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.

The rumor is we'll be ready for a beta opening next Friday

Originally posted July 16, 2008

Dog Park 2.0 is almost here! The end of the month is approaching and work is progressing on schedule, so it looks like we should be ready for a beta opening on Friday the 25th. I'm sure there'll be a few more details to touch up once we get the dogs back in the run -- such as fitting new plumbing fixtures and getting the pools installed. But it's almost done. Once we're all settled, we'll have a big grand opening party this September.

Faces of the renovation: Bradley Romaker, architect of Tompkins Square dog run

Faces of the renovation: Bradley Romaker, architect of Tompkins Square dog run

Bradley with New York City Parks Dept. Resident Engineers Rick and Bill.

Bradley with New York City Parks Dept. Resident Engineers Rick and Bill.

Harry Greenberg, Manager (and heart & soul) of Tompkins Square Park

Harry Greenberg, Manager (and heart & soul) of Tompkins Square Park

Michael Lyte, Landscaper and keeper of all things green. We'll be installing new gardens around the dog park in the fall with a generous donation from the friends and family of Lindsay Ashe (Cody.)

Michael Lyte, Landscaper and keeper of all things green. We'll be installing new gardens around the dog park in the fall with a generous donation from the friends and family of Lindsay Ashe (Cody.)

Lifting the roll of landscaping fabric. Two layers have been installed -- one beneath the drainage rock, and another between the rock and running surface 

Lifting the roll of landscaping fabric. Two layers have been installed -- one beneath the drainage rock, and another between the rock and running surface 

Close up of the materials that create the running field for the Tompkins Square dog run. The gray rock goes below grade for drainage, the brown mix in the background forms the smooth, paw-friendly running surface

Close up of the materials that create the running field for the Tompkins Square dog run. The gray rock goes below grade for drainage, the brown mix in the background forms the smooth, paw-friendly running surface

© Friends of First Run - Tompkins Square Dog Run. The official 501(c)3 community organization for the Tompkins Square Dog Run authorized by NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and City Parks Foundation