Location: Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10026


  • 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.

morning-sideHours: The park closes at 10 p.m.

Description: Morningside Park sits on a narrow strip that stretches 13 blocks through the neighborhoods of Harlem and Morningside Heights. With its convenient location in the heart of Northern Manhattan, only a few blocks from Columbia University, Riverside Park, St. Nicholas Park, the Apollo Theater, and the northern tip of Central Park, Morningside Park also hosts a good-size, fenced-in dog run. It features two sections to separate large and small dogs with dirt ground covering and a watering area. There is also cleaning equipment, poop-bag dispensers, bench seating and waste bins available. The run is slightly steep and features railroad ties to act as steps to keep people and dogs from sliding down the hillside.

dustyreviewmorning-othersideREVIEW BY DUSTY BLUE: This is another cool dog run in the Harlem/Northern Manhattan area. It’s also one of the larger ones on the island. The dirt ground cover was a bit messy, and my owner complained that I tracked dirt into the car, but I loved running full tilt in this place. There aren’t that many parks or runs where I can do that. The railroad ties were fun to run up and I met quite a few nice dogs (including a basenji and a couple of bull dogs) and people here.