The Ewen Dog Park is a section of the Ewen Park in the city of New York which has been designated by the local authorities as an off-leash dog run. There are vehicle parking spaces on the side of the streets around the park. Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet in length until inside the off-leash area.
This dog park has been fully enclosed with waist high chain link fencing and is mostly surfaced with dirt and sand. It is bordered with tall trees. There are several trees inside the perimeter fence which provide some degree of shade on sunny days. No separate section has been cordoned off for small dogs.
Pet owners should remember that New York state laws require them to have their dog licensed with the local authorities and to carry the license certificate with them when exercising their dog in public including in the off-leash dog park. Certificates of vaccinations, including rabies, should also be carried on their person. Violation of this law can result in a citation.
Dogs are not permitted to chase any squirrels or birds while in the off-leash area. Owners should ensure they keep visual contact with their pet at all times and have them under good voice control to prevent this from happening. Owners are responsible for filling in any holes dug by their dog in the off-leash area.
It is recommended owners carry their own supply of bottled water and drinking bowl for their dog, particularly during hot weather, as there is none provided on-site. Owners must also provide their own poop bags and are obliged by law to pick up all fecal matter produced by their dogs. There are containers in the off-leash area for depositing used poop bags. Failure to comply with the poop picking up regulations can result in a fine.