|General Off-Leash Rules
Dogs must be on leash whenever you're in wooded areas
- so that nesting birds and various creatures won't feel
threatened. This means areas like the ravine between the
Long Meadow and the Nethermead.
are not allowed on the ballfields at any time, on-leash or off-leash.
This is a rule from the Park's Department with the coming of legal
off-leash in New York City Parks. It's OK to go around the ballfields
while off-leash during the proper hours.
Ditto for Bridle Paths... Please
use common sence whenever near a bridle path for horses
are spooky critters.
Prospect Park Dog Rules
has worked closely with Park officials to come up with
the following rules. That these rules
remain in effect for dog owners to enjoy will depend
on your continued support and cooperation
Park regulations in a large nutshell
must be On Leash (6ft
or less) in all places, at all times between 9am
other times dogs may be Off
Leash in the Long Meadow, the Nethermead,
and the Peninsula. 9 at night until 9 in the morning.
must always be in control of their dogs.
waste must be picked up by owners and disposed of
properly at all times.
digging is allowed. Holes create trip hazards.
are not allowed in playgrounds.
paths and the horse corral are for horses only.
are not allowed on ballfields at any time.
wooded areas (non- meadow) dogs must always be on
leash; owners and dogs must stay on the paths. Be
warned: this is interpreted by authorities to
mean that dogs must be on leash when passing
from Long Meadow to The Nethermead in spite of
the protective fencing on either side. Get used
grassy areas anywhere below the wall along Prospect
Park West/SW are technically off limits to unleashed
dogs as well. You will receive tickets for allowing
their dogs to run in these areas.
Minimum Fine For