Photos today —
Dogs and dog guardians seemed happy to frolic in the new space which is larger than the old one. There are three closed entry ways to ensure (hopefully) that no dogs get out into the street by mistake.
Phase III construction at the park will be opening in phases. The large dog run — which is open to the public as of today — is the first part to open. Washington Square Park Redesign Phase III began in June of 2012.