Tompkins Square Dog Run

Alphabet City • NYC

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.

Volunteers work over the weekend to replenish the large & small dog run

Originally posted October 7, 2013

All that sands that gets scooped away with the poop needs to be replenished. Volunteers work over the weekend to install 60 tons of new stand purchased with park users donations prior to our annual Halloween Parade. The stone from Plymouth Quarry in Pennsylvania was selected after a year long search to find a less dusty alternative for the run.

60 tons of Plymouth Brown washed sand arrives and is piled outside the dog park

60 tons of Plymouth Brown washed sand arrives and is piled outside the dog park

The bobcat and operator hired by Friends of First Run from park user donations begins moving the new stone into the service gate

The bobcat and operator hired by Friends of First Run from park user donations begins moving the new stone into the service gate

Courtney (Edgar) directs the crew where to dump the sand 

Courtney (Edgar) directs the crew where to dump the sand 

Rascal arrives for an inspection

Rascal arrives for an inspection

Courtney and Garrett (Java, Kai & Gabriel) begin spreading the sand in the small dog run

Courtney and Garrett (Java, Kai & Gabriel) begin spreading the sand in the small dog run

Darren (Scrappy & Tokyo) and Greg (Brody & Boots) help shovel the sand over the fence

Darren (Scrappy & Tokyo) and Greg (Brody & Boots) help shovel the sand over the fence

We use a tractor to grade and spread the sand in the large dog run

We use a tractor to grade and spread the sand in the large dog run

But the small run must be graded by hand

But the small run must be graded by hand

Finally the job is finished. The stone will be watered with sprinklers overnight and then allowed to harden in the sun for a day before the run is reopened

Finally the job is finished. The stone will be watered with sprinklers overnight and then allowed to harden in the sun for a day before the run is reopened

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