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.

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.

Every few years our run requires a new shipment of sand which is purchased and install by dog park volunteers

Every few years our run requires a new shipment of sand which is purchased and install by dog park volunteers

The small dog run group spreads the material by hand over the weekend

The small dog run group spreads the material by hand over the weekend

Ryder removing old tree stump

Ryder removing old tree stump

Volunteers move the benches and spread the screenings where the tractor can't reach

Volunteers move the benches and spread the screenings where the tractor can't reach

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

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

 

Our new trees arrive to replace damage to the old trees in the run by Hurricane Sandy

Our new trees arrive to replace damage to the old trees in the run by Hurricane Sandy


© 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