Washington Square Dog Park, also known as George’s Dog Run, is a public dog park located in the southwest corner of the Washington Square Park in New York City, New York. The 9.75-acre city park is conveniently located in the heart of Greenwich Village in the beautiful neighborhood of Lower Manhattan and is a very popular location in the community. The dog park can be accessed from inside the Washington Square Park or directly from the West 4th street.
This spacious dog park has a well-thought-out layout, it is securely fenced, and has a double-gated entry system that prevents dogs from slipping out. There are also separate entry and exit gates that help minimize that risk. There are two completely separate dog areas, the enclosure for smaller dog breeds (under 25lbs) is called “The Robin Kovary Run for Small Dogs” and it lies further east in the Washington Square Park. Though the area is well equipped with drinking fountains, benches, and dog waste bag dispensers, it is quite small.
The second area is bigger and accommodates both big dogs and the smaller ones. It contains a dog sprinkler, which helps to cool the four-legged visitors during the hot summer days. There are plenty of trash cans and pooper scoopers and dog waste bags are provided as well. There are even garbage bag dispensers in case any park visitors decide to volunteer and change the trash bags that might be filled at the time.
The park has a beautiful view of the Washington Square Arch and is lined with trees and benches throughout, enabling dog-owners to enjoy the environment while they keep their four-legged friends in sight during the off-leash playtime. In addition, public restrooms are conveniently located right by the dog park.
With plenty of shade and seating, as well as a fantastic location and spacious size, this dog park is definitely worth the visit, especially if you live in the neighborhood.