On weekend mornings, my favorite New York City activity is grabbing a coffee and heading to my local dog park. I can sit to enjoy my coffee (iced in the summer, hot in the fall and winter), all while my dogs play and socialize. It’s a relaxing way to start the day for both me and my pup.
Over the last several decades, New York City’s Parks Department has created a multitude of fenced in, fully enclosed spaces for your dog to romp and play off-leash. They’re free and often have amenities like trees for shade and benches.
Below is an official list of all of the dog parks in Brooklyn. If you’re looking for fun things to do with your dog in Brooklyn, head to one of them!
Before You Go To The Dog Park
- Be clean – pick up after your dog and properly dispose of their waste.
- Play nice – don’t let your dog chase birds, squirrels or other NYC wildlife.
- Be safe – your dog must be vaccinated against rabies, and you are required to carry proof of a current dog license and rabies vaccination while in public.
- Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way.
Related: Dog Parks in Manhattan
Dog Parks in Brooklyn: By Neighborhood
Owls Head Park Dog Run
Location: 68th Street and Shore Road
Herbert Von King Park Dog Run
Location: Marcy Avenue & Lafayette Avenue
Adam Yauch Park Dog Run (a.k.a. Willowtown Community Dog Run)
Location: Columbia Place & State Street
Hillside Park Dog Run
Location: Columbia Heights & Middagh Street
Maria Hernandez Park
Location: Irving Ave. & Suydam St.
DiMattina Park Dog Run
Location: Hicks & Woodhull streets
Brooklyn Bridge Park Dog Run
Location: Pier 6
Dyker Beach Park Dog Run
Location: 7th Avenue and 86th Street
Cooper Park Dog Run
Location: At the intersection of Morgan Avenue and Sharon Street
McGolrick Park Dog Run
Location: North Henry Street and Driggs Avenue
Manhattan Beach Dog Run
Location: East of Ocean Avenue, North Shore Rockaway inlet
J.J. Byrne Memorial Park Dog Run (a.k.a. Washington Park Dog Run)
Location: 3rd to 4th streets, 4th to 5th avenues
Prospect Park Dog Beach*
Location: 95 Prospect Park West
*Not an official dog run, and not fully enclosed.
Kensington Dog Run
Location: Prospect Park Parade Grounds- Coney Island Ave @ Kermit Place.
South Slope Dog Run
Location: 18th Street and 7th Ave.
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