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LORAL was founded in 1995 as an affiliate of the Riverside Park Fund. We are an organization of concerned Upper West Side residents, primarily dog owners, who enjoy Riverside Park daily. As community members and park users we recognize our responsibility to make the Park a better place for everyone and are dedicated to respecting the rights of all who use the Park. FLORAL volunteers continue to contribute to the maintenance, beautification, and safety of the southern end of Riverside Park.

advocates for dog owners our main focus is improving the variety and extent of off-leash recreational opportunities in Riverside Park. FLORAL also enhances the overall experience of owning a dog in New York City by providing social and educational events for our membership, maintaining an informative Newsletter, and working with other local dog owner groups to strengthen the City’s large community of dog owners.