Location: East 42nd Street and 1st Ave, New York, NY 10016


  • 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.

robert-lefside Hours: The park closes at 1 a.m.

Description: Robert Moses Playground is a 1.3-acre playground and park in the New York City borough of Manhattan, located in the Murray Hill neighborhood on First Avenue between 41st and 42nd streets, immediately south of the United Nations Headquarters. Adjacent to the playground and within the park is Robert’s Dog Run. It is entirely fenced-in with a single running area paved with paving bricks. There are no watering areas, but there are a few community dog watering bowls, bench seating, poop-bags and waste bins available.

dustyreviewrobert-rightsideREVIEW BY DUSTY BLUE: This is one of those dog runs in the city where I looked at it and said, “THIS is a dog run?” … kind of like West Village Dog Run, it’s more like a fenced-in sidewalk that has a few dog bowls and plastic bags for clean up. I understand that Robert’s Run is in a very busy part of the city, being near the United Nations, and that most dogs here are probably cooped up inside all day. So a visit to this run might be quite a treat for them. But for a herding dog like me, who needs a lot of space to run full tilt, this place looks like a confinement cell! The one good thing I’ll say is they didn’t fence in the trees here so I could actually sniff them and pee on them to my heart’s content.