Enter the Beneful Dream Dog Run Contest and Help St. Nick’s Dog Run!

Enter the Beneful Contest where you can win $500,000 to fix, design, etc. your dream dog park.
IMAGINE HAVING $500K TO IMPROVE ST. NICK’S DOG RUN!!! Water features, time out areas, lighting, security gates, recycling/compost piles, fun features: climbing, hills, tunnels, tool sheds, bulletin boards, etc. Use your imagination. The rules are specific but entering is quite easy.
ENTER TODAY!!!! And help St. Nick’s Dog Run become the envy of all the city!

Hey Walkies Dog Park Website Featured in iPhone commercial!

The NYC Parks website called Hey Walkies now has an iPhone app so dog owners can locate a dog run anywhere in the city. It was recently featured in an iPhone commercial. Our very own St. Nick’s Dog Run is on the map within the application. If you have some time, log-in to Hey Walkies and upload photos of your dog at St. Nick’s Dog Run! Show the NYC dog community how great our dog run community in St. Nicholas Park is!

May Coffee Bark Takes Place On Saturday, May 1st from 9am-11am

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Our May Coffee Bark is Saturday, May 1st from 9am-11am at St. Nick’s Dog Run. Come to the Dog Run and celebrate Spring with free coffee and donuts. Socialize with fellow dog owners and discuss issues and ideas on concerning St. Nicholas Park and St. Nick’s Dog Run.

Our Coffee Barks take place the first Saturday of every month from 9am-11am at the St. Nick’s Dog Run.

The St. Nick’s Dog Run is located in the middle of St. Nicholas Park between 136th and 137th streets. If you are interested in volunteering for the Coffee Bark, contact us at info@stnicholaspark.org

St. Nick’s Dog Run Clean-Up Day a Huge Success!

The group got through a huge pile of woodchips!

We had a huge turnout for our woodchip workday today. We were able to finish the giant woodchip pile off, fill in doggie holes, secure some fencing and pick up litter around the run. We are set for Spring and Summer! The dogs immediately began to bound in the woodchips and they love it. Thanks to all who helped and helped promote it for us! More photos below.

Our next event at the dog run is our coffee bark which is on Saturday, April 3rd from 9am to 11am (right before our Easter Festival). See you there!

Spreading the chips around the run

Some of our young workers helped out!

St. Nick’s Dog Run Coffee Bark Is Back on Saturday, April 3rd!

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The Coffee Bark is back! Our April Coffee Bark is Saturday, April 3rd.  The Coffee Bark will take place on from 9am-11am. Come to the Dog Run and celebrate the beginning of Spring with free coffee and donuts. Socialize with fellow dog owners and discuss issues and ideas on how to improve St. Nicholas Park and St. Nick’s Dog Run.

Our Coffee Barks take place the first Saturday of every month from 9am-11am at the St. Nick’s Dog Run.

The St. Nick’s Dog Run is located in the middle of St. Nicholas Park between 136th and 137th streets. If you are interested in volunteering for the Coffee Bark, contact us at info@stnicholaspark.org

St. Nick’s Dog Run Clean Up Day POSTPONED for Next Saturday March 20th 9am-2pm

BECAUSE OF THE TORRENTIAL RAINS EXPECTED TOMORROW, THE CLEANUP DAY WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 20TH FROM 9AM-2PM.

The St. Nick’s Dog Run clean up day needs all the volunteers we can get to help spread a huge pile of woodchips (below are pictures), clean up litter and repair the fencing along the Dog Run perimeter. The clean up day takes place from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, March 20th. If you have a pair of work gloves please bring them. We will have some available to those who don’t. Also, we will have bottled water and coffee for everyone.

It is usually better to come to the workday after you walk your dog. Dogs demand attention while in the dog run, and the workday will be more enjoyable if you can leave your dog in the comfort of his home. Of course, we understand if this is not possible and appreciate any help you can lend.

For information contact us at info@stnicholaspark.org.

Beloved Rumba Has Passed

Dear Friends,

Carola Polakov’s beloved dog who has been a part of the St. Nicholas Park and St. Nick’s Dog Run family for years has passed. Below is a note from Carola announcing her passing. The Friends will miss Rumba dearly. Any condolences can be sent to Carola at carolix8@aol.com.

Dear friends and family,

Our beloved Rumba passed on to the other side Saturday night (1/09). She died in my arms, surrounded by her dear friends Vaneik, Julia and Kioko. Sylvia also spent some time with her that evening. Since she was diagnosed with cancer, the day after Christmas, she had a couple of bad days, but mostly good. There were days that she looked quite sprite and in good spirits. I had hopes that the homeopathic treatment would work, but her illness was too advanced and finally she was too weak to keep on fighting.

She has been cremated and in the next few days her remains will be sent to me. I’ll let you know when we can get together in the park to spread the ashes. I will keep some of them to spread in the creeks in the Catskills where she was so happy swimming and hiking. Rumba was a wonderfully loving companion and the sweetest girl I could have hoped for. She gave me and her many friends much joy during her time with us and I know that she will always be remembered. Soon you will be receiving a photo video montage that I’m preparing as a tribute to her.

Thank you all for your support, sympathy and kind words, and most of all for loving her.

With love,

Carola

Tips For Keeping St. Nick’s Dog Run Looking Great in Winter!

Though fewer dogs and owners may use the run during the winter months, it still sees a lot of action. Below are some tips for what you can do to help us maintain our beautiful dog run.

Help keep the dog run clean and neat by:

– Bringing extra poop bags to fill our dispensers.

– Picking up trash (even if it’s not yours).

– Picking up poop (even if it’s not your dog’s).

– Filling in holes (no matter who dug them).

– Picking up stray cigarette butts.

– Picking up glass whenever you see it

– Volunteer on a Clean-up Day. (we always send out notices when we schedule them). Email us at dogpark@stnicholaspark.org if you like to be added to our list.

– Respect the rules of the Dog Run and work with other members of this great dog- owning community.

Contribute financially to support ongoing maintenance as well as future improvements to the dog run.

* TO DONATE to St. Nick’s Dog Run:

Step 1: Write a check made out to: City Parks Foundation

In the memo of the check be sure to write “Friends of St. Nicholas Park”

Step 2: Mail the check with a cover letter describing your donation to St. Nicholas Park to:

Friends Of St. Nicholas Park
P.O. Box 195
New York, NY 10030