- Astoria Park. A great place for the dogs to run, and responsible friendly owners too! Location: Fenced in area on Astoria Park South, AND open area (no fence) on 10th street next to the pool. Directions: Astoria Blvd to the end, make a right on 10th, open (no fence) play area will be on left past the pool. Or Astoria Blvd, make a left on 21st then a right on Astoria Park South follow to the end, the park will be in front of you. The open play area is only "open" to the dogs before 9am or after 9pm. (Thank you Jesse)
- Owl's Head Park. Trees, grass surface, poop bags. Location: 68th Street and Shore Road.
- Bethlehem Dog Park. Off leash dog park for dogs to go and swim and play. You need o get license to the park to go there. (Thank you Olivia)
- Ewen Park. Riverdale Avenue and West 232nd Street, Riverdale
- Frank S. Hackett Park. Location: Riverdale Ave., 245th St. & Henry Hudson Parkway.
- Pelham Bay Park. Stadium Ave. & Middletown Rd. Northwest of parking lot.
- Little Oval Run - Hackett Park. Riverdale Avenue and 245th Street, Riverdale
- Seton Park. West 232nd Street and Independence Avenue, Riverdale
- Pelham Bay Park. Eastern Boulevard, near Ballfield #7
- Van Cortlandt Park Parade Ground Two runs. "Canine Court". North End of West 252nd Street & Broadway Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx.
- Williamsbridge Oval. Location: 3225 Reservoir oval East.
- Hillside Park. Fenced. Location: Columbia Heights and Middagh Street.
- Palmetto Playground. Benches, water. Location: Columbia Place and State Street. In a corner by the BQE.
Prospect Park. Three off leash areas: The Longmedow, The Nethermead, and The Peninsula Meadow. Prospect Park is one of New York Cities best parks and is about 563 acres. The park is also used by joggers, cyclists, Frisbee players, baseball players, softball players, soccer players, catch and release fishermen, horseback riders, radio control model aircraft, picnickers, bird watchers, roller-bladers, skateboarders, kite flyers, paddle-boaters, metal detector hobbyists, sunbathers, photographers, musicians, boxers, various martial artists, school groups, day camps in the summer, and concert goers some summer evenings. For the most part, the three off leash dog areas are used by the dogs and there owners during off leash hours. We also have some parents who bring children into the dog area during dog hours for the social experience. Some of the children are in strollers, infants may be on the parents chest or back, and the occasional child will chase a dog but is usually quickly corrected by a parent or informed dog handler. There are no breed restrictions. There are no sex or age restrictions, but most people have the common sense to not bring in bitches in heat, and to give extra close monitoring to a dog that has some social issues. Or not bring in a young puppy, especially not to the dog beach. (There is a designated dog beach and a swim area at the Peninsula as well.) There is enough space that a dog who displays aggression can be go to a different section of the meadow while his handlers gradually introduce him to other dogs. People and dogs and other groups get along quite well generally. Off leash dogs should be under voice command, especially for Stay and for a Recall. The park is mostly wheel chair accessible, has restrooms that are also wheelchair accessible, hills are gentle and rolling topped with trees. The Parks Dept. tries to keep Olmsteads landscape architecture as close as feasible. The human and dog population is very diverse. There is lots of shade and water. Water fountains are however turned off in the winter. The surrounding area has many great places to eat, from bagels to burgers, pizza to Chinese food, fast food to slow food. After 9 am dogs must be on a leash, and the dogs tend to go home. There are only a few dogs that go into the park after dark, but occasionally you can see a blinking light on a collar in the dark. Prospect Park is a very safe park but one should exercise caution and avoid being alone in isolated areas. The park is patrolled by parks enforcement units as well as the NYPD both of whom may issue summons for dogs being off a leash during non off leash hours. There is virtually no crime in the off leash dog areas during off leash hours. There have been reports of crimes in isolated areas of the park that lack dogs. The expansive acreage and cleanup rules keep the park grass areas clean and prime for rolls in the grass and sitting in the warmer months. Prospect park does not use pesticides or herbicides on the grass areas but may in wooded areas selectively. Oh, and no digging. Holes are a trip hazard. Also no chasing the wildlife like squirrels ducks, and other birds. Plus you should stay off the bridle path, which is unmarked as such, but the horse droppings will clue you in. Come and have fun Feel free to bring a ball or something. http://fidobrooklyn.org is a website for a dog owners group in prospect park. http://www.prospectpark.org is the city parks website.
- The Longmeadow. Off Leash activity for dogs in 90 acres in the Long meadow, before 9 am, after 5 pm summer hours, after 9 pm winter hours. The weekend mornings in the Long Meadow may see several hundred dogs. The first Saturday of every month there is a Coffee Bark from 7 am to 9 am. Free doggie cookies, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, pastries, danish, muffins, donuts and sometimes hard boiled eggs, Very rarely scrambled eggs with cheese. Most but not all dogs keep there paws off the table. At about one and a half miles and 90 acres The Longmeadow in Prospect Park is perhaps the largest open space off leash area in the United States. It is unfenced . Boundaries of trees, hills, a road closed to all but parks dept. traffic before nine am and a stone wall (with many exits) surrounds the park. and numerous dogs and attentive owners and handlers in a lovely meadow keep dogs entertained and intellectually stimulated, and socially engaged.
- The Nethermead. About 10 acres in the Neathermead, before 9 am, and after 5 pm, and about three acheres in the Peninsula meadow before 9 am and after 9 pm.
- The Penisula Meadow
Location: Grand Army Plaza and Flatbush. There are many places to enter Prospect Park, please keep your dog on a leash until you are in a designated off leash area and only do so at designated times. Prospect Park Southwest, Prospect Park West, Parkside Avenue, Ocean Avenue, and Grand Army Plaza. Parking may be tough, but not impossible. Bring your own poop bags. trash cans are provided. (Thank you Jennifer Brauer)
- Rapelye Street Dog Park. Fenced, trash cans. Location: Rapelye and Hicks Street
- Bay Park Dog Run. One side for small dogs and one side for large dogs. 100 1st Ave. 516-571-7245. (Thank you Diane Santora)
- East Rockaway Dog Park. Large area for large dogs and smaller area for small dogs. Parking is available. Location: 4th Ave/South of Williamson Ave., inside of Bay Park. The dog park is behind the baseball and soccer fields. Next to tennis courts. Directions: 4th Ave/South of Williamson Ave., inside of Bay Park. (Thank you TJ)
- Eastwood Park. Park in El Paso. Park is located exactly where described, but the agility equipment is no longer there. The fenced enclosures that housed the agility equipment are still there though and the park is a wonderful place to take your pet! Location: Album and Yarbrough St. (Thank you Kristin Murray)
- Cunningham Park. Dog Run. Dogs allowed throughout park and on trails on leash and there is a separate fenced off-leash dog run. You will be asked to leave if your dog is aggressive. Location: Francis Lewis Boulevard and Union Turnpike. Directions: LIE or Grand Central Parkway to Francis Lewis Boulevard North. (Thank you Nicole Kurtz)
- Guilderland Dog Park. Large fenced-in, off-leash area. Has water spigot, trees for shade, a few benches, chairs and even a picnic table! Also has a floodlight for evening use. Partially snowplowed in winter. Location: Nott Rd. Directions: From Western Ave., take Rt. 155 south toward Voorheesville. Turn right onto Nott Rd. Turn at sign for Ball Park. Turn left at wastewater treatment facility, and follow gravel road around to the right. (Thank you VB Harrison)
- Coindre Hall. Multi use park on leash? 6 acre county park no fee water, shade, access to harbor swimming. part was off leash but in dispute. off leash at risk of tickets but unfenced. Location: Brown's Road. Directions: 25a north on wall street then left onto Southdown road then right at the light onto brown's road just past the Unitarian church is the entrance with Suffolk county park sign. parking is in the rear of the mansion. (Thank you Sharon Jabkowski)
- West Hills Dog Park. New 1.75 Acre Park. Location: Sweet Hollow Road. Directions: The best thing to do is go to our page which lists all the legal dog parks on Long Island complete with directions. (Thank you Michael Marcotte)
- West Hills County Park. Great park with 8-miles of trails also enclosed dog run for small and timid dogs. Location: Round Swamp Road. Directions: LIE or Northern State Parkway to Round Swamp Road exit. Go north - the park is on the right. (Thank you Jan Budnick)
- Kingston Point. Put dogs back on leash if they bother any walkers or people eating. Picnic, areas, trails, open areas. Location: East end of Delaware Ave past baseball diamond. Directions: Take Delaware St exit off Rte 9W. Go east to end of Delaware. Avoid beach. Go through gates or past baseball diamond. (Thank you Pamela Blum)
- Lido Beach Dog Park. Large area for large dogs and smaller area for small dogs. Parking is available. Location: South of Lido Blvd. Directions: Meadowbrook Pkwy South to Loop Pkwy/Long Beach/Lido Beach. At the end of Loop Parkway, follow signs for Long/Lido Beach, road will turn right, this is now Lido Blvd. The dog park will be on your left, about 3/4 of mile. Look for a sign that says "Nickerson Beach Park", make the left into the park, follow the road past a stop sign. Once past the stop sign continue about 1000 yards, you'll see a very large parking area on the left, after you make the left into the parking area, the dog park is on the right side. Be aware in the summertime there is a parking fee of 4 or 6 dollars between 10am-3pm-ish.. Fall and winter no charge. (Thank you TJ)
- Nassau Beach Park. Beach area available during Sept 15 through March 1. Location: Lido Blvd.
- Good Dog Park. Fenced. Very nice park. All fenced in. There are two fenced in areas. One is for dogs under 25 lbs only, the other is for all sizes. Leashes not required. There is also a little obstacle course for the dogs with ramps, tunnels, and 'gates' to jump through. Also has a dog water fountain (on from April 15 till November). Directions: Rte. 370 entrance of Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, New York. From the village of Liverpool, take Rte 370 west. Go through the light at John Glenn Blvd. Entrance to the park is on the left, towards the lake. Dog waste bags are provided. Benches for the humans are available, and area is treed. Park is located within the larger public park, and there is no cost to enter. Park is sponsored by Wegman's grocery stores. (Thank you Tammy McCabe & Jennifer Gordon)
- Battery Park City . Two Runs. Location: Corner of West Thames Street and West Street
- Carl Schurz Park . East 86th Street and East End Avenue.
- DeWitt Clinton Park. Two dog runs in the park: 1. on 11th Avenue and 54th Street; and 2. between 11th and 12th Avenues on 52nd Street.
- Doughboy Plaza. Fenced, trash can. Location: Windmuller Park. Woodside Avenue. 54-56 Sts. South of Woodside on 56th.
- Fish Bridge Park. Corner of Pearl and Dover Streets, just South of the Brooklyn Bridge.
- Forest Hills. Fenced, benches, trash. Location: 64th Avenue & Grand Central Parkway.
- Fresh Meadows. Trees, fenced, trash. Location: Cunningham Park. 193rd St. South of Union Turnpike.
- J. Hood Wright Park. West 173rd Street and Haven Avenue
- Madison Square Park. East 24th Street and Fifth Avenue
- Peter Detmold Park33,. West 23rd Street, between 11th Ave and the West Side Highway
- Tompkins Square Park. East 9th Street near Avenue B
- Washington Square Park. West Fourth and Thompson Streets
- West Hills Park. Shelter, fenced, parking, restrooms. Location: Round Swamp Road & High Hold Drive.
- Kakiat Park. Enclosed wood chip area. Exit 13 palisades interstate parkway to route 202 south. Park is on route 202 south, about 5 miles south of exit 13.
- Camp Border Collie & Furry Friends. Glen Highland Farm. Canine Country Camp. Escape to the country for an adventure vacation with your dog! 175 acres of gorgeous trails through quiet hemlock forests; winding along side a babbling stream and around a huge spring fed pond... throw sticks for your dog, cool off for a quick swim together or just soak in the sun while your dog plays with other camp dogs... it's a dog lover's paradise and it's all yours for a week! Agility, flyball, herding, animal communication, tracking, Frisbee, etc. Location: 217 Pegg Rd. (Thank you Debbie Lind)
- Glen Highland Farm. Canine Country Getaway. With 175 acres of rolling meadows and winding trails, people can enjoy a great vacation at the same time your dog enjoys an outdoor adventure. The Farm lodging includes rustic cabins and RV's full of canine and creature comforts! Location: 217 Pegg Rd. Directions: One hour north of Binghamton NY, off route 17 OR 1 1/2 hours southwest of Albany OR 3 hours from Newark Airport OR 3 1/2 hours from Danbury, CT OR 4 hours from NYC. (Thank you Debbie Lind)
New York City, Staten Island
- Chelsea Waterside Park. Trees, trash, benches, poop bags. Location: 11th AVe, West 22nd Street, near West Side Highway.
- Dog Run 105. Trees, trash, restrooms, benches, fenced, water. Location: Riverside Park. 105th Street.
- East 60 Pavilion Esplanade. Private dog park, benches, fenced, trash, poop bags, water. Location: 60th ST & East River.
- George's Dog Run. Trees, restrooms, poop bags, benches, fenced. Location: Washington Square Park. West 4th Street. Thompson and Washington Square South.
- Hell's Kitchen/Clinton Dog Run. Trees, parking, poop bags, trash. Annual fee. Location: 39th and 10th Ave.
- Silver Lake Park. 2 different areas. Staten Island. Location: Silver Lake Park. 915 Victory Boulevard. (Thank you Lisa Mandelbaum)
- Teddy's Dog Run. Location: Upper West Side at Theodore Roosevelt Park. 81st adn Columbus.
- Thomas Jefferson Park. Water, trees, phones, fenced. Location: 1st and FDR Dr. (between e. 14 & E. 11th).
- New York City Parks Department. Dog runs in New York City Parks. Range from small, fenced runs (many with a separate small dog area) to full agility/obedience courses, all open to the public. (Thank you Katie Courtney)
- St. Nick's Dog Park. Dog run in Manhattan's St. Nicholas Park. This large dog run is in a beautiful area of an historic park in Manhattan's West Harlem area. The run also includes an area for smaller dogs. Location: center of St. Nicholas Park between 135th and 137th streets. Directions: Follow directions to Manhattan and then to Harlem (north of Central Park) for 135th street and St. Nicholas Avenue.
- Union Park Dog Run. Trees, trash, benches, tables, fenced. Location: Broadway & 14th Street. (Thank you William Mullin)
- Washington Square Park. Gravel and dirt, fenced in park. Location: Washington Square Park, just off 6th Ave near the NYU buildings. Its across from the fountain in the park. (Thank you Faryn Weller)
- Wolfe's Pond Park. Bucolic Park with pond, woods, trails & access to the Beach. Location: Park runs from Holt & Hylan Blvd to Huguenot & Hylan Blvd On both sides of Hylan Blvd. Directions: From Other Boroughs of NYC. Take Verrazano Bridge to Hyn Blvd & continue to Cornelia Avenue & make left. (Thank you Dog Owners Group Of Staten Island)
- Niskayuna Dog Park. Fenced-in, off-leash. Benches with umbrellas for humans. Dog needs permit from Town of Niskayuna. Location: River Road, adjacent to skateboard park, ball fields, and golf driving range. (Thank you VB Harrison)
- Cedar Lane Dog Park. Off leash park, about 1 acre, open 24/7. Has tent for shade (not in winter); handicap accessible, lights at night. Location: 235 Cedar Lane. (inside Cedar Lane Park) Directions: Route 9A north to Cedar Lane exit. Left at stop sign, then go 500 feet and turn left into the park. (Thank you Philip Rader & Shana Sciarabba)
- Cedar Lane/ Ossining Dog Park inside Cedar Lane Park. Off leash within Cedar Lane Park. Less than 1 acre; very popular; shade; next to a pond. Very scenic location, free parking, handicap access; woodchip surface; shade tent in summer; lights; bathroom facility. Friends of Cedar Lane Dog Park is in the process of fund raising to add improvements to the park. Membership available. Hosts local events. Location: 225 Cedar Lane, Ossining, NY 10562. Directions: Route 9A north to Cedar Lane exit. Left at stop sign, then about 500 feet make left into Cedar Lane Park. (Route 9 to Cedar Lane. Go East on Cedar Lane for about 1 mile. Turn left into Cedar Lane Park Can also take Route 9A and exit at Cedar Lane. Left at stop sign, go about 1500 feet and turn left into Cedar Lane Park entrance) (Thank you Philip Rader & Beth Propper)
- Cameron Dog Park. Fenced in grassy areas for both small & large dogs, fire hydrants, doggy & human water fountains. Location: South Beverwyck Road. Directions: Rt. 46 to South Beverwyck. (Thank you Jennifer Jarabek)
- Pug & Pug Mixes Meet Up Group. Monthly at various locations. (Thank you Tara Gamby)
- The Rochester Small Dog Play Group. The Small Dog Play Group meets monthly for socialization and exercise for dog 25 pounds and under. (Thank you Tara Gamby)
Roslyn/ North Hills
- Christopher Morley Park. Fenced in Dog Run. If you do not clean up after your pet you will be asked to leave. No children under 12 without accompanying adult. This is a park in NY state with a dog run. Dogs are no longer allowed the trails but they can play together off leash in a large fenced area. Toys and water are available to keep them interested. Location: 500 Searingtown Rd., Roslyn-North Hills, NY 11576. Directions: Take LIE (Long Island Expressway) to Exit 36, turn onto Searingtown road, make a right into Christopher Morley Park. (Thank you Gali Peleg & Kathie Rudy)
- Doughboy Plaza (Windmuller Park),Woodside Ave., 54-56 Sts.
- Saratoga Springs Dog Park. Small section of butterfly habitat unfenced but allows unleashed dogs. Location: S. Broadway. Directions: across from the National Museum of Dance and near the entrance to Saratoga State Park. Parking in small lot. (Thank you Lynn Allison)
- Kakiat Park. Trees, parking, trash, poop bags, benches. Location: Route 202. Across from Viola School.
- Blydenburg Dog Park. During summer there is a fee to park -- but you can park across the street at the state Denision buildings and walk up to the dog park. The dog park is at the far end of the park past the camping grounds. It is 1.8 acres enclosed and there is a divided area for the smaller dogs. It has a great bunch of regulars and the dog seem to enjoy it. Area for small dogs separate from large dog area. Treed area for shade. Benches and water available. Completely fenced. Open from dawn to dusk. Location: In Blydenburg County Park. Entrance on Veteran's Highway (Rt. 454). Opposite the state ofice buildings. (Thank you Arlyne McMullin & Tracie Ackerman)
- Wegman's Good Dog Park. Two exercise areas. Location: Onondaga Lake Park. Springs section of Onondaga Lake Park and is open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week year-round. (Thank you Mary Copani)
Ticonderoga Dog Park. Description: 1/2 an acre of fenced in off leash dog park, poop bags provided, water provided. Location: Lord Howe Street. Directions: From the monument turn down the street with the information booth on it. It is 1/2 mile from this intersection. (Thank you Rhonda Garrow)
- Wantagh. Location: Merrick Road.
- Animal-Link. Westchester and Putnam Dog Parks and Dog Parks in Development. (Thank you Karen Larish)
- FDR Park. Trees, restrooms, parking. Location: Route 202. Behind pool area.
- Wolfe's Pond Park. Location: Entrance of Wolfe's Pond Park. Huguenot Avenue. Staten Island.