Underbridge Dog Run is named after the pedestrian bridge that connects this park to Flushing Meadow Corona Park, the second largest New York city-operated park and site of the 1939-40 and 1964-65 World’s Fairs. The park is located on Grand Central Parkway between 64th Avenue and 64th Road. The section of the park located opposite the Underbridge Dog Run contains Meadow Lake, the largest lake within New York City.
The City purchased this property, located at the base of a pedestrian footbridge that passes over Grand Central Parkway in 1938 as part of Flushing Meadows Park. It was designated as a separate park in 1980. In recognition of its use as a public dog run, it was renamed Underbridge Dog Run.
It has been over 15 years since the community has come together to address the needs of the Underbridge Dog run. The Underbridge Underdogs developed as a community group in order to address and meet the needs of the dog run. We are a community group dedicated to providing a safe, clean place where our dogs can play and exercise off leash.
In April 2016, over 40 volunteers came together to clean the park and replace mulch that had been placed there over five years ago. The second project on August 14 focused on weeding and painting park benches. More events can be found here. Click Here
There are many areas of improvement currently needed for Underbridge dog run. Our goal is to raise funds for a number of projects that would include:
- Replace broken lock and fence mechanism
- Proper signage for dog run rules
- Lock and key for entrance
- Creating drainage
- Appropriate lighting
- Water fountain
- Additional seating areas
- Replace mulch with appropriate turf
- Divide small and large sections appropriately
In order to help us achieve some of the goals listed above, we have gathered local neighborhood dog lovers to plan events and petition for more funding to beautify this dog run.
The purpose of these events is for the community to come together with their dogs in order to raise awareness and funds for the capital improvement needs of our park.
To volunteer or sponsor, please contact [email protected]