c. Joseph O. Holmes

Things to Do With Dogs

Prospect Park is a haven for dogs, offering acres of green space for special off-leash hours (6 am–9 am and 9 pm–1 am) at the Long Meadow (except ballfields), Nethermead, Peninsula Meadow and, during those hours, even a place to swim, Dog Beach. We also offer the Kensington Dog Run at the Prospect Park Parade Ground. Connect with other Prospect Park dog owners through FIDO, which hosts events throughout the year.

Kensington Dog Run
Prospect Park's first dog run is open 6 am until 10 pm daily.
A rolling meadow near the Park’s center, this is a popular destination for dog walking, picnicking and birdwatching.
Long Meadow
Nearly a mile long, this is the longest stretch of unbroken meadow in any U.S. urban park.

Rules and Safety

Off-leash hours are permitted 5 am–9 am and 9 pm–1 am at the Long Meadow (except ballfields), Nethermead and Peninsula Meadow (not woodlands). Dogs must be leashed at all other times.

Algal Bloom Notice

Algal blooms can be harmful to pets and people. Learn more about safety during blooms.

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