River from Gracie Square (East 84th Street) to 89th Street
Type: Run

Central Park Off-Leash Area
Address: Though there are no enclosed dog runs, there are 23 particularly dog-friendly areas scattered throughout the Park. Dogs are allowed off leash till 9 AM daily in those areas. After, dogs must be on-leash or you risk a $150 fine from police.
Type: Off-Leash
*Notes: Please see Central Park Conservancy's Dog-Friendly Areas [PDF] document for details.

Chelsea Waterside Park Dog Run
Address: 11th Ave and 22nd Street
Type: Run
*Notes: *Please note: this dog run is administered by the Hudson River Park Trust.

Coleman Oval Park Dog Run
Address: Pike and Monroe streets
Type: Run

Corlears Hook Park Dog Run
Address: Cherry Street and Jackson Street (on the north side of the park building)
Type: Run

De Witt Clinton Park Dog Run (2 runs)
Address: West 52nd Street & West 54th Street, between 10th & 11th avenues
Type: Run

East River Esplanade at 63rd Street Dog Run
Address: East River at 63rd Street
Type: Run

East River Park Off-Leash Area
Address: In the sunken circle area only (between Delancey and Houston Streets next to tennis courts).
Type: Off-Leash

Fish Bridge Park Dog Run
Address: Dover Street, between Pearl & Water Street
Type: Run

Fort Tryon Park Dog Run
Address: Margaret Corbin Drive
Type: Run

Ft. Washington Park Off-Leash Area
Address: 165th Street & Riverside Drive
Type: Off-Leash

Highbridge Park Dog Run
Address: Amsterdam and Fort George avenues
Type: Run
*Notes: More Information about Highbridge Park Dog Run.

Hudson River Park Dog Run (Greenwich Village)
Address: Leroy Street at the northeast corner of Pier 40
Type: Run
*Notes: More information on Hudson River Park Dog Run.

Hudson River Park Dog Run (North Chelsea)
Address: Pier 84 at West 44th Street
Type: Run
*Notes: More information on Hudson River Park Dog Run-North Chelsea.

Inwood Hill Park Dog Run
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 Park Dog Run
Address: Fort Washington & Haven Avenues, West 173rd Street
Type: Run

Madison Square Park Dog Run
Address: Madison Avenue to 5th Avenue between East 23rd Street & East 26th Street
Type: Run

Marcus Garvey Park Dog Run
Address: Madison Avenue and East 120th Street
Type: Run

Morningside Park Dog Run
Address: Morningside Avenue between 114th and 119th streets
Type: Run

Peter Detmold Park Dog Run
Address: West of FDR Drive, between East 49th & East 51st streets
Type: Run

Randalls Island Park Off-Leash Area
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 before 9:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m.

Riverside Park Dog Run (3 runs)
Address: Riverside Drive at West 72nd, West 87th, West 105th
Type: Run
*Notes: Dog Owners' Guide to Riverside Park [PDF]

Robert Moses Park Dog Run
Address: 41st & 42nd streets at 1st Avenue
Type: Run

St. Nicholas Park Dog Run
Address: St Nicholas Avenue to St. Nicholas Terrace, West 128th to West 141 streets
Type: Run

Theodore Roosevelt Park Dog Run
Address: Central Park West at West 81st Street
Type: Run

Thomas Jefferson Park Dog Run
Address: East 112th Street and FDR Drive
Type: Run

Tompkins Square Park Dog Run
Address: 1st Avenue to Avenue B, from East 7th to East 10th streets
Type: Run

Union Square Dog Run
Address: 15th Street & Union Square West
Type: Run

Washington Square Park Dog Run 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

See the complete list of Manhattan dog park/run rules and regulations.

After a long day in one of Manhattan’s dog parks, why not have your dog join you at one of Manhattan’s dog friendly/outdoor restaurants?