Home Visit the Park Support the Park Volunteer Calendar of Events Parties/Permits Environment Education About

Donate

E-News

Related Information:

 

    Home  >  Visit the Park  >  Activities  >  Dog Walking
PrintPrint     

Plan Your Visit
Places to Go
Activities
Baseball
Basketball
Bicycling
Birding
Dog Walking
Fishing
Football
Kids
Horseback Riding
Ice Skating
Pedal Boats
Picnic / BBQ
Running
Soccer
Prospect Park Audubon Center
Prospect Park Tennis Center
Tours
Volleyball
Volunteering
Interactive Park Map
Upcoming Events
Shop

 
Dog Walking

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.

Lilly in the Long Meadow

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.

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.

Contact

Fellowship in the Interest of Dogs and their Owners (FIDO): (888) 604-3422



Interactive Park Map   Prospect Park Alliance

Become a Member  |  Volunteer  |  Press Room  |  Employment Opportunities  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us
Home  |  About  |  Visit the Park  |  Support the Park  |  Shop  |  Calendar  |  Parties  |  Permits  |  Environment  |  Education


©2008 – 2014 Prospect Park Alliance. All rights reserved. Site powered by Atlas Workcenter.