Central Park Paws


Thousands of dogs and their owners visit Central Park every week and are part of the vibrant community that makes it such a special place. Dog owners using the Park have both the privileges and responsibilities established by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. These rules include both the hours and places where dogs can be off leash in the Park.

About Central Park Paws

Through educational programs and engagement events, Central Park Paws, a program of the Central Park Conservancy, strengthens links with the dog community and gives dog owners an opportunity to support the upkeep of the Park.