1. A P R E S E N T A T I O N B Y R Y A N C R O M A N
2. H E R E A R E T H E B E S T D O G P A R K S
I N N E W Y O R K C I T Y . W I T H P L E N T Y
O F O P E N S P A C E T O R U N F R E E ,
T H E S E S I X D O G P A R K S W I L L H A V E
Y O U R F O U R - L E G G E D F R I E N D
B E G G I N G F O R A W - A - L - K .
As an animal lover and dog owner, there is no
doubt in my mind: dogs make life better. I mean,
who doesn’t love coming home to a dog’s wagging
tail and goofy smile? In New York City, where most
people live in apartments and backyards are few
and far between, having a dog can be challenging.
Luckily, throughout the city there are plenty of dog
parks where your pup can run around and
socialize with other dogs.
Prospect Park in Brooklyn offers off-leash hours for pups
to enjoy its spacious, sweeping terrain. There are off-
leash areas in the Park’s Middle and Upper Long Meadow
(excluding the ball field area in the Lower Long Meadow),
Nethermead, and Peninsula. Raising bigger dogs in the
city can be difficult, but Prospect Park’s open green
spaces are perfect for energetic pups who need daily
The dog run at Chelsea Waterside Park scores points for its interactive
design and man-made obstacles for dogs who love climbing. Though
its size is smaller than other dog runs in the area, the layout of
Chelsea Waterside Park encourages active play. Located at West 23rd
and 11th Avenue, its proximity to the waterfront provides an excellent
view for owners as well.
Hillside Dog Park and Run is open 24 hours everyday,
ensuring that you and your dog can access this woodsy
pup haven whenever you want. That the park is always
open makes it a great spot for dog owners who work
long or odd hours.
Little Bay Dog Park is located
right on the water, in clear view
of the Throgs Neck bridge. This
dog park is made of sand, which
gives the terrain a beachy feel
and prevents the ground from
getting muddy when it rains.
There’s also a designated area
for small dogs, water fountains,
shade and plenty of seating.
The 105th Street Dog Run, which operates
under The Riverside Park Conservancy, was
created by a group of local dog owners who
saw potential to turn the space into a dog run.
With plenty of benches and water fountains,
this dog run also hosts “Sundays in the Run”
for humans and dogs alike to hang out and
Boasting 18,500 square feet of open
space, bone-shaped doggie pools, a
“puppy patch” for the little guys, and
even a dog wash. For the last two
decades, dog owners and spectators
alike come to the dog park to attend
the Annual Tompkins Square
Halloween Dog Parade. Dog owners
and their pups go all out with their