Off-Leash Dog Parks in New York

There are few things in life a dog loves more than running off-leash with his canine comrades. No matter where you live or where you’re headed in New York, we can help you find an off-leash dog park nearby. We'll even give you the scoop on poop bag and water availability.

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
Pet Friendly Normanskill Farm Dog Park
Normanskill Farm Dog Park Off Delaware Avenue, take a left on Mill Road just before the bridge to Delmar and continue straight to the farm, and go all the way back to the Community Garden & Dog Park. Off the beaten track a bit makes for a nice setting for this off leash area. Dogs must be sociable, current on all vaccinations, and under their owner's control at all times. Dogs must be leashed when not in designated off-lead areas. See Details
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 Central 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
Ellicott Island Park Pet owners love to bring their four-legged friends to this island park. Located in Ellicott Creek, the Ellicott Island Bark Park is unique, in that it is not fenced, but surrounded by water. Dogs are welcome to explore off-leash as long as they are cleaned up after. Ellicott Island features a doggy beach, open and shaded areas, trails, and a free library station for human visitors. Volunteers provide bowls and fresh water. Dog owners can enter Ellicott Island Bark Park at the park's double-gated footbridge. See Details
Dyker Beach Park Dog Run Dyker Beach Park Dog Run includes a large, grassy dog run with a secure entrance where your pet can play off-leash. See Details
Jamesville Beach Off-leash Dog Park There is a un-fenced, shared use off-leash dog area in Jamesville Beach Park which accesses the Jamesville Reservoir. Proof of a current rabies vaccine may be required on site.Dogs on leash are allowed in the rest of the park except that they are not allowed in the beach areas during the summer beach season. During the winter dogs may use the beach areas on leash. There is a disc golf course in the park. Dogs must always be cleaned up after throughout the park. See Details
Tompkins County Dog Park Dogs are welcome to run off-leash at this Ithaca dog park. There are separate areas for big and small dogs. See Details
Prospect Park Dog Field From 5am to 9am and 9 pm to 1 am daily, dogs can roam free and even swim in the Long Meadow, Neathermead and Peninsula areas of Prospect Park. You will be joined by hundreds of other happy dog owners and their dogs, enjoying the sprawling fields. See Details
West 72nd Street Dog Run West 72nd Street Dog Park in New York City makes the big city feel cozy to a dog owner and features two separate areas, plenty of seating, and lots of shade. See Details
Knox Farm State Park walking trails (leashed dogs) and fenced dog park areas for large or small dogs. Horses have the right of way on trails. 2 dogs per adult handler in the dog park area. See Details
Pelham Bay Park Dog Run The Pelham Bay Park Dog Run is located in Pelham South, not far from the entrance at Middletown Road and Stadium Avenue. The Dog Run is one of the first dog runs to be built by the NYC Parks Department. Nearby, Orchard Beach is also a treat in the off-season, when strolling, biking or dog walking (on the promenade only from October 1 to May 1) are very popular. 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
Blydenburgh Dog Park at Blydenburgh County Park Blydenburgh County Park is a 627 acre park located at the headwaters of the Nissequogue River. The park is richly forested hills and valleys and the centerpiece of the park is a man-made lake, Stump Pond, that was created at the turn of the century. Dogs are allowed, on leash, throughout the park and without leash only within the fenced-in Dog Park. The Dog Park is an entirely fenced in two acre parcel that includes separate areas for small and large dogs. Each area has an open field and a wooded path to meander through with your dog. Each section is double gated for safe and easy access and includes a water spigot/drinking fountain. There is ample parking adjacent to the park. A Green Key pass is required on the weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The park is open year-round from 8:00 AM to sunset. See Details
Nickerson Beach Nickerson Beach has a dog run with separate fenced areas for small and large dogs. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. See Details
Department of General Services Dog Park This fenced in, off lead area sits just north of Huck Finns Warehouse and the I-90 bridge overpass. Dogs must be sociable, current on all vaccinations, and under their owner's control at all times. Dogs must also be leashed when not in designated off-lead areas. See Details
Greece Canal Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced, 1-acre dog park, which includes a separate area for smaller dogs. However, all dogs must be registered with the Monroe County Department of Parks for entry to the dog park (or will be subject to a fine). Fees are $24 per dog, $25 per dog if paying by credit/debit card. Hours are 7am to 5pm, October 15 through March 14 and then 7am to 9pm, March 15 through October 14. See Details
Eisenhower Dog Park Developed with support and partnership from the local dog owner community, Long Island Dog Owners Group, Pet Supplies Plus and Eisenhower Park officials, the almost one acre site features an area for small dogs, an area for large dogs with separate entrances. The park also features new benches, water fountains for the dogs, a shade/rain pavilion, waste bag disposal stations, a bulletin board and off-street parking. The park is located at the corner of Stewart Ave and Salisbury Park Drive (on the north side of the park). See Details
Paws Place Ward Acres Dog Park Pets love to socialize and play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes a separate area for small dogs. 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
Thomas Bull Memorial Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash in this 1.5 acre, fenced dog park with benches, drinking fountains, and shade areas. See Details
Mud Creek Dog Park Bring your dog for some off-leash exercise at this dog park. Be careful as park has only natural boundaries and remember to bring water. See Details
Wolfe's Pond Park This public park includes a special area and walking trail for dogs and hosts loads of dog-related events, including agility trials. The dog run is located to left of Cornelia Avenue. See Details
Ellison Dog Park Love this park! Great resource for the area. There are actually three in Rochester - this one is an Ellison Park. The other two are in Henrietta and Greece. It should be noted that a lot of the negative reviews are complaints about the fee for each dog on the Greece dog park listing. Yes, your tax dollars help to make the park possible, but as the number of dogs increase, the number of tax dollars don't! Each person who uses the park is adding work for the park rangers and the people who keep it clean and safe for our dogs. Compared to other cities with much higher fees (I've seen ones as expensive as $150 per year!) Rochester is a great deal. You get access to all three parks year round where there is plenty of room for all dogs to play and get great exercise. HOW DO I REGISTER MY DOG(S)? All owners must register their dogs with the Monroe County Department of Parks. Permits are not prorated and expire December 31 of the current permit year. There are TWO ways to register: Dogs must be at least 6 months of age to qualify to register. #1 - Dogs can be registered during normal business hours: M – F 8:30am – 4:30pm at 171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY14620 . We can accept cash, checks and credit cards, there is plenty of free, off street parking, and we can make copies of your licensing documents. You will need a current copy of your dog(s) license with current address, a copy of current Rabies Certificate, completed permit, and a signed Acknowledgement, Agreement, and Release form. Permit and Acknowledgement, Agreement, and Release forms are available only where you register. There is a $24 per dog fee that can be paid via cash or check. Credit card payments can only be taken at the Parks Department. Credit card payments will be $25 per dog which includes service fees. #2 - Staff will also be available at the dog park for on-site registration periodically. Always check this page for information on upcoming on-site registration dates and times. Please bring copies of your dog's license and rabies certificate as we will need to keep copies on file. On-site registrations can accept cash, check, or credit cards. Weather permitting, park staff will be located directly at the dog park(s). In case of inclement weather staff will be located at either Creekside Lodge at Ellison Park or the Greece Canal Labor Center at Greece Canal Park. See Details
The Paw Park Bring Fido to this off-leash dog park with separate fenced areas for small and large dogs. The Paw Park is a non-profit organization funded entirely on donations See Details