Manhattan pups rejoice! The J. Hood Wright Dog Park is the pawfect place to run off your dog's steam and get social with local canines, so grab your pooch and stroll on over!
Set on the west side of the larger J. Hood Wright Park, the dog park is fully fenced and features a double-gated entry for extra security. Once inside, pups can ditch the leash and play freely. Smaller doggos should be comfortable running with the big dogs here, as there is just one area to roam. Gravel covers the ground throughout, making clean-up a breeze. And while there aren't many entertainment amenities, there is enough room for your dog to run off their energy.
Take a seat on one of the benches while you keep an eye on your happy pup, with some located under shade structures to help beat the heat in warmer months. Water is available for thirsty pups, but is shut down for the season after Labor Day, so be sure to bring your own after that. Trees line the boundary of the dog park, but most of the run is sunny for most of the day. Clean-up bag dispensers and waste bins are on site, so always be sure to promptly pick up after your dog.
The park can also get a little crowded on weekends as it is one of the better parks in the Manhattan area, so it is much better to go there early to avoid the crowd. If your dog gets enough off leash time, but still has some pep to their step, clip that leash back on and take a stroll through the rest of J. Hood Wright Park's lovely landscaped paths and open spaces. Trees dot the park which feature views of the Hudson River and George Washington Bridge, sports areas and a playground, as well as lots of free space to just relax. You'll also find human restrooms, just be sure to have a buddy to hold onto your pup while you use them.
For a furbulous day out in The Big Apple, your dog will love a trip to the J. Hood Wright Dog Park!