3. 105th Street Dog Run, Manhattan

The 105th street Dog Run operates under The Riverside Park Conservancy and was once a flower garden until it became worn-down and obsolete. A group of local dog owners saw potential for it to be a dog run and in the early 2000s, it was transformed from its derelict state into the well-functioning dog run it is today complete with benches and water fountains. The run also hosts “Sundays in the Run” multiple times a year, in which both humans and dogs can gather for refreshment and socializing.