Photo by myself in Tompkins Square Park, in Alphabet City.
I took a photo of couple of Rupert's friends last weekend, when we visited the dog run in Tompkins Square Park.
Dog runs in New York are usually split in two - one side is for smaller dogs and one side is for dogs of all sizes. Some smaller dogs, puppies and their owners prefer to hang out with their smaller buddies.
If you are ever in the city with your dog, the dog runs are a great place to visit and socialize with other dogs and their owners. There is usually one dog run per neighborhood or park, and there are well over 100 runs throughout New York City.
Each dog run is equipped with a water fountain for dogs and seating for humans. Most are lined with gravel and some have kiddie pools.
Larger parks, such as Central Park in Manhattan and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, have off leash hours. Before 9 am and after 9 pm, you can let your dog roam free. Of course, there are leash laws in New York. At all times, you must have your dog on a leash.
Curious to know where the dog runs are in New York? Here is an official list.
Related posts: Off Leash in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sharing a Moment and On the Train.