Location: Riverside Dr To Broadway, New York, NY 10040. Enter Fort Tryon park where Fort Washington Avenue turns into Margaret Corbin Circle. Take a right – going towards New Leaf Cafe. Walk down the stairs past the cafe – there’s an archway, this goes UNDER the road. The dog run is on the left by a giant radiator sculpture.
- 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.
Description: Fort Tryon Park hosts 8 miles of pathways, sprawling lawns, and the city’s largest garden with unrestricted public access, the Heather Garden. It is also home to the Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that houses nearly 5,000 medieval works in a building comprised of several structures from Europe.
More importantly to dogs, Fort Tryon Park is home to Manhattan’s largest dog run, complete with a gazebo for dog owners to sit and socialize. The fully-fenced in run has cedar chip ground cover with separate fenced areas for large and small dogs. There are no watering areas, but poop bags are available as are waste bins. The seating available is four wooden picnic tables.
REVIEW BY DUSTY BLUE: This place is gigantic compared to any other park in Manhattan. There’s plenty of room, and running space is not an issue. There are separate sections for big or small dogs, but most people hang out in the big-dog section. The cedar chips made my feet dirty and they didn’t entirely cover the ground, but I didn’t mind. There were no watering areas either… just a few overturned metal water bowls. The people and dogs are really nice here and it felt good to finally stretch out and run in a dog park in the big city.