Description

Dyker Beach Park includes a large, grassy dog run with a secure entrance where your pet can play off-leash.

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

Dyker Beach Park has received a rating of 2.6 out of 5 bones by 20 dog owners on BringFido.

  • More than one year ago.
    Decent Park

    The park itself is pretty decent--lots of space for dogs to romp, a section for little dogs, and water. I wish there was more enrichment for the dogs (like agility equipment) but oh well. Unfortunately, there is a clique that goes in the afternoon almost every single day that really ruins the park. The ringleader, an older gentleman with a Doberman, is incredibly nasty. He verbally assaulted and cursed out a young woman with a German Shepherd all because her dog growled at a puppy (and it wasn't his dog, either) and he clearly thinks he is the king of the dog park. Who needs that sort of nonsense in their lives? If you do decide to go when this guy is there, PLEASE be wary of him and if he starts any kind of trouble, call 911 ASAP and film it too.

  • More than one year ago.
    It's Okay

    For what it is, the park's okay. I'm not a huge fan of the gravel, but aside from that, it's decent. My pet peeve though is irresponsible owners taking their tiny dogs into the big dog section even though they added a small dog run when they renovated the park a few years ago. Just today I saw two vicious Dachshunds bite a Beagle mix and the dog walker ran off like her hair was on fire, even though the dog was bleeding profusely. I've seen those two dogs start trouble before, and it's frustrating because they'd clearly be better off in the small dog run. It's not fair to the bigger dogs to have to be attacked by little ones due to the owners and dog walkers being irresponsible.

  • More than one year ago.
    It's Okay

    For what it is, the park's okay. I'm not a huge fan of the gravel, but aside from that, it's decent. My pet peeve though is irresponsible owners taking their tiny dogs into the big dog section even though they added a small dog run when they renovated the park a few years ago. Just today I saw two vicious Dachshunds bite a Beagle mix and the dog walker ran off like her hair was on fire, even though the dog was bleeding profusely. I've seen those two dogs start trouble before, and it's frustrating because they'd clearly be better off in the small dog run. It's not fair to the bigger dogs to have to be attacked by little ones due to the owners and dog walkers being irresponsible.

  • More than one year ago.
    It's Okay

    The park itself isn't bad--there's water for the dogs, but the gravel can be hard to wash out of your clothes. Most dogs and owners are nice, but there's a mean clique with very aggressive dogs who sit in the corner. The ringleader is an old man with a Doberman, and I saw him verbally harass a young woman and her boyfriend absolutely unprovoked today at 2:30 p.m. He called them foul slurs,mocked the young man for walking with a cane, and no one stepped in to stop it. I called the cops and reported him for harassment, but no one showed up. The Doberman also attacked two dogs today, so make sure you go later in the afternoon to avoid these mean people and dogs!

  • More than one year ago.
    Gotta Watch Your Dog

    Park itself isn't bad. Lots of room for pups to run around, a few water fountains and even a section for smaller dogs, which is really nice. However, there is one bad apple. There's a very mean old man with an aggressive Doberman who is constantly going after other dogs while the owner harasses other patrons. I saw him verbally assault a young woman two days ago who couldn't be more than 18 years old. She looked close to tears and told me she wasn't going to come when he was there anymore. How is that okay? If you want to avoid this man, I was told he's there from 2:30-4:30pm every day. If he or his dog start trouble, I would call 911 because they are a danger.

  • More than one year ago.
    Not Too Bad

    Dyker Beach Dog Park is a pretty good park. The gravel is a bit annoying, but there's lots of space for the dogs to run and there is water fountains, which are usually turned on in late spring. However, there's always a few bad apples in every bunch and as previous reviewers have stated, it's imperative that people avoid the old man with the aggressive Doberman. He will lash out for no reason and he is a very dangerous dog, so please be sure to keep your distance in order to keep your pup safe.

  • More than one year ago.
    Too much dog poop!

    Saturday 10/31/15. 'm visiting from Massachusetts and this afternoon I checked out this park. It is well fenced, very large, part crushed clay gravel and part grass with a couple of benches and picnic tables and some shade. There were eight or nine dogs there, all pretty friendly with attentive enough owners. At first I thought it was fantastic, but walking around I discovered several piles of unpicked up dog poop. I picked up two or three but I only had a few bags with me and the bag dispenser was empty. It's not as if the place was covered with poop or anything, but my dog likes to snack on it occasionally (yuck!) and has already gotten sick from this charming habit a couple of times so for me that's a problem and the reason I'm giving it four bones. Without the poop it would be five. So bring extra bags and be a good samaritan and pick up some extra poop.

  • More than one year ago.
    Gravel Nightmare

    I have 3 pups a 9 year old dal mix a 4 year old chihuahua mix a 10 month old pitty...my pittie loves to run laps around the park and have everyone chase him and he's torn up his feet each of the two times I've brought him here...I won't be coming back. The gravel is sharp and covers basically the entire park...not a practical bedding for running pups. I'm very disappointed with how they redid this park.

  • More than one year ago.
    Wrong End of the Leash

    To all you Pit Bull (& other so-called bully breed) haters ... You are critisizing the WRONG END OF THE LEASH!!!! Personally, I see worse behavour in many small dogs who also have bad indulgent uncaring undiciplined and, frankly, stupid "pet" parents. Don't judge the breed ... Judge the OWNER!!

  • More than one year ago.
    Looking Forward

    I feel like my IQ plummeted after reading some of these posts. Dogs of all breeds should have a nice area to play. I usually avoid dog runs because owners like the ones described in previous posts. Dogs can get physical playing, but NO dog should leave a place of recreation with injuries. Owners should be responsible enough to know when to act and how to do it if necessary. Hopefully I can take away a better experience than some of the good folks on this site.

  • More than one year ago.
    park closed

    This park is closed for renovation until Fall' 2014.the date of this review is July 26, 2014. I hope it will be nice when it opens.

  • More than one year ago.
    Love all Breeds

    I was so excited to find a dog park by my new home in Brooklyn. Im from an area of Westchester where dogs don't wear leashes. So it was nice to find a good place to exercise him. I have a pitt, sweet, dumb and doofy. He was beat up on two separate occasions. One where he received lacerations to his eye and face. Owner picked her dog up and ran. Second time he had teeth marks in his cheek that ran pretty deep, older pitt. I got an apology that time. The regular click at the park, rude and childish. They whisper about you and your dog on the way in and then seclude you and your dog. Never Again.

  • More than one year ago.
    pit bull lovers

    In response to Rich's comment, I'm sorry that your dog got into a fight. However, I am fed up with all of the pit bull haters so I am giving this place 5 stars. My siberian husky puppy's favorite playmates are pits. We love them. However the only dachshunds we've ever come across bark viciously at him. There are two sides to every story and I will definitely be giving this place a shot.

  • More than one year ago.
    Worst Experience Ever

    I normally bring my puppy to the off leash hours at Marine Park. Even though he has not run away, I am sometimes nervous that something off the grass may catch his attention and he might decide to run. That's why I decided to try the dog run at Dyker Beach Golf Course. Worst mistake ever! First off, I'd like to say I have a pit bull. He is the sweetest dog you'll ever meet. He has never shown any aggression at all. I have never had any problems with him and any other dogs fixed or not. That being said, I was verbally assaulted by a man who came into the park one minute after me. HIS dog, a neutered 2yr old Doberman was behaving like a rabid animal, lunging at my 6mos old pit puppy with foamy spit flying from his mouth. I wound up having to leave the park without my dog being able to run around because this man said his dog would attack mine and HE refused to leave. Apparently his lunacy is well known by other park goers who told me he often causes trouble and his dog is constantly going after other pets and people. Maybe it's just me, but if you insist on bringing an aggressive dog to a dog park, muzzle it. I don't care if it's a yorkie. While the park itself may be nice, who wants to deal with that type of an individual? Just in case you're still considering, I was told this moron shows up around 3 everyday, so I'd avoid that time.

  • More than one year ago.
    Love it

    I bring my border collie here once a week and we love it.

  • More than one year ago.
    not at all my dogs to small

    i would like to say that this place is nice, but for small dogs it's to dangerous, Wish they had a place where small dogs can play and have fun, Many new owners are nervous, and would like to teach them but can't because of the big dogs especially the pit bulls

  • More than one year ago.
    let us do something

    Maybe it is impossible. but would anyone out there be interested in trying to get a squat of ground and havng aprivate dog park? this is the only way we wll be able to have our pets in a nice place. no absentee owners etc.

  • More than one year ago.
    not the best

    I would like to say, as grateful as I am for the semi-large enclosed space, there are not many dog runs in brooklyn. Therefore, this has resulted to EVERYOne bringing their dogs here. There are typical frequent visitors that let their dog have the say, which make it almost like a high-school click. With that said. I wish there was an area designated to small dogs only. Some owners with small dogs there are too scared to let them interact with the big ones. When the big ones are obviously showing play signs, but 'seemingly' too rough for the owner of the small dog, they constantly scold the larger dogs. It's a dog run. They are suppose to run and let the dogs frolic. If it's too rough for your liking, do NOT bring them there! The ones that really need the exercise are the large breeds.
    And in response to a previous posting. It is obvious this owner has a grudge against pitbulls. Not every large dog that goes there is a pitbull. I happened to work in animal hospital where I've met some of THE BEST, friendly, obedient, family-oriented pitbulls around. They get a bad rep just because of a few bad owners who abuse them and the news like to report only pitbull attacks. Meanwhile, some of the most vicious animals I've encountered were from small dogs.

    This dog run is not the best. I admit. No water provided. No separation for large and small. No draining system. But, it's brooklyn. And you dont have much options. You have to go during certain times depending on what you are trying to benefit from. I have large dogs that Love to run. But some owners hate it because they feel their pets are being ambushed. Some dogs herd. Some have large chasing instinct. Some are not meant to be with small breeds. Some that really dont want to interact with other dogs, but owners want a place to let their dogs off leash. Don't judge it until you have fully visited during different time periods to see which suits you best.

  • More than one year ago.
    Pit Bull Run

    My wife and I have been taking our 2 miniature schnauzers there off and on for 3 years. The pit bull issue is a problem at certain times. On Sunday March 27, 2011 a pit attacked one of my dogs, he had to have surgery and get multiple stitches across his back and neck. We usually go to Prospect Park during off leash hours on the weekends where there are 20 times the amount of dogs, hardly a pit bull in sight and never an issue with a dog attacking another dog or a person. Dyker seems to have something going on all the time. We will not be going back and I advised anyone with small dogs to avoid this place, especially in the afternoon and evening, as that seem to be the time when these meat heads bring the pit bulls.

  • More than one year ago.
    Dyker Beach Park

    1st off this is not a beach location and is no where near a beach. It is an enclosed dog run with a secure entrance. No water source at location for dogs or humans. Large quantities of Large & medium sized dogs most of the time. Small dogs sometimes get overwhelmed. My last dog (prior to refurbishment by the Parks Dept) always came home sick. Won't take the chance with my new dog.

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