LONG ISLAND DOG PARKS
Bay Park Dog Park
East Rockaway, First Avenue, south of Sunrise Highway - Google map
Separate areas for big and small dogs.
Directions: To reach Bay Park, take Southern State Parkway to Exit 17/Hempstead Avenue South. Take Hempstead Avenue to fork (Ocean Avenue). Take left on fork (Ocean Avenue) through Lynbrook and East Rockaway to Main Street (follow park signs). Make a left onto Front Street. Make a Right onto Althouse Avenue. Make a left onto First and follow to park or go straight into the park (lighted fields).
Christopher Morley Dog Park
Roslyn-North Hills, Searingtown Road, north of Long Island Expressway - Google map
Directions: To reach Christopher Morley Park, take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 36/Searingtown Road exit (from east or west). Take Searingtown Road North and look for the park entrance on right (about 200 yards from the LIE).
Cedar Creek Dog Park
Seaford, Merrick Road east of Wantagh Avenue - Google map
Separate areas for big and small dogs (30 lbs and under).
Cedar Creek Park Dog Run Association (CCDRA): http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CCDRA/
Directions: Take the Southern State Parkway to Exit 27 South (Wantagh Parkway). Exit off the Wantagh Parkway at W6 (Merrick Road East). Continue down Merrick Road for approximately half-mile and look for the park entrance on your right.
Eisenhower Dog Park
Located on the North side of Eisenhower Park at the corner of Stewart Ave. and Salisbury Park Drive in Westbury, NY. - Google map
Opened in October 2012, this Nassau County dog park, which is sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus, is the result of a campaign begun by LI-DOG in 2008. The dog park covers approximately one acre, is fenced and divided into large dog and small dog (25 lbs. and under) areas with separate double-gated entrances for each. The park also features benches, a shade structure, waste bag containers and water fountains—all provided by Pet Supplies Plus. The parking lot holds about 30 cars.
To see what’s going on at the park, check out the Dog Park at Eisenhower! Facebook Group at Eisenhower Dog Park Facebook Group.
PHOTO CREDIT: Ron Richichi
Massapequa Dog Park
Located between Louden Avenue, County Line Road, Clocks Boulevard and Pine Street in Massapequa, Entrance is on Clocks Boulevard. - Google map
Opened in June 2012, this is the first dog park opened by the Town of Oyster Bay. LI-DOG worked closely with the Town to create this beautiful new park. The park is approximately 50,000 square feet and is divided into large dog and small dog (25 lbs. and under) areas. The ground is covered with wood chips and each side has natural shade trees, shade structures, water fountains, benches and tables, waste bag stations, and double entry gates. An eight-foot, wrought-iron fence borders the perimeter of the park and there is parking for about 25 cars.
To see what’s going on at the park, check out the Massapequa Dog Park Facebook Group at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/groups/324076597671248/. The park has received great reviews from happy residents and their dogs throughout its first summer!
Nickerson Beach Dog Park
Lido, Lido Boulevard; located by the Atlantic Ocean - Google map
Directions: To reach Nickerson Beach Park from the North Shore, take Meadowbrook Parkway South to Loop Parkway (Exit M10) to Point Lookout. Turn right onto Lido Boulevard. Nassau Beach is about half-mile on your left-hand side. From the South Shore, take Southern State Parkway (East) to Meadowbrook Parkway (South) toward Jones Beach. Just before the Jones Beach Toll, go off onto the Loop Parkway (exit M10) toward Point Lookout. Take Loop Parkway all the way to the end. Turn right: Nickerson Beach Park is on the left-hand side about a half-mile away.
Old Bethpage Restoration Dog Run
1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage - Google map
On Oct 1st, 2009, Nassau County opened its 6th dog run at the Old Bethpage Restoration on Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage. The new dog run has two areas - one for small dogs and one for large dogs. It also features “green” water systems – collecting and filtering rain water for the dogs to drink. The Boy Scouts donated benches for dog owners to sit on.
Hours are the same as for Old Bethpage Village Restoration – Wed – Sunday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. There is no fee for using the dog run. To see photos of the dog run, go to our story, Nassau County Opens 6th Dog Run at Old Bethpage Restoration.
Wantagh Dog Park
Wantagh, Kings Road and Canal Place - Google map
Separate areas for big and small dogs.
Directions: Take the Southern State Parkway to Exit 27 South (Wantagh Parkway). Exit off the Wantagh Parkway at Sunrise Highway East. Make a right onto Wantagh Avenue. Take to the end and make right onto Merrick Road. At first light make a left into park.
Bideawee Dog Park
Bideawee, 118 Old Country Road , Westhampton , NY 11977 - Google map
The Bideawee Dog Park is a member’s only Park to ensure the safety of your pet. The application can be downloaded off of our website at www.bideawee.org. The Park is divided into two sections one for large dogs and one for small dogs. Total area is just under an acre.
Directions: Take sunrise highway, route 27, east, to exit 61. Stay to the left and follow the sign toward Eastport. At the light at the end of the ramp make a right on to Eastport Manor Road. At the first light, make a left on to Old Country Road. Bideawee is three miles up the road on the left hand side.
Blydenburgh Dog Park
Veterans Hwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788 - Google map
This park is located within 627-acre Blydenburgh County Park in the southern section of the park. The 1.8-acre dog park includes both an open field and woods, a small dog area and a large dog area, water fountains for each area, doubled-gated entries, and plenty of benches and waste bag dispensers.
This is a beautiful facility for dog lovers, with lots of shade provided in both the large and small dog areas. The Suffolk County Parks Department did a great job constructing this park and a lot of people have worked hard to get it open. Please don't bring dogs that have aggression issues as the dog park is definitely not the place to work on them! Many thanks to Legislator John Kennedy, the Suffolk County Parks Department, and all the members of LI-DOG who worked to get this park built. Enjoy the park with your dogs but please pick up after your them and please take good care of the park.
There is an active group at Blydenburgh called "The Friends of Blydenburgh Dog Park". Their goal is to create a sense of community among the dog owners there, and also to promote harmony and safety for all who use the park. To find out more go to the Blydenburgh Dog Park website.
Directions: The entrance to the park is on Veterans Memorial Highway, opposite the H. Lee Dennison Building. Once you enter the park go past the Parks Police booth and follow the sign pointing to the activity field on which the dog park is located.
Cherry Avenue Dog Park
250 Cherry Ave, West Sayville, NY 11796 - Google map
This 1.5-acre park is enclosed with a 4-ft high chain link fence. The ground is covered by wood chips to keep down the dust and mud. The large and small dog areas each have running water. Trash collection will be provided but dog owners are asked to bring their own bags. The Parks Dept. has built two large PVC towers to hold donated bags.
The new dog park is located off Cherry Avenue, just south of the Baymen Soccer Club Fields. Please note: Dogs are not allowed either leashed or unleashed on the Baymen Soccer Club fields at any time.
To learn more about the park, view photos and get access to a Google Map for directions visit our story about the park.
East Northport Dog Park
106 Deposit Road east northport, New York 11731 - Google map
Ideal for those who live in the East Northport area, this dog park is approximately 300 X 90 ft, and has bag stations and a shade/rain pavilion with benches. Last we heard the water wasn't on so you should bring water for your pooches.
Note: You must be a Huntington township resident to use this park. You will need to apply for a free permit at the Huntington Dog Shelter located on the property. To get the permit your dog must be licensed, current on their rabies vaccination, and you must be a Huntington resident. This run is not exactly convenient to Huntington Village residents, but great for those who live nearby.
Directions: From the intersection of Larkfield and Pulaski Road, head east on Pulaski. Go approximately 1/3 of a mile and you will see a road that veers off to the right. This is Deposit Road. Turn off on Deposit Road and you will quickly see the dog park. Follow the road past the dog park and go into the second building which is the Huntington Dog Shelter office where you can get the permit to use the park.
Middle Island Dog Park
1075 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY 11953 - Google map
The Middle Island Dog Park is located at 1075 Middle Country Road in Middle Island. When you pass the lake, look for the old Kmart shopping center on the North side of Middle Country Road (aka Route 25). Pull into the parking lot and go to the right of the old Kmart store. You will see the park hidden in lush trees on the right side.
The park consists of a total of four acres, with separate areas for large (over 30 pounds) and small dogs (under 30 pounds), double-gated entries; a water fountain for each area; plenty of benches; and waste bag dispensers. Your dogs can slide in the sand, roll in the shade, get wet and make more friends than they've ever dreamed possible. Middle Island is the first dog park in the town of Brookhaven, and since all dogs must have their rabies shots and be spayed or neutered to attend the park, it's also one of the safest parks on Long Island.
The Middle Island Dog Park Committee, the town council and all of our caring members continue to work for park improvements to make our dog park the best possible experience for both you and your dogs. Come visit us, and be sure to check out the Middle Island Dog Park website at http://midislanddogpark.org. Don't forget you need a Pooch Pass to enter with your dog.
Mud Creek County Dog Park
450 Roe Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772 - Google map
Warning: Broken glass has been found throughout the sand at this park. We have notified the Parks Dept, and placed a warning on our story about the park until the situation is resolved.
Called Mud Creek County Park, for the creek that runs along the eastern border of the site, the off-leash area is the first new dog park created under the Five New Dog Parks initiative, which LI-DOG championed and was signed into law in May 2007. The beach is also the first new Natural Borders Dog Park created in Suffolk County.
The new off-leash beach has no amenities—no trash receptacles, no poop bag stations, and no dog water fountains. The beach is considered “carry-in, carry-out” where people will have to pick up after their dogs and take away the waste themselves. It's very important that dog owners take good care of this park and keep it clean. To read more go to our story about the park.
Temporarily closes March 1st through June 30th annually to protect potential nesting birds.
Robinson Duck Farm Dog Park
2903 Montauk Hwy., Brookhaven, NY - Google map
A large, new dog park is now open at the former Robinson Duck Farm on Montauk Highway in Brookhaven Hamlet. The dog park covers 2.6 acres and is surrounded by 4-ft. high wooden-slat snow fencing. There are two gated entries into the dog park off a small parking lot. Because the dog park is located adjacent to Montauk Highway, dog owners are advised to keep their dogs under control and under close supervision at all times.
As a "natural borders" dog park, the park does not have the usual amenities associated with more traditional fenced dog parks. Dog owners are expected to bring their own waste disposal bags and water. Moreover, the County is not providing trash receptacles or waste removal at this time.
Because the new dog park is being run as a pilot program until Sept. 2010, LI-DOG expects adjustments will be made in how the park operates. We are asking fellow dog owners to provide us and the Parks Dept. with constructive feedback on how to make the dog park successful. To get feedback addresses, see photographs and learn more about this park go to our story, New Suffolk Dog Park Opens at former Robinson Duck Farm
Southold Town Recreation Center Dog Park
970 Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY 11971 - Google map
This park has recently been doubled in size thanks to efforts by local dog owners. There are separate areas for small and large dogs. We are pleased to say that the park is now packed daily and is thoroughly enjoyed by many people and dogs. We encourage every town to have a park. The people and dogs love it!
To see more photos from the new dog park and get more information, check out the North Fork Doggy Date group on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/groups/243084159081691/.
To learn more about the improvements to the park read our story, Peconic Dog Park Doubled in size.
PHOTO CREDIT: Copyright 2012 Katharine Schroeder
Tanner Park Dog Park
Baylawn Ave and Kerrigan Rd in Babylon/Copiague - Google map
Directions: From what we understand this dog park is for use by Town of Babylon residents only. The dog park is located behind the baseball fields at Tanner Park. This is a new dog park and we don't have much information on it yet. A Yahoo group has been formed for the park which you can find at http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/TannerParkDogRun/
West Hills Dog Parks
Large Dog Park (26 pounds or more) - Google map
The entrance to this 1.75 acre park is on Sweet Hollow Road just north of the intersection of Old Country Road and Sweet Hollow Road. There is a water fountain, and several benches and waste bag dispensers. When you visit a dog park make sure to watch and pick up after your dog. Many people have put hours of dedication and hard work into getting these dog parks built, and it's only fair that those who use them act as responsible dog owners when they visit with their dogs.
Please don't bring dogs that have aggression issues as the dog park is definitely not the place to work on them! Many thanks to Legislator Lou D'Amaro, the Suffolk County Parks Department, and all the members of LI-DOG who worked to get this park built. Enjoy the park and please take good care of it!
Directions: There are two ways to get there depending on which direction you're coming from.
From Jericho Turnpike turn south onto Sweet Hollow Road and go about 2 miles until you see Sweet Hills Horse Stables. The entrance to the park is right after the stables on your left. When you pull in you will see the dog park on your right. Please note that Sweet Hollow Road is narrow and winding, and bicyclists often use the road so you should exercise caution while traveling it.
From Old Country Road and Route 110 take Old Country Road West. In less than 1/4 mile you will turn north onto Sweet Hollow Road. Go about 1/2 mile and you will come to the entrance to the park on your right side. Turn in and you will see the dog park on the right. If you pass the stables you have gone too far.
Small Dog Park (25 pounds or less) - Google map
This small dog park occupies the location of the former West Hills Dog Park off High Hold Drive. It is covered in new grass and has had new benches installed. It is also slated to get a new water fountain. The Suffolk County Parks Department has done a great job of creating a safe place for the owners of small dogs who want a park where their dogs can play!
Directions: Enter the park off Round Swamp Road (north of the Northern State Parkway and south of Jericho) at High Hold Drive. Drive approximately 1/4 mile until you see a gravel parking lot on your left. Park there and walk across the street to the dog park.
For more information on dog-friendly parks and beaches on Long Island check out Corris Little's online article at newsday.com. Besides being a valuable resource for Long Island dog owners there are photos and videos of dogs playing at various dog parks on Long Island.
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