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Dog Friendly Activities in New York, NY

There are 192 dog friendly activities in New York. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in New York.

Pet Friendly Central Park
Central Park No trip to Manhattan with your dog would be complete without a stroll through Central Park. Dogs must remain on-leash in the park except during designated off-leash hours in 23 areas of the park. Off-leash hours are before 9:00am and after 9:00pm. There are over 15 dog fountains throughout the park. Visit the website for specific information on dog-friendly areas. Make sure to always clean up after your pet. See Details
Pet Friendly Sirius Dog Run
Sirius Dog Run The Sirius Dog Run in Battery Park City's Gateway Plaza area is a great dog run with new paving. It is a beautiful part of the city, and many friendly dogs and their humans love this area. It is named after one of the Rescue Labs that gave his life during the 9-11 search and rescue operations. See Details
Madison Square Park Dog Run This popular NYC dog park is a bit on the smaller side, but is a favorite among NYC dog-lovers. Double-entry/exit gates help ensure your dog's safety when anyone enters or leaves the park. Water is available for dogs during the late spring, summer, and early fall, but bring your own, just in case. Plenty of seating and shade available. See Details
Inwood Hill Park Trail Inwood Hill Park Trail is an easy, 2 mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Moderate slopes offer you and your pup some exercise as you hike through the only natural park on Manhattan Island. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Z-Travel & Leisure Tours If you want to find out more about NYC, take a tour with Art and Susan Zuckerman of Z-Travel and Leisure Tours. Art and Susan offer 80 different types of tours including neighborhood tours, themed tours, ethnic tours, food tours, water tours, and a chocolate tours. All their tours can be adapted for guests traveling with dogs. Just be sure to mention you will be bringing a dog when you call to schedule a tour. See Details
North Chelsea Dog Park This much-loved off-leash dog park is a favorite with locals for its wonderful views of the river. The park is fully-fenced, and there are dog-friendly restaurants nearby. See Details
Washington Square Park Dog Run You'll love this fenced, neighborhood dog park, a great place to bring your pet for some off-leash fun. Running water available. See Details
East River Park Esplanade Let your dog get some off-leash exercise at this clean, safe dog park, which is fully fenced. This park does tend to be busy in the evening hours. See Details
St. Nicholas Dog Park This lovely dog park in Harlem is fully fenced and includes separate small dog area. A great place to bring your pet to play off-leash. See Details
Inwood Hill Park and Dog Run There is a fenced, off-leash dog run at Inwood Park - a great place for your pet to get some exercise! See Details
Fort Tryon Dog Run (Sir Williams Run) One of the largest runs in the city, this fenced off-leash park is a great place to bring your pet to meet the neighbors. See Details
TriBeCa Dog Run TriBeCa (Pier 26) Dog Run - Newly revamped dog run in TriBeCa. - Separate large and small dog runs - Drinking water located in both runs - Adequate seating with shades for mommies and daddies - Double gate at entrance - Sprinkler area for the dogs to play in for both runs - Twice daily cleaning schedule everyday See Details
Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed and suspension bridge in New York City that crosses over the East River and connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you admire the views from either side from the paved, dog-friendly, pedestrian pathway on the bridge. Make sure you keep Fido close as the bridge is a popular crossing for commuters. See Details
Carl Schurz Dog Park Carl Schurz Park has two off-leash dog runs where pups can mingle, and the promenade is a lovely place to stroll along the East River. See Details
NYC Ferry NYC Ferry is a pet-friendly tour company in New York. They offer five routes, as well as one seasonal route, connecting 21 ferry piers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Leashed dogs are welcome on board, as long as they are muzzled or contained within a carrier. Trips are operated every day of the week from 5:30am to 10:30pm. See Details
Bryant Park Bryant Park is dog-friendly. You can bring your leashed pups to enjoy the area around the lawn, as long as you pick up any mess that they leave behind. The park is known for lush lawn and flowers that change seasonally. It's nestled in a canyon of skyscrapers, making it a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle with your pooch. This city park is full of historical monuments and urban amenities. The park is open every day of the week from 7am to 10pm. See Details
The Battery Leashed pets can join you in designated areas of The Battery in New York, set right on the water with views of the Statue of Liberty. The historic, dog-friendly park features breathtaking harbor views, vast perennial gardens, bike paths, grand lawns, an urban farm, and a SeaGlass carousel. See Details
New York City Ghosts Bring Fido for a ghoulish walk through Greenwich Village on a New York City Ghosts tour. Leashed pets are welcome to join their owners on a Colonial Ghosts, LLC tour, as they stop by The Edgar Allan Poe House, The site of the Triangle Factory Fire, Mark Twain's House of Death and more. All of the tales are based on research and deep dives into the history of the area. New York City Ghosts welcomes leashed, friendly, quiet, and well-behaved pets for free. Advance reservation via New York City Ghosts' website or by phone is required for humans. Price and time vary by tour. See Details
Rockaway Beach Rockaway Beach is New York City's only legal surfing beach, making it a top attraction in Queens, NY. Fido doesn't need a surfboard to enjoy a day in the sun. Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach and the pet-friendly boardwalk. Pet owners must have proof of current dog license and rabies vaccination. Please note that, although Rockaway Beach is open year round, dogs are only allowed during the off-season. See Details
Stuyvesant Park Dog Run Dogs of all sizes and their owners enjoy this well-shaded and relatively clean dog run. The surrounding area is also very peaceful, and the park across the street is also a great place to walk your (on-leash) dog, with beautifully kept flowers and fountains. See Details
William Secord Gallery William Secord Gallery is a dog-friendly art gallery in New York, NY. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you browse the 19th and 20th century paintings. Dog lovers will be enthralled with the selection of original dog paintings, books, and more. You can even commission a portrait of Fido. See Details
Tompkins Square Dog Run NYC This popular off-leash dog park is fully fenced with plenty of space to run and benches for owners to relax. See Details
Union Square Dog Run Friendly owners and pets come to interact at the Union Square Dog Run. Dogs must be on a leash (no more than six feet long) at all times, except in dog runs and designated off-leash areas at prescribed times. You must pick up after your dog and dispose of the waste in containers provided throughout the park. See Details
Leroy Street Dog Park Pets will love the chance to play and run off-leash at this fenced city dog park. See Details