The Barking Lot is a public space for dogs to exercise, socialize, and have fun under the supervision of their humans. The rules and guidelines below help prevent dogfights and help keep our dogs healthy and safe when visiting the dog park. If you feel comfortable, we encourage you to help enforce park rules and guidelines by politely pointing out inappropriate behavior without provoking an altercation.
By entering the Forest Park Barking Lot:
- You agree to abide by all NYC Department of Parks & Recreation rules.
- You are legally and financially responsible for any injury caused by your dog.
We advise all visitors to read the entire New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Rules and Safety Information web page before entering the Barking Lot or any other dog-friendly park in NYC.
In an EMERGENCY – including dog fights, dog bites, and human altercations such as threats and physical violence –
For other concerns, such as tree damage:
- Call 311,
- Submit a report via the 311 app, or
- Contact Parks Enforcement Police:
- (646) 613-1200
- (718) 760-6966