Top 10 Dog Parks In Brooklyn, NY

Although ranked as the most populous county in New York City, Brooklyn is one of her most dog-friendly areas, serving as home to dog parks and providing dog-owners a place to get away from the hustles of life.

I bring to you a list of my top 10 dog park recommendations that you and your dog can visit to have a unique experience. Check them out below!

Top 10 Dog Parks In Brooklyn

1. Hillside Dog Park

 

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Contact: +1 212-639-9675

Location: Vine St; Brooklyn, NY 11201, US

Considered the best and biggest dog park in the borough, it is located between Columbia Heights, Vine Street, and Brooklyn Queen’s Expressway.

It is a huge area surrounded by trees, fully fenced, and allows for various breeds and sizes of dogs to exercise.

The fully fenced 1.4-acre park is a haven for playful pups. A little wooded area on a hill, with the ground mixture of dirt and wood,  it feels more like you are in nature than most dog runs.

It is gated for security and even features a special area for smaller dogs.

Hillside Dog Park has a drinking fountain to keep visitors hydrated. It also has picnic tables and benches for owners to sit, relax and interact with each other while they watch their dogs play. However, the fountain is usually shut off during the colder months and visitors have to bring their water.

The dirt paths also get muddy when wet and it’s advisable to wear sneakers to prevent slipping. Be sure to bring a trash bag along to dispose of any waste, you can find trash cans around to bin them.

2. Owl’s Head Park Dog Run

 

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Location: 68th Str & Shore Rd Brooklyn, NY 11220

Having a double-gated entry for maximum protection, the Owl’s Head Dog Park Run promises to be an exciting place to take your dog. Although quite simple and small, the 140 feet long and 40 feet wide space has very beautiful aesthetics and side attractions.

There’s a basketball court, a playground area, a spray pool, and a skate park. It is also safe for kids. It is fenced and double-gated to demarcate the area and keep it safe.

Although the pack does not have a water fountain, (so be sure to bring water for your dog), it is a great spot for you and your family to relax with your canine buddies. Your dog can also meet new friends and get its play on!

3. Brooklyn Bridge Dog Park

 

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Location: Adams St &Plymouth St Brooklyn, NT 11201

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Do you need your dog to burn off some extra energy? Then Brooklyn Bridge Dog Park is for you. There are two dog runs at this well-fenced, concrete park. The first located is at Main Street and the other at Pier 6.

It runs from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm daily. A perfect spot for exercising with your dog and having a beautiful view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline!

The park is quite low on amenities, so be sure to bring some water and a bowl for your thirsty pup.

(Due to its location under the Brooklyn Bridge, this park may not be the best option for you if your four-legged companion tends to dislike noises).

There are rules to abide by while you use this park, such as observing the dog run hours from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, having your dog on a leash at all times, and keeping the dogs from digging holes and away from playgrounds, lawns, and sports areas.

You also are required to be in control of your dog and dispose of their waste properly. The rules, however, are not one you cannot abide by and do not make this park any less fun for you and your doggo.

4. Kensington Dog Run

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Location: 397A Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218, United States

This community-run area is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. It is a great hangout spot for dogs created by the community to have a place for neighborhood dogs to exercise and play freely.

The park is fenced and safe, and your dogs can play without their leash. Dog owners are advised to watch their dogs at all times and clean up their waste properly.

Kensington Dog Run has a water park, plenty of space, a high fence, and turf, making it a great option for both you and your dog.

5. Dominopark Dog Run

 

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Location: 15 River St, New York, NY 11249, United States

Contact: +1 212-484-2700

Though a small dog park, Dominopark Dog Run is indeed a place of relaxation. The newest park in Brooklyn was designed with both dogs and humans in mind. Here, you can have a personal and up-close view of the Williamsburg bridge.

Apart from providing a place for your dogs to play, the park has made it possible for you to enjoy yourself as well on a green field where you can picnic with your friends.

There is also a volleyball court which has a one-hour limit when others are waiting to play, and drinking fountains for you and your furry companions during or after they might have played their little hearts out.

Get some shade from the heat by standing by the fog bridge or grab a snack at Tacocina, a taco shack also present at the park whenever you are hungry.

You should however be careful not to misuse the court or equipment and keep to their rules and regulations, some of which include: following your dogs at all times, preventing your dog from barking, picking up dung after your dog, and leaving immediately your dog starts exhibiting any aggressive behavior.

For a puptastic day with your furry friend, head over to the Dominopark Dog Run today!

6. Prospect  Park Dog Field

 

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Location: 95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States

This park is located within the Pawpular 585-acre prospect park. It has a beautiful ambiance that can be likened to a puppy paradise of some sort.

There are special hours when your canine friend can play around without a leash on, from 5:00 am to 9:00 am and from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am.

There are themed spots within the park where your dog can play off-leash within these hours- Long meadow, Nethermead, and Penisula meadow.

The park was recently renovated to ensure safety. The pavement has also been replaced with natural stone slabs and the chain link fencing with underwater fencing to separate swimming dogs from wildlife in the park.

The rules in this park are pretty simple – keep an eye on your dog, and clean up after them. An enjoyable experience is guaranteed for you and your pet here.

7. Fort Greene Park

 

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Location: Delkab Avenue &, S Portland Ave, 11205, United States

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Just down the road from Prospect Park Dog Field, this historical park, originally built for the Revolutionary War and formerly known as the Washington Park, is a family-friendly dog park.

The landmark, with a basketball court, some tennis courts, playgrounds, beautiful trees, sloping hills, rolling landscape, and monuments, usually attracts visitors from various walks of life.

Fort Greene Park is a spacious area for your canine friends to enjoy between the hours of 9 in the morning and till 9at night.

You should consider going to this Park if you are interested in having a good time with other dog-lovers of different races!

 8. Herbert Von King Park Dog Run

 

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Location: 670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11216, United States

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Why not bring your pooch to visit Brooklyn’s Herbert Von King Park Dog Run?

This fenced park in the heart of Brooklyn has a real neighborhood vibe with lots of space for your dogs and does not discriminate based on the size of your doggo.

It is usually opened between the hours of 6 in the morning and 1 the following morning.

The playground is divided into two: an off-leash play space for all dogs to enjoy and the other one is designated for one-on-one training sessions for you and your pepperoni. It has benches where you can cool off.

Although no violent dog is allowed, you need to keep an eye on your pup because of the large doggies.

At this time, you may also need to bring water for your pet, and could be muddy after rain, but that doesn’t make it any less fun.

For a positively cool spot that you and your furry friend can enjoy, consider visiting Herbert Von King Dog Run today!

9. McCarren Park Dog Run

 

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Location: North 12th Street & Driggs  Avenue &, Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States

This 35-acre area is shaded to provide a relaxing environment for you to cool off. It has separate areas for large and small dogs, so you can be sure of the safety of your pups during the off-leash hours from 9 am till 9 pm.

Because it is not so big a space, you can have a good view of where your dog is wherever you are sitting!

During summer, however, you may need to bring a nose cover because there is not enough waste disposal for the space, and could be smelly in the summer.

Asides from this, McCarren Park Dog Run promises to be an exciting place for you and your dog.

 10. Dyker Beach Dog Run

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Location: 900-998 86th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11228, United States

Contact: +1 212-639-9675

Do you have a pet so high on energy? Then Dyker Beach Dog Run has become a local favorite for both dogs and humans.

This large grassy area offers enough room for your dog to roam, play and enjoy nature. Divided by size, this space allows your puppies to play with dogs of their own size.

There is no fee required to enter this park, however, all dog needs to have license and rabies tags in order to join.

It has a secure entrance to prevent them from escaping. It also gives you a view of the Verrazano bridge, taking your mind away from the bustles of life as you enjoy.

Any hours between 6 am till 1 am the following morning from Monday to Sunday is a good time for you to visit the dog run, although dogs must be leashed during the 9 am – 9 pm interval。

Final Thoughts

Now you know why Brooklyn has a reputation for some of the best dog parks in New York.

Apart from giving your four-legged companions a nice treat, the aesthetic environment, and a beautiful world view that each offers, your doggies also get to meet other furry friends.

What’s in it for you? You get to relax and share with some dog-lovers as you steal away from the hustles of life.

Remember that you can always enjoy a unique experience with your canine friends as long as you keep an eye on the pepperonis, dispose of waste properly and keep the rules of the park you visit, pack a bag of drinking water from home, and some cleanup sacks.

You may need to calm your high-energy doggo and prevent it from scaring other pups too. Another pro tip is to avoid bringing in your female doggie when she is on heat. It may break out in a fight.

Those are my top 10 recommendations and I know that I may have missed out on some great ones too. Do you know some of them or have any other suggestions?

Hit me up in the comments section and I’ll check it out! If you enjoyed the read, go on, and share the link with your other dog-lovers.

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