Riverside Park at 72nd Street

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West 72nd Street (Upper West Side)
New York City (Manhattan), New York - NY US
Surface: Gravel
Hours: 6 am to 1 am
Fee: Free and open to the public
Organizing Body: NYC Parks
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Dog Park Description

Benches, hanging flowerpots, disposal bags, scoopers. There are two areas – one for large dogs and one for smaller dogs. Both areas have water stations for the dogs in the summer.

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  1. Elliot on said:

    This is a large dog park (they also have a small park for small dogs). It has a lot of benches around the park, and it’s usually a peaceful place to visit. The one issue I have with the park is that there seems to be standing water after it rains. I would hope the drainage improves. Lots of area for dogs to run though.

  2. Been going to this run off and on for a year now.

    Things it has going for it:

    – Decent size for a dog run in Manhattan
    – Safe area/park
    – Hose to cool off dogs
    – Separate large dog and small dog areas
    – Plenty of shade
    – Clean
    – Supported by a good organized group of local dog owners

    Things it has against it:

    – No bathrooms nearby for humans

    Right now this is by far the best dog run in Riverside Park.

    Dog runs/parks I have been to so far:

    Central Park (during off leash hours)
    Prospect Park (during off leash hours)
    Kissena Park (during off leash hours)
    Cunningham Park Dog Run
    Murray Playground Dog run
    Sherry Park Dog Run
    Underbridge Playground Dog Run
    Windmuller Park Dog Run
    Brooklyn Bridge Park Dog Run
    Hillside Park Dog Run
    Bull Moose Dog Run (Natural History Museum)
    Little Bay Park Dog Run
    87th St Dog Run (Riverside Park)
    105th St Dog Run (Riverside Park)
    Union Square Park Dog Run
    Jemmy’s Dog Run (Washington Square Park)
    Bugsy’s Dog Run (Astoria Park, have to say but this is the sorriest excuse for a dog run)
    Christopher Morley Park Dog Run (Long Island – Roslyn)
    East Hills Park Dog Run (Long Island – East Hills)
    Oyster Bay Dog Run (Long Island – Massapequa)
    West Hills County Park Dog Run (Long Island – West Hills)
    Wantagh Park Dog Run (Long Island – Wantagh)
    Cedar Creek Park Dog Run (Long Island – Wantagh)
    Valley Stream Dog Run (Long Island – Valley Stream)

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