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.

We're Closed for Renovation for Spiffying Up and Grooming

Originally posted April 17, 2008

Well not the dreaded grooming exactly. However the large and small dog runs in Tompkins Square are closed until renovations are complete -- scheduled to re-open June 1. 

In the meantime you can find us in our temporary location on the field beneath the cherry tree just inside the park entrance along St. Marks and Avenue A. 

We have separate fields for both small and large dogs in our temporary spot.

Spring comes to Tompkins Squre park

Spring comes to Tompkins Squre park

Our temporary large dog run

Our temporary large dog run

Folks enter our temporary small dog area

Folks enter our temporary small dog area

Southern view of the dog park

Southern view of the dog park

Interior of the large dog run awaiting renovation

Interior of the large dog run awaiting renovation

The large elm will be fitted with a circular ground deck for root protection. The three posts in the foreground are being removed so it will remain open and increase the size of the small dog arera. In the summer months it will be the location of our new swimming pool, plus running water and a drinking fountain for small dogs.

The large elm will be fitted with a circular ground deck for root protection. The three posts in the foreground are being removed so it will remain open and increase the size of the small dog arera. In the summer months it will be the location of our new swimming pool, plus running water and a drinking fountain for small dogs.

The bath and fountain area has been expanded

The bath and fountain area has been expanded

The service entrance was a requirement to bring trucks into the run for maintenance. The fences on either side are creating narrow corridors so they are being removed. A new drinking fountain will be installed here plus a second swimming pool for the dogs during summer months.  

The service entrance was a requirement to bring trucks into the run for maintenance. The fences on either side are creating narrow corridors so they are being removed. A new drinking fountain will be installed here plus a second swimming pool for the dogs during summer months.

 

The tree areas have been fitted with a low fence which will remain open to dogs

The tree areas have been fitted with a low fence which will remain open to dogs

View of the ancient elm from inside the large dog area

View of the ancient elm from inside the large dog area

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