Prospect Park is a dog’s paradise, with wide-open spaces to roam. There's even a place for dogs to swim: the Long Meadow Dog Beach at the Pools. Off-leash hours are now established, and to preserve this privilege we ask that you keep dogs leashed at all other times. Dogs should not be off-leash during off-leash hours if they are not responsive to voice command. During regular hours and in non-off-leash locations, please be aware that there is a $100 fine for an unleashed dog summons.
Only dogs are allowed to swim at Dog Beach, and they must be leashed except at off-leash hours. The Dog Beach is located near the Long Meadow ballfields, most easily accessible from the 9th Street entrance to the Park. Caution: the water at Dog Beach becomes deep very fast.
See some cute pictures of happy canines enjoying Dog Beach.
Dog Walking Guidelines
NYC law requires dogs to be on a leash 6 feet or shorter at all times, except during designated off-leash hours in designated areas.
Owners must be in control of their dogs at all times.
Please dispose of dog waste properly.
Dogs are never allowed in playgrounds, on bridle paths, on ballfields, or other designated sports areas. There are no off-leash areas at the Parade Ground.
Do not allow dogs to dig - holes create trip hazards.
To protect wildlife habitats, dogs must always be leashed and on stay on paths when in wooded areas.
Dogs are allowed in the water at the Lake adjacent to the Peninsula meadow during off-leash hours.
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and 5 to 9 a.m. daily in these areas:
Map of Off Leash Areas . In Prospect Park, dogs are required to be on leash in all other areas.
Fellowship in the Interest of Dogs and their Owners (FIDO): (888) 604-3422