Support Your Dog Park With a Donation
Park users may not realize this but the Tompkins Square dog run relies entirely on community donations for its upkeep and financial support.
Most New York City dog parks are maintained through a public and private trust with New York City Dept. of Parks & Recreation and the user group dedicated to each dog park.
Parks provides the land but dog owners must contribute funding for materials & operations, as well as keep the dog run clean and encourage responsible use.
The Tompkins Square dog run, also known as First Run, incurs annual expenses entirely paid for by user donations. Recent projects include $8000 for a 50 tons of new sand to replenish the dog park's surface, $2000 to install additional base baords around the run, plus funds for a new trees, tool shed, rakes, shovels, hoses and trash bags.
Support the Tompkins Square dog run with a donation to FIRST RUN using your credit card.
Please be generous and consider an annual donation of $35, $50, $100 or more. Friends of First Run is the official 501(c)(3) fundraising organization for the Tompkins Square Dog Run. All donations are tax-deductible. 100% of your donation is directed to the maintenance of the Tompkins Square dog run and overseen by City Parks Foundation.