The large, fenced park has a playground which features a model of the nearby George Washington Bridge. There are also several ball fields, basketball courts, a dog run, and a recreation center. The fully fenced dog run has bench seating where dog owners can relax and chat under the shaded alcove. There are also paper-bag dispensers and waste bins so there is no excuse not to pick up after your dog.
There is a watering area but there are times when the water is shut off, especially in the winter months, so it is best for dog owners to bring their own water supply for themselves and their dogs to avoid dehydration. The run is landscaped and well-maintained and you can see that the local department makes an effort to ensure that it is well-kept.
Dogs at the J. Hood Wright Dog Park must be on a leash at all times of not more than six feet long unless they are in one of the designated off-leash areas. Dog owners must prevent their canines from chasing squirrels, birds, and other animals in the park. The park lacks separate areas for small and large dogs so do keep an eye on your pets.
The park, however, does not have any restrooms and no separate areas for big and large dogs so supervision is necessary at all times. 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. There is a decent parking area so driving to the park should not be a problem, except on weekends when the park is crowded.