Where can I take my dog in NYC? Essential Tips

9 My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair

What’s not to love about Central Park? There’s off-leash hours, acres of lush land, and even a waterfall. The Central Park Conservancy runs Central Park Paws, a program for all of the dogs and owners who frequent the park. They also invite dogs and dog lovers to celebrate Central Park’s vibrant dog community and promote responsible park stewardship at the annual “My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair.”

This free event features games and contests, giveaways, tips from trainers, microchipping, and more.

Where can I take my dog in NYC?

5 West 72nd Street Dog Run

Riverside Park is home to nearly 400 acres of NYC parkland stretching from 59th Street to 181 Street along the Hudson River. There’s so much to see and do along the water, which of course includes taking a romp at the 72nd Street dog run!

The dog run was officially opened in November 2004 thanks to the efforts of FLORAL, an Upper West Side dog owner and park advocacy group. It’s entirely maintained by volunteers and contributions, so do your part when visiting and be sure to pick up after your dog.

Their Instagram is inactive, but you can get more information on their website.

There are a few dog runs in Riverside Park, so if you’re not thrilled with this one, just walk a few blocks uptown to the next one!

Location: Intersections of 72nd St. and Riverside Ave, Upper West Side (Manhattan).

9 March in the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

Every Easter, celebrants don festive finery and show off their very best bonnets along Fifth Avenue. The annual pageant is a New York City tradition that dates back to the 1870s.

The parade marches north on Fifth Avenue, from 49th Street to 57th Street, and dogs are welcome to join too. It’s a great excuse to put on your Sunday best and slap a fancy hat and bow tie on your dog.

WHAT TO DO in NEW YORK CITY Summer 2023 (With Your Dog ) – Pet Friendly Restaurants NYC [4K]

If you live in NYC with your dog, or you want to plan a trip there with your furbaby, you’ll want to know which restaurants, bars, hotels, and parks are dog-friendly. Check out this article for the top pet-friendly places in NYC.