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Wed Aug 29, 2007
Ruthmarie Hicks answered:
Yes, "dog parks" allow off-leash running. Remember that Ward Acres isn't specifically a "dog park" with an enclosed run. They just allow off-leash running throughout the park. Each of "dog parks" has an enclosed are specifically for the dogs. You just need to know the rules governing each park. Kingsland Point, where I take my dogs regularly requires that the dog be licensed and you have the printout from the vet of his/her vaccinations. Then you can get the permit to bring your dog - they are quite strict - which in many ways is a GOOD thing because no dog gets exposed to something it shouldn't. Now, you can walk the dog ON LEASH anywhere in the park without the permit. Bark Park in White Plains does not have these restrictions. I live in White Plains, but there are too many dogs and the run is relatively small...so instead I make the trip to Kingsland Point a couple of times a week. I also am trying to do some business there. If you go to Kingsland Point, be sure to drop in at "Coffee Labs" on Main St. in Tarrytown right off Route 9 (Broadway) . Your dog will be welcome and you can give him a treat while you enjoy a gourmet cup.

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Sun Jul 8, 2007
Mitchell Hall answered:
The link below is the New York City Parks department complete guidlines for dog runs and dogs in parks.
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
anthony santangelo answered:
There are several small parks and playgrounds in the Fort Greene area the Grandaddy of parks is Washington Park. With it’s outdoor concerts and festivals there is always plenty to do.
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Sonni Woodbury answered:
Prospect Heights borders Prospect Park, one of the largest parks and recreational areas in all the five boroughs. Prospect Park has a large variety of venues, recreational and musical events during the year, including the Prospect Park Zoo. There are dog runs and an actual dog lake, that is open to pet owners in the early morning hours. You can go to the park to run, bike, skate or picnic. Additionally, the Central Public Library, Brooklyn Museum and Botanical Gardens all border Prospect Heights. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Sonni Woodbury answered:
Park Slope is right next to Prospect Park, a park designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also created Central Park. Used by 8 million visitors a year, this is one of New York City's crown jewels. Bolstered by a 20 year plan to restore the park to its original state, you can find beautiful waterfalls, walking paths and greens spread through the park. You can also arrange a tour of the Colonial Quaker cemetary if you wish. And with al that, there are still baseball fields, open greens where families picnic (fire allowed in special areas only) and bikers roam. Dogs are allowed, and can be off leash in the early morning and evening. There is a ring road which is used by both cars and bicyclists. Restaurants, especially along trendy 5th Ave, are excellent and they range in both style and cost. From Bistros to Indian Food to barbeque, you will find it here. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Sonni Woodbury answered:
Kensington is walking distance to Prospect Park, and the Kensington Stables. Plus, there are additional playgrounds as well. One such playground, newly renovated, is located at E. 5th St and Greenwood Avenue. There are some dog runs within Prospect Park, as well as running paths. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Bill Seiden answered:
There are a large amount of DOG parks and runs in most cities.
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