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St. Nicholas Park

 Dog-friendly Areas

You and your dog are welcome in New York City parks, and there are numerous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors together. For the safety of both humans and canines, please review our Dog Rules and Regulations before entering the park.

No dogs allowed: Dogs are not permitted in these areas at any time. These areas include playgrounds, zoos, swimming pools/facilities, bathing areas/beaches, fountains, ballfields, or on basketball/handball/tennis courts.

Beaches and Bathing Facilties: Dogs are not allowed to enter any bathing facilities, including New York City beaches. However, as a courtesy, leashed dogs are allowed on the sand and boardwalk at Rockaway Beach, Coney Island & Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Midland Beach, and South Beach from October 1 until May 1. No unleashed dogs are allowed on the sand at all New York City beaches. Leashed dogs are allowed on the boardwalk/promenade at Orchard Beach, Coney Island, Brighton, Midland, South, and Manhattan Beaches.

Dogs must be on leash at all times: Dogs must be kept on a leash (no more than six feet long) at all times when in these areas.

Designated Off-Leash Areas: Certain park areas allow dogs to be off-leash from the time the park opens until 9 a.m. AND from 9 p.m. until the park closes. Dog owners/attendants with dogs off-leash in these designated areas must obey all general rules, including having their dog under control at all times, licensing the dog, and carrying proof of the dog's rabies vaccination. Parks that contain designated off-leash areas are listed by borough below. Reminder: Off-leash rules do not apply to park areas where dogs are strictly prohibited (e.g. playgrounds, tennis courts, athletic fields, and basketball/handball courts).

Dog Runs: Dog runs are large, fenced-in areas for dogs to exercise unleashed. Created with the expertise of a Parks Department landscape architect and volunteers, the runs encourage play while supplying good drainage, safe lighting, and healthy plantings.

NameAddressTypeAccessibleNotes
St. Nicholas Park Dog RunSt Nicholas Avenue to St. Nicholas Terrace, West 128th to West 141 streetsRun

Directions to St. Nicholas Park

St. Nicholas Park Weather

  • Mon
    Sunny
    65°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    68°F
  • Wed
    Slight Chc Showers
    61°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    61°F

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