There are several park entrances to Prospect Park, but the closest one to the dog beach is at 95 Prospect Park West. From here, you can hit the trails, and head to the beach. The dog beach is located just north of the Long Meadow Ballfields. Pups are allowed to splash and play here all day, but off-leash only from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. During the mornings and evenings, you're pal is free to roughhouse in the sand with new furry friends, cool off in the water, and repeat in off-leash freedom. There are several areas within the park that allow dogs off-leash during these hours, including the dog beach, Long Meadow, Nethermead, and Peninsula Meadow.
Prospect Park Dog Beach was just recently renovated and replaced the pavement with natural stone slabs, and the chain link fencing with a less intrusive, underwater fencing. This fencing is to separate swimming doggos from the other wildlife in the lake, but pet parents should keep in mind that the rest of the area is not fenced in.
Prospect Park loves their puppy patrons, and welcomes them throughout the whole park including the beach. Please be sure to follow the leash rules, pick up after your doggo, and make sure they remain respectful to everyone. By following these rules, Prospect Park and the Dog Beach can remain a safe and clean haven for all to enjoy.
Prospect Park Dog Beach gets people raving and tails wagging every time!