Dog Friendly Activities in New York, NY

There are 195 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 New York, NY, with your dog, would be complete without a stroll through Central Park. Pets must remain on-leash in the park except during designated off-leash hours in 23 areas of the park. Off-leash hours are before 9:00 AM and after 9:00 PM. 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, located in Battery Park City's Kowsky Plaza, is a great destination for Fido. This small but beautiful fenced park in New York, NY is enjoyed by many friendly dogs and their humans. Bring your pup for some off-leash play at this special spot, named after one of the Rescue Labs that gave his life during the 9-11 search and rescue operations. See Details
Seastreak Ferries Bring Fido for a trip with Seastreak Ferries in New York, NY! This pet-friendly company welcomes leashed pets on the outdoor decks and small pups in carries inside the vessel. Note that dogs are not permitted on any special event trip or the NJ/NYC service to Martha’s Vineyard/Nantucket. See Details
Jemmy's Dog Run at Madison Square Park Jemmy's Dog Run is a popular NYC dog recreation space in Madison Square Park. 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 are available. Ensure Fido is leashed until inside the designated off-leash area. 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 learn more about NYC, take a dog-friendly tour with Art and Susan Zuckerman of Z-Travel and Leisure Tours. They offer 80 different types of tours, including neighborhood tours, themed tours, ethnic tours, food tours, water tours and a chocolate tours. All can be adapted for guests traveling with dogs; just be sure to mention you will be bringing Fido when you call to schedule a time. See Details
Dog Run at Washington Square Park The dog run at Washington Square Park is a great place to visit with Fido! This fenced-in recreation area in New York, NY, offers dogs a space to play off-leash with their furry friends. While pups are permitted to join their owners in the larger community park, ensure they remain on a leash until within the designated off-leash dog run. See Details
Pier 84 Dog Run Pier 84 Dog Run is an off-leash recreation area for pups located within Hudson River Park in New York, NY. This Hell's Kitchen neighborhood park is a favorite among locals for its beautiful views of the Hudson River and U.S.S Intrepid. This fully fenced dog run features a spray shower, water fountain, play structures, double gated safety vestibule and more. See Details
Dog Run at East River Esplanade South Let your dog get some off-leash exercise at the dog run at East River Esplanade South in New York, NY. This fully fenced recreation space features views of the East River, has play structures and is partially covered by the FDR Parkway. See Details
Dog Run at St. Nicholas Park Bring Fido to play off-leash with his pet companions at this popular spot. The dog run in St. Nicholas Park in New York, NY, runs from St. Nicholas Ave to St. Nicholas Terr and between W 128th to W 141st. This fully fenced recreation space offers separate areas for small and large dogs. See Details
Dog Run at Inwood Hill Park Fido will love playing with his pet companions at the dog run at Inwood Hill Park in New York, NY. This recreation space is located at Seaman Ave and Isham St, just north of the flagpole. Ensure Fido is leashed when leaving the dog run and returning to the overall community park. See Details
Sir William's Dog Run at Fort Tryon Park Sir William's Dog Run is one of the largest runs in the city of New York, NY. This fenced-in recreation space features two separate areas, one for large dogs and one for small dogs. Pups are welcome in the community park but must remain leashed during their visit if not in the dog run. See Details
Tribeca Dog Run Located inside Hudson River Park in New York, NY, is the popular Tribeca Dog Run. This fenced-in recreation space features separate areas for large and small dogs, drinking water, seating for humans, a double-gate entry, sprinklers and more. See Details
Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed and suspension bridge in New York, NY 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 of the paved, dog-friendly pedestrian pathway on the bridge. Ensure you keep Fido close, as the bridge is a popular crossing for commuters. See Details
Bryant Park Bryant Park in New York, NY, is dog friendly! You can bring your leashed pups to enjoy the area around the lush lawns as long as you pick up anything that they leave behind. This recreation area is nestled in a canyon of skyscrapers, making it a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle with your pup. This city park is full of historical monuments and urban amenities. See Details
Dog Runs at Carl Schurz Park Carl Schurz Park in New York, NY, has two separate dog runs, one for small pups and one for larger dogs. This community recreation space is located along the East River and gives dogs the opportunity to get some exercise. Once Fido is done playing, ensure he is leashed back up before re-entering the community park. See Details
NYC Ferry NYC Ferry is a pet-friendly tour company in New York, NY. They offer six routes and one seasonal weekend route, connecting ferry piers in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Dogs are welcome on board as long as they are muzzled and/or contained within a carrier. 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
The Battery Leashed pets can join you in designated areas of The Battery in New York, NY, 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 as long as they don't become disruptive or distracting to the tour. All the tales you'll find here are based on research and deep dives into the area's history. Reservations via New York City Ghosts' website or by phone are required. See Details