Manhattan below 14th Street

Dog runs in Manhattan below 14th Street:

  • Washington Square Park Dog Run BF11

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    Washington Square Dog Run: Dog run is located in the southwest corner of Washington Square Park (at West 4th Street and Macdougal Street). Also called George’s Dog Run, this park is spacious, friendly, and situated in the heart of Greenwich Village. Construction on the south side of the park is unsightly, but if you face north you’ll have a lovely view of the Washington Square Arch. Benches line the perimeter and the trees. The Robin Kovary Run for Small Dogs is entirely separate and lies a little farther east in the park.

    • Tips: The Mayor’s Alliance for Animals (http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/) oftentimes collects donations right outside the run, so bring along extra pet supplies to share. Whenever you go, you’re likely to hear a variety of musicians playing in the park. This run does get muddy after heavy rains. Shovels and running water are provided.

     

  • Tomkins Square Park Dog Run BF2

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    Tompkins Square Park: Located on 9th Street between Avenues A and B, the Tompkins Square Dog Run was New York City’s first dog park.  Also called First Run, this park is large and well drained on rainy days.  It has plenty of benches for people and a gated small dog area separated by a shady oak tree.  In the summer you’ll find pools for dogs to take a dip.

     

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    Hudson River Park (Greenwich Village) Dog Run (AKA Leroy Street Dog Run): Located in the Hudson River Park at Leroy Street (cross at Morton Street at Pier 40).  This is a spacious dog run overlooking the Hudson River.  There’s no separate area for small dogs, but there are plenty of benches lining the perimeter.  Take your pooch for a stroll along the river and make a pit stop in this friendly run.

    • Neighborhood: West Village
    • Ground: Cement with drainage
    • Park Website: http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/explore/dogrunleroyst.html
    • Yelp Review: http://www.yelp.com/biz/friends-of-leroy-dog-run-new-york
    • Notes: Open 6am—1am, every day
    • Tips: This dog run along the Hudson River Parkway features running water during the warmer months, and is cleaned daily. It’s way west, but once you are over there you can walk up and down the Westside Hudson River Parkway, which goes from battery Park City up to at least 59th Street. You can even hit multiple dog runs along the way including this one, the Chelsea Waterside Park and the Pier 84 dog run. There’s a dog-friendly lawn right outside the entrance of the run (leash required).  Inside the run, there’s a pool and running water in the summer months.  Shovels are provided.  The recently repaired street lamps surrounding the run make nighttime visits pleasant as well.

     

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    West Village D.O.G (WVDOG)MEMBERSHIP Required! Located at Little West 12th Street between Washington Street and 10th Avenue

    • Neighborhood: West Village / Meatpacking District
    • Ground: Soft Asphalt
    • Park Website: http://www.wvdog.org/
    • Notes: This is a public dog run BUT it requires membership ($75 per year) and memberships each summer are limited on a first-come, first-served basis. It’s open 24 hours a day, every day. There are benches and a water hose.

     

  • Mercer Houston Dog run

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    Mercer/Houston Dog Run (MHDRA)MEMBERSHIP Required! Located at Mercer Street and Houston Street, this medium-sized private dog run has a few benches and trees and a hose for water.

     

  • Warren Street Dog Park

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    Warren Street dog run: MEMBERSHIP Required! Dog run is located on Warren Street between West Street and Greenwich Street and is a members only dog park.

    • Neighborhood: Tribeca
    • Ground: Pavement
    • Park Website: www.dogownersoftribeca.com
    • Notes: Membership is currently $120/year and you must apply at www.dogownersoftribeca.com/membership. The dog run is cleaned daily and features benches for people and a couple platforms for dogs to walk on. There is not a lot of shade except from neighboring buildings.

     

  • Corlears hook dog run

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    Corlears Hook Dog Park: Located between East River Drive, Jackson Street, and Cherry Street on north side of Park

    • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
    • Ground: Dirt and grass
    • Yelp Review: http://www.yelp.com/biz/corlears-hook-park-dog-run-manhattan
    • Notes: There are two dog runs here, one quite large and another smaller one. They are not maintained very well, but the natural surface is appreciated by the dogs.
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    Coleman Oval Dog Park: Located between Pike and Market Streets, near Monroe/Cherry streets.

     

     

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    Sirius Dog Run on Kowsky Plaza: Dog run is located on Kowsky Plaza, which is west of Liberty Street and east of Esplanade on the roof of an old pumping station. The dog run is named after a yellow lab that died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. He was an explosives specialist and reportedly had over 400 people at his funeral.