Carl Schurz Park Dog Runs

Carl Schurz Park has two fenced-in runs, the only areas in the Park where unleashed dogs can exercise and play.  These highly acclaimed runs are the result of efforts by local City officials, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and Carl Schurz Park Conservancy.  


This site is dedicated to keeping all two and four-legged users informed and engaged.​

Carl Schurz Park Conservancy maintains the Dog Runs.  We provide funding for weekly sanitization during summer, and bi-monthly throughout the rest of the year. We rely on donations to keep the dog runs clean and in working order.  Funds go towards replacing substrate and repairing walls, fences, benches, gates and drainage.  We also buy new materials and tools for basic repair and upkeep. 


The runs are open during normal park hours.  Please note: they are closed to the general public each Wednesday and Thursday between 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm for use by the ASPCA.

Before visiting, please read the rules for our two runs.

If you'd like to get involved please contact us at:

Large Dog Run:
Zoe and Zoey
Amber on new dirt
Max and Zoey
Beckett and Evander
Percy and Blue
Small Dog Run:
Contact Us:
our mailing address

1483 York Avenue, P.O. Box #20523

New York, NY 10075

office address

523 East 85th Street

New York, NY 10028

our phone number 

212 459 4455


Executive Director, Patrick K. McCluskey:

Operations Associate, Jessica Goetz:

Staff Horticulturist, Breeana George: