NYC Dog Runs & Parks
Want to exercise your dog on- or off-leash and meet other dog lovers in New York City? Visit your local dog run or dog park!
Find a Dog Run
Dog Park Supporting Organizations
by Frances R. Sheridan
The only guide to New York City's dog runs you and your dog will ever need. With stunning photographs, Unleashed offers the inside story on the active canine world that meets in dog runs all over New York City. Dog owners will find the bounty of information here endlessly useful and easy to access. Divided into five sections — one for each borough — each dog run is closely described: its size, location, amenities, lighting, and hours, are catalogued while a "four-paw" system rates the overall quality. Photos of the area, easy to follow maps and, of course, Frances R. Sheridan's beautiful full-page photographs of dogs in their element capture the distinctive flavor of each run's atmosphere and its canine patrons. The book includes brief texts by a veterinarian, an animal behaviorist, and the NYC Commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation, and even a section on how to start your own run.
Publisher: Prestel Publishing (2005)
Size: 158 pages, 9.5" x 7.6"
by Cheryl S. Smith
For most dogs, a visit to a dog park is a great experience filled with chances to interact with other dogs and get some exercise. But not all dogs (not to mention their owners) have a great experience every time. So what can you do increase the chance that going to the dog park will be safe and fun for your dog? Cheryl provides you with the information you need to know including: The design features a well-planned park should have; the four key behaviors your dog needs to know to thrive in a dog park; dog park etiquette — for both humans and dogs; how to evaluate your dog's temperament to determine if he is dog-park ready; how to read canine body language to anticipate and prevent problems. Anyone who takes their dog to a dog park — especially those who may have had some negative experiences — should benefit from reading this book. For you trainers who are asked by your clients about the pros and cons of dog parks, this book should be on your recommended reading list.
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing (2007)
Size: 128 pages