Official Rules of Fort Greene Park

Dogs are allowed off-leash in Fort Greene Park from 9:00 pm until 9:00 am. Please take responsibility for your dog's actions


  • Pick up after your dog. There is a $1,000 fine for violation and it's also just plain considerate!

  • Leash your dog between the hours of 9:00 am and 9:00 pm. There is a $100 fine for violation of this law, which is in effect year-round.

  • Don't let your dog play in the tennis courts. Dog nails scratch the surface

  • Don't let your dog in the children's playgrounds either (obvi)

  • Don't let them dig holes. Holes create a nasty trip hazard. If it happens, please try to fill it

  • Remaining near your dog when off-leash

Other good dog owner guidelines
  • Please (gently) let someone know if their dog has pooped and they did not see it. Dogs generally make one poop per park visit. Please pay attention!

  • Rotate the areas in which you let your dog play off-leash. The park lawns are fragile and we can help by rotating our dogs to less stressed areas of the park

  • Be attentive with your unneutered dog. Some unneutered males are aggressive, or provoke aggression in other dogs. Females in heat should not be brought into the park, even leashed.

  • If there is a fight between dogs, please note that neither PUPS nor the park director has law enforcement authority and therefore, do not intervene, investigate, or otherwise get involved in these matters. It is advised that dog owners work things out between themselves.

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Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn NY, 11205

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