madison-frontLocation: Fifth Avenue and West 25th Street, New York, NY, New York, NY 10010

  • 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.

madison-waterHours: The park closes at 11 p.m.

Description: Located at 24th street, at the Western side of Madison Square Park, the park’s dog run (also known as Jemmy’s Run) is a haven for Flatiron District neighborhood dogs. The 13-year-old run is lined with trees and provides a moderate amount of space for dogs to run around. There are segregated sections for small and large dogs, plenty of benches —(many with umbrellas for extra shade),— and gravel ground covering. The park also provides poop bags, waste bins, and cleaning equipment. There is a watering area and motion-sensor lights along the fencing for night-time visits.

dustyreviewREVIEW BY DUSTY BLUE: I visited this park at dusk and noticed they have lights along the fence to help dog owners see better. This run reminds me a lot of the Union Square Dog Run in size, shape and features. It also has gravel ground cover which is a little rough on my feet, but there is a decent amount of space for dogs of my size (24 lbs.) to run around. I met mostly dogs of my size and some very mellow larger dogs as well. No frills, but not bad.