Photos by Steven
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Friday, June 11, 2021
Rand passed away suddenly on May 12. She was 71.
Rand was a regular in the dog run with Leeluu, who's now staying with a relative.
Photo by Stacie Joy
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
In an effort to combat against potentially overcrowded spaces, the Parks Department yesterday shut down dog runs citywide, including in Tompkins Square Park.
The dog runs will be closed until further notice. Per the Parks Department: "Our parks remain open to dogs and pet owners to get fresh air and exercise; however, dogs must be kept on a leash according to park rules, and dog owners must keep social distance."
EVG contributor Stacie Joy took these photos at 1 p.m., a few hours after the order was put into effect...
The closure of the dog runs comes on the heels last week of playgrounds shutting down.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019
[Reader-submitted photo of the West Lawn]
From the EVG inbox...
I was playing with my toddler in the unlocked area in Tompkins Square Park — north of the chess tables and south of the St. Mark's Place entrance. I’ve noticed the New Amsterdam School playing there so I assumed it was a space where children are allowed. A couple of people came in and let their very large dogs off leash. One woman informed me that this area was now an official dog area, though there is no sign posted. She said that for over a year this is the only area (besides the official dog run) where you won’t get a ticket for letting your dog off-leash.
I was wondering if you knew if this area is an official dog area, or just an area that dog owners are claiming for themselves.
The reader asked to put this question out to readers. (One vote for B — dog owners are claiming it for themselves.)
This came up several times last year... when Park regulars complained about more and more people letting their (large) dogs run loose in sections of Tompkins Square Park — especially in that West Lawn the reader above described ...
One owner of a large dog said at the time last year that he didn't like to use the official dog run because it gets too crowded.
Park officials eventually padlocked the West Lawn... for awhile.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Makeshift dog run in Tompkins Square Park has been padlocked
Thursday, August 22, 2019
The large dog run in Tompkins Square Park was briefly closed yesterday, as workers brought in new sand, as these photos via Steven show...
The dog run was open later ... and there were new hills to explore...
[Photo by Bobby Williams]
[Photo by Derek Berg]
Workers are expected to smooth out the mounds of sand today, which may prompt a brief closure...
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
After nearly two weeks, the repairs have wrapped up in the small dog run in Tompkins Square Park...
As EVG correspondent Steven notes, the small dog run returned to action this afternoon.
The renovations include improved drainage and the addition of an artificial grass designed specifically for dogs.
Here's Cashew checking out the turf...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Several EVG readers have shared photos from this past week showing repair work underway in the small dog run in Tompkins Square Park.
Work started last Thursday...
[Photo from Saturday]
... and is expected to be complete for a reopening on Thursday...[Updated: Saturday is the new reopening date]
[Photo from today]
One regular noted that the renovated space will include artificial grass designed specifically for dogs. More details on this later.
All photos here by Steven. And H/T Derek Berg for first reporting on the coming changes!