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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

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation: Dogs in New York City Parks

DogFriendly.com: New York Off-leash Dog Park Guide

DogGeek.com: Dog Parks in New York

Doggies Welcome: Off-Leash Dog Parks

DogGoes.com: New York Dog Parks

DogLaw.com: New York City Dog Runs

Urbanhound: Dog Runs

Dog Park Supporting Organizations

New York Council of Dog Owner Groups (NYCdog)

Bronx

Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, Canine Court

 

Brooklyn

Cooper Bark

Fellowship for the Interests of Dogs & their Owners (FIDO)

Fort Greene Park Users and Pets Society (PUPS)

Friends of Hillside Dog Park

Marine Park Dogs

Sunset Park Dog Owners Group

Manhattan

Battery Park City Dog Association

Carl Schurz Park Association Dog Run Committee

Central Park PAWS

Dog Run 87

Fort Tryon Dog Owners Group

Friends of DeWitt Clinton Dog Run

Friends of First Run

Friends of Union Square Dog Run

Friends & Lovers of Riverside Area Life (FLORAL)

Hell's Kitchen Neighborhood Asso./Astro's Com. Dog Run

Inwoof: Friends of Homer's Run

Madison Square Park

Marcus Garvey Park

Mercer-Houston Dog Run Association

Morningside Build A Run Coalition (BARC)

Stuyvesant Park Dog Owners Group (SPDOG)

Washington Square Park Large Dog Run

West Chelsea Dog Owners Group

West Village Dog Owner's Group

Queens

Juniper Valley Park Dog Association

K-9 Korral at Forest Park

Staten Island

Dog Owner Groups of Staten Island (DOGSI)

 

Other Resources

Unleashed: The Dog Runs of New York CityUnleashed: The Dog Runs of New York City

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)

ISBN: 3791332619

Size: 158 pages, 9.5" x 7.6"

Visiting the Dog Park: Having Fun, Staying SafeVisiting the Dog Park: Having Fun, Staying Safe

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)

ISBN: 192924245X

Size: 128 pages