8. Sirius Dog Run, Manhattan

Located at Hudson River Park Pier 40, 353 West street, the Sirius Dog Run proudly pays homage to a fallen hero. It is named after the only police K-9 to die in the September 11 terror attacks. Though it was mainly designed for dogs living in the Gateway Plaza Complex, dogs from outside the complex are still allowed in the Sirius Dog Run. Besides its namesake, the park has among the best amenities that pets could ask for: pools, quality pavement, hills and a waterfront location. The pools are made possible because of its location atop of a former pumping station. Plenty of seating is available for owners.