Location: 454 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022 You can gain access from the end of E. 50th St. by going down the steps next to the Peter Detmold Park sign.


  • 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.

peter-leftHours: The park closes at 1 a.m.

Description: Situated in Peter Detmold Park, the Peter Detmold Dog Run is near many UN residences and consulates. Consequently, this dog run is very well-kept and is a bit of an oasis, being adjacent to FDR Drive, while also overlooking the East River. The park itself is entirely fenced-in and mostly paved in an L-shaped area underneath the pedestrian bridge at E. 50th St. There is plenty of bench seating, cleaning equipment, poop bags and waste bins.

dustyreviewpeter-rightREVIEW BY DUSTY BLUE: I was a bit freaked out going down the steep stone steps at the end of E. 50th St. to get to this run, and it didn’t help that the treacherous steps smelled like human pee. But once we got to the lower level where the park is, I couldn’t believe what a secret island this place seems. It has paving bricks for most of its ground cover, but there are a few trees and some dirt in one corner where I could sniff and mark up. Because it’s in an L-shape, it makes it seem like it is in two sections, but in reality it’s all one big run. The cars of FDR Drive are right next to the fence and they do get pretty loud at times… just watch the video and you’ll see what I mean. I liked it here!