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The expanded and improved Chelsea Waterside Dog Park is open for play.

The dog park has expanded by nearly 4,000 square feet, from 3,500 square feet to 7,400 square feet. It has separate areas for large dogs and small dogs and features innovative canine-friendly water spray jets as well as mounds and boulders. New tiered seating and benches increase the seating capacity for dog owners fivefold — providing more shade and greater comfort.

Hudson River Park offers five dog parks, each with a variety of features for both small and large four-legged friends. Take advantage of beautiful scenery while your pooch exercises and socializes in a safe environment along the beautiful Hudson River. Remember to be safe, obey the rules and respect the Park and others. Read all about dogs in Hudson River Park in this brochure.

All dog runs are open daily from 6:00 AM–1:00 AM.
Scheduled daily cleanings: 10:00–11:00 AM, 2:00–3:00 PM & 6:00–7:00 PM


  • Separate areas for large and small dogs.
  • Color seal coating over pavement for a more comfortable walking and running surface for dogs.
  • Low concrete mounds with boulders.
  • Multiple double-gated safety vestibules and fenced all around.
  • Shallow water feature with spray jets.
  • Fresh running water is generally available for pets inside the dog parks from mid–April through early November.
  • Tiered seating with shade for dog owners/handlers.
  • Freestanding benches, drinking fountains, hose reels and trash cans are provided for dog owners/handlers.
  • Cleaning schedules are posted; cleaning occurs three times per day.


  • Entry and use of the dog park is at your own risk.
  • Dogs must be licensed and have all shots and tags.
  • Dogs may not be left unattended.
  • No more than three dogs per person.
  • The dog park is NOT a playground. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and should be closely supervised.
  • Skateboards, bicycles, scooters and strollers must be left outside the dog park.
  • Clean up after your dog; animal waste must be promptly removed and properly disposed of.


  • Spike or pinch collars
  • Aggressive dogs
  • Female dogs in heat
  • Food and glass bottles

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