Sir William’s Dog Run is the largest public dog run in Manhattan, an acre of land in the heart of Fort Tryon Park where both dogs and owners can exercise, socialize, and just have fun in a beautiful setting. There is a large-dog run and a small-dog section with its own entrance.
Fort Tryon Park also offers eight miles of pathways to stroll along on leash while taking in breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the Palisades. There are skunks, raccoons, ground hogs, and many more species for a dog to wonder at. For dogs who are up to it, you can practice on-leash canine parkour around the many exciting features in the park – and runners can run on-leash with their active pets. Every season offers beauty for people who want to engage with their canine companions.
Named for William Tryon, New York’s last Colonial governor, the run has over 350 regular users and attracts visitors from the five boroughs and beyond. The run came about because of a unified effort by the community and NYC Parks. Since that time, the Fort Tryon Park Trust added a perimeter fence and separate gated areas within the run for dogs of different sizes and needs.
Note that your dog must be on leash in all areas of the park, except when at the dog run.