Location: Intersections of 72nd St. and Riverside Ave, New York, NY

72-front Rules:

  • Monitor, control and accompany your dog at all times.
  • No dogs in heat. Closely monitor non-neutered males as other males may react aggressively toward them.
  • Prong, choke and spike collars may not be worn
  • Dogs involved in a fight must leave the run until all parties calm down.
  • Discourage barking, especially early morning and late evening.
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dogs must be licensed, vaccinated against rabies and free from all communicable diseases.
  • Use caution when bringing food into the run. No glass containers allowed.
  • If your dog digs holes, fill it in before you leave.

Hours: The park closes at 1 a.m.

72-backDescription: Riverside Park is Manhattan’s most spectacular waterfront park, stretching four miles from 72nd to 158th Streets along the Hudson River. Since 1875, the landscapes of Frederick Law Olmsted have offered city residents and visitors the opportunity to relax, exercise, socialize and walk/run their dogs in a beautiful setting. The 72nd Street Dog Run (formerly FLORAL – Friends & Lovers Of Riverside Area Life) has represented the community of dog owners in the south end of Riverside Park since 1995. The dog run has gravel ground cover, a watering area, separate sections for small and large dogs, cleaning equipment (brooms and dust pans), poop-bag dispensers, and waste bins.

dustyreviewREVIEW BY DUSTY BLUE: This was another dog run that smelled just as much like human pee as dog pee! It was a nice run otherwise and has a view of the river. Unfortunately for me, all of the trees were fenced off so us dogs couldn’t get to them to sniff and pee on which is a “pet” peeve of mine, but I did meet some nice smaller dogs and people here.