LifestylePets NYC dog runs: Best spots for your pooch to let loose By POLLY HIGGINS Updated November 6, 2015 3:55 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Sometimes, a dog just want to run. This can be tough for cosmopolitan canines confined by concrete. Fortunately, nooked in many of NYC's parks are dog runs -- fenced-off areas where pooches can legally shed their leashes and scamper with their four-legged brethren. Here are spots for Fido to be free in all five boroughs. Manhattan: Upper West Side Photo Credit: Flickr / Steve Guttman At Homer's Run in Inwood Hill Park, you'll find plenty of events organized by the Friends of Inwoof group. Join the pack at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street, north of the flagpole. OTHER UPPER WEST SIDE DOG RUNS: Fort Tryon Park Dog Run: Margaret Corbin Drive Highbridge Park Dog Run: Amsterdam and Fort George avenues Manhattan: Upper East Side Photo Credit: Flickr / Guenther Lutz The Carl Schurz Park Dog Run boasts two separate runs: one for bigger pups, the other for smaller canines. And there are great views for everyone, from East End Avenue to the East River, from Gracie Square (East 84th Street) to 89th Street. Manhattan: Midtown Photo Credit: Flickr / New York City Economic Development Corporation Big and small dogs are segregated at the East River Esplanade at 63rd Street Dog Run, which covers about 4,000 square feet beneath FDR Drive. OTHER MIDTOWN DOG RUNS: De Witt Clinton Park Dog Run (two runs): West 52nd Street and West 54th Street, between 10th and 11th avenues Hudson River Park Dog Run (North Chelsea): Pier 84 at West 44th Street Manhattan: Lower West Side Photo Credit: Flickr / AntyDiluvian Though it's on the small side, Chelsea Waterside Park Dog Run at 11th Avenue and 22nd Street offers hills to tire out your pup plus drinking water (for them, not you) during the warmer months. OTHER LOWER WEST SIDE DOG RUNS: Hudson River Park Dog Park (Greenwich Village): Leroy Street at the northeast corner of Pier 40 Fish Bridge Park Dog Run: Dover Street between Pearl and Water streets Manhattan: Lower East Side Photo Credit: Flickr / Wally Gobetz As you head to the Corlears Hook Park Dog Run, enjoy fabulous views of the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges. You'll find the designated doggy area at Cherry Street and Jackson Street, on the north side of the park building. ALSO ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE: Coleman Oval Park Dog Run: Pike and Monroe streets Brooklyn Photo Credit: Julienne Schaer The Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Dog Run (Furman Street and Atlantic Avenue) boasts canine-friendly water fountains and a doggie shower -- plus beautiful views for human companions. Nearby Main Street Dog Run is reopening in 2015 after renovations. OTHER BROOKLYN DOG RUNS: Adam Yauch Park Dog Run: Columbia Place & State Street Cooper Park Dog Run: Olive Street and Maspeth Avenue Dyker Beach Park Dog Run: 7th Avenue and 86th Street Herbert Von King Park Dog Run: Marcy Avenue & Lafayette Avenue Hillside Park Dog Run: Columbia Heights & Middagh Street J.J. Byrne Memorial Park Dog Run: 3rd to 4th streets, 4th to 5th Avenues Manhattan Beach Dog Run: East of Ocean Avenue, North Shore Rockaway inlet McCarren Park Dog Run: North 12th Street, Driggs Avenue and Union Avenue McGolrick Park Dog Run: North Henry Street and Driggs Avenue Owls Head Park Dog Run: 68th Street and Shore Road Bronx Photo Credit: Flickr / DBC Photographer The good-sized Ewen Park Dog Run is located from Riverdale to Johnson Avenues, south of West 232nd Street. OTHER DOG RUNS IN THE BRONX: Frank S. Hackett Park Dog Run: Riverdale Avenue at Henry Hudson Parkway Franz Sigel Park Dog Run: Center of the park, just north of the ball fields (around 155th Street) Seton Park Dog Run: West 232nd Street and Independence Avenue Van Cortlandt Park Dog Run: Broadway and 252 Street Williamsbridge Oval Dog Run: 3225 Reservoir Oval East Queens Photo Credit: Flickr / Edward Sowder Sherry Park Dog Run, at Queens Boulevard, 65th Place and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, boasts plenty of shade trees -- plus fountains for doggies AND humans. OTHER DOG RUNS IN QUEENS: Cunningham Park Dog Run: 193rd Street between Aberdeen and Radnor roads Forest Park Dog Run: Park Lane South and 85th Street Hunter's Point South Park Dog Run: Center Boulevard between 50th and 54th avenues Little Bay Park Dog Run: North side of the Cross Island and Utopia parkways Underbridge Playground Dog Run: 64th Avenue/64th Road on Grand Central Parkway service road Veteran's Grove Dog Run: Judge Street and Whitney Avenue (south side of the park) Windmuller Park Dog Run (Doughboy Plaza): Woodside Avenue, 54-56 streets Staten Island Photo Credit: Flickr / JGuzman Bloomingdale Park Dog Run is nestled in a 138-acre park near Maguire Avenue (behind the athletic fields, closer to Romona Avenue). OTHER DOG RUNS ON STATEN ISLAND: Silver Lake Park Dog Run: Victory Boulevard below the pavilion, across from the Parkview Apartments Wolfe's Pond Park Dog Run: To the left of Cornelia Avenue By POLLY HIGGINS Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.