Tompkins Square Dog Run

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Welcome to Tompkins Square Dog Run. We are New York City's first and largest dog run located in NYC's Tompkins Square Park. We use this site to share ideas, offer suggestions, coordinate clean-ups and talk about our dogs.

Dog Park Volunteers Plant New Trees

Originally posted April 8, 2012

Last year's storms took a big toll on our park. Tompkins Square dog run volunteers celebrate spring by planting 5 new trees in the dog park.

2 large "October Glory" Maples will go in the front entrance and back tree pit. They will provide large, round, shade canopies and turn bright red in the fall. A giant Tulip Poplar is planted by the back entrance to provide more shade along with 2 flowering, Kwanzan Cherries that will blossom pink every spring.

The trees were purchased from Keil Brothers in Queens from donations by dog park users. If you'd like to provide a donation for the trees and our run's annual maintenance, please click on the link below. 

Hurricane Irene toppled many trees in the park

Hurricane Irene toppled many trees in the park

Dallas (Rascal) and Rick (Nimbus) begin removing the old stumps.

Dallas (Rascal) and Rick (Nimbus) begin removing the old stumps.

Ryder Alfie) joins in with an axe.

Ryder Alfie) joins in with an axe.

Charlie (Benjamin) and Nimbus prepare to move 2 truck loads of new dirt into the gardens

Charlie (Benjamin) and Nimbus prepare to move 2 truck loads of new dirt into the gardens

Day 2: Jack (Savanah) still shoveling fresh dirt into the tree pits

Day 2: Jack (Savanah) still shoveling fresh dirt into the tree pits

Deb Holz, Tompkins' gardner, accepts the delivery of our new trees

Deb Holz, Tompkins' gardner, accepts the delivery of our new trees

Deb Holz, Tompkins' gardner, accepts the delivery of our new trees

Deb Holz, Tompkins' gardner, accepts the delivery of our new trees

Two Kwanzan Cherries and a giant Tulip Poplar are planted in the largest tree pit

Two Kwanzan Cherries and a giant Tulip Poplar are planted in the largest tree pit

Andrea (Misha) begins watering the new trees

Andrea (Misha) begins watering the new trees

Bullet says "Grow For Me!" 

Bullet says "Grow For Me!" 

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