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.
|Sunset Park Off-Leash Area||Sunset Park Oval lawn area only, center of park 44th Street, 41st Street, 6th Avenue||Off-Leash|
Directions to Sunset Park
Know Before You Go
The bathhouse located at 7th Avenue between 41st and 44th Streets in Sunset Park will be under construction to create an attractive, historically appropriate and accessible spray shower in the footprint of the existing wading pool. The new spray shower will feature vertical water spray elements of varying heights, a central waterfall, ground sprays for toddlers, touch activated bollards, stainless steel play drums, bench seating and decorative pavements. New trees, ornamental plantings, fencing and a drinking fountain will also be included.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2014
Sunset Park Weather
- Parks Celebrates $4.4 Million Renovation To Sunset Park Field
- Spotlight On Sunset Park Afterschool
- Love Blooms In New York City’s Parks
- Basketball Courts
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Handball Courts
- Outdoor Pools
- Recreation Centers
- Spray Showers
Know when to go:
View upcoming athletic area usage in