I really don't want my parents to get tickets for me running without a leash, so I found a great list of where and when I can run in NY Parks and not get smacked with a pooch ticket.
NEW YORK DOG DAYS
Legally catch a Frisbee in NYC?!!
A Parks Department "courtesy policy" permits your pooch to roam free only between the less-than-convenient hours of 9 p.m. and 9 A.M. in New York City. There are other restrictions that contradicts the parks' policy by stating that dogs must be leashed at all times. Any NYPD or Sanitation Department officer can issue a summons at any time. (but the odds of getting fined are very remote)
Dog owners can also take advantage of the city's public and private dog runs:
Tompkins Square Park, 1st Ave. To Ave. B, from East 7th to East 10th St's.
Union Square Dog Run, 15th St. & Union Sq. West
Madison Square Park, Madison Ave. To 5th Ave. between East 23rd St. & East 26th St.
Peter Detmold Park, at 51st Street and Beekman Place
Carl Schurz Park, East End Avenue at 86th Street
DeWitt Clinton Park Dog Run, Btw 10th and 11th Ave at 52nd and 54th
Theodore Roosevelt Park, Columbus Avenue at 81st Street
Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village
Robert Moses Park Dog Run, 41st Street and 1st Ave
Thomas Smith Park Dog Run, 11th Ave and W. 22nd St
Fish Bridge Park Dog Run, Dover St., between Pearl & Water St.
Hudson River Run at Pier 52 (at Gansevoort Street and the Hudson River),
One of two membership-based runs in the city (annual fee: $40)
Brooklyn and Queens:
DiMattina Park in Carroll Gardens, at Woodhull and Hicks Streets
Windmuller Park in Woodside, Woodside Avenue at 55th Street
Prospect Park Dog Beach
Located in Prospect Park, off 9th Street on the path leading down from the Tennis House. Dogs may only be off-leash before 9 am and after 9 pm in the summer and after 5 pm in the winter. People are not permitted to swim in the dog pool. Yes, there's a dog pool!
To find out where other dog runs are located, call 800-201-PARK or . Click here