From the riverside promenade of this Upper East Side oasis, families can take in stunning views of the East River, the Roosevelt Island Lighthouse and Gracie Mansion, the mayor's official residence. The park also has two dog runs, a playground with water features and a roller hockey rink.
Gotham may be a concrete jungle, but it's home to lots of great green spaces, many of which welcome your canine companions. At these dog-friendly New York parks for families, Fido can have a romp through the grass or make new friends in a dog run while the littles burn off some steam on the kids' playgrounds. Best of all, enjoying these these outdoor oases is totally free. You can only watch so many funny animal videos—step away from the screen and get some fresh air at one of our favorite al fresco spots. (Not a dog owner but thinking of adding a four-legged member to your family? Check out our list of 10 awesome places to adopt a dog in NYC.)
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