Dog walking in Central Park is perfect for every activity level. Whether you're looking for a stroller-friendly walk for the whole family or a tough run with lots of hills and terrain changes to challenge you and your pup, you'll find it in Central Park. There are even 21 dog-friendly fountains along the trails and pathways to make sure your pup can stay hydrated, especially during the hot city summers. Dogs are allowed in most areas, and they are allowed to be off-leash from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM.
If you are looking for something more rugged or challenging, or you have a dog that needs a little more activity, there are 58 miles of hiking trails that take you up steep hills and twist in and out of groves of trees and around streams. There is terrain in Central Park for everyone.
For a more leisurely dog walk that is perfect for a young family with strollers, take a little walk around the Great Lawn. This beautiful 55-acre green pasture was once a reservoir until updates to the water system made it obsolete. Now it's the perfect spot for a family picnic or a little stroll with your dog.