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.

Renovation of the Small Dog Run

This year we finally got the OK to install K9 Grass in the small dog run — this is a specially formulated turf just for dogs. The entire project was privately funded and gifted to the community by the “Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade”

Garrett Rosso, Bradley Romaker from NYC Parks Dept & Susan Alexander, the contractor for Tech Grass, start the installation

Garrett Rosso, Bradley Romaker from NYC Parks Dept & Susan Alexander, the contractor for Tech Grass, start the installation

Cobblestones and benches are removed from the old run

Cobblestones and benches are removed from the old run

The team excavates the old stone and sand

The team excavates the old stone and sand

Forms are created for concrete pads beneath the benches to prevent dogs from digging and easy cleaning

Forms are created for concrete pads beneath the benches to prevent dogs from digging and easy cleaning

The concrete truck arrives

The concrete truck arrives

The concrete is leveled, tinted and smoothed

The concrete is leveled, tinted and smoothed

An additional 6 inches of stone is added to create better drainage throughout the run

An additional 6 inches of stone is added to create better drainage throughout the run

The crushed stone is compacted

The crushed stone is compacted

Finally the K9 Turf arrives

Finally the K9 Turf arrives

Zeolite is buffed into the grass for odor control

Zeolite is buffed into the grass for odor control

And 13 days later, we let the dogs in!

And 13 days later, we let the dogs in!

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