Town of Hempstead Dog Parks

With more than 1,400 acres of land spread across 90 parks in America’s largest township, residents have plenty of places to enjoy nature, partake in recreational activities or simply get some rest and relaxation. At the same, the Town of Hempstead did not forget about our four-legged friends, who enjoy “going to the park” just as much, if not more, than their human
counterparts.

Local dog owners are encouraged to visit one of seven top-notch dog parks located throughout the Town of Hempstead. These canine-friendly facilities boast plenty of space for pups to run and play with other dogs, while in an enclosed environment. What’s more, all parks have separate sections for small and large dogs.

The first town-operated dog park at Newbridge Road Park in Bellmore was opened in 2016. The 14,025-square-foot facility, open only to town residents, features a paw-friendly synthetic turf surface, ramps, hurdles and other engaging equipment.

In this guide, you will find detailed information on each park, such as locations, contact information, rules and regulations and much more, making this guide a valuable resource for dog owners. Hoping you utilize one of the various dog parks located in Hempstead Town!

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BELLMORE

Newbridge Road Dog Park

2600 Newbridge Road
Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 783-2500

The 14,025-square-foot facility is open to Town of Hempstead residents only. It encompasses separate small and large dog areas, with a chain link fence around the perimeter of the canine facility. The grounds are comprised of a paw-friendly synthetic turf surface, and include ramps, weave poles, hurdles and other fun amenities. The park also has picnic tables, benches, shaded areas and water fountains for both people and dogs. Hours are 8 AM to dusk daily.

Newbridge Road Dog Park Rules:

  • Dog owners must be Town of Hempstead residents only.
  • All dogs must have a current rabies vaccination tag and a current Town of Hempstead dog license visible.
  • NO aggressive dogs are permitted.
  • Do not leave your dog unattended at any time.
  • Gates shall remain closed and latched at all times, except when entering and exiting.
  • Children age 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Do not allow children to climb on the equipment.
  • Owners MUST clean up after their dog, and waste must be deposited in the designated bins.
  • All dogs must be leashed when preparing to leave the dog park and outside the dog park at all times. Dogs must be unleashed upon safe entry into the dog park.
  • Leashes cannot be longer then 6 (six) feet in length.
  • Females in heat, puppies under 4 months, or animals other than dogs are not permitted in the park.
  • Prong, spike, choke collars and flex leashes are not permitted in the Dog Park.
  • NO food or drink in the dog park (except plastic water bottles and water bowls).
  • NO smoking.
  • Report any complaints to the Newbridge Road Pool Building Administrative Office at (516) 783-2500.

EAST MEADOW

Eisenhower Dog Park

Salisbury Park Drive and Stewart Avenue
East Meadow, NY 11554
(516) 572-0347

The dog park, which covers approximately 1.5 acres, is divided into two areas for large and small dogs (25 pounds and under). Each section has shade structures, water stations, waste stations, trees and benches.


EAST ROCKAWAY

Bay Park Dog Park

First Avenue (south of Sunrise Highway)
East Rockaway, NY 11518
(516) 571-7245

The dog run is located on the east side of this waterfront park, near the ball fields and has separate large and small dog runs.


LIDO BEACH

Nickerson Beach Dog Park

880 Lido Boulevard
Lido Beach, NY 11561
(516) 571-7700

The dog run is located on the southwest corner of the main parking lot, across from the "Fun Zone," and has separate large and small dog areas. The dunes by the enclosed dog run are ecologically sensitive and also serve as nesting areas for a federally protected bird, the Piping Plover. Dogs are strictly prohibited from those areas and from entering the beach.


SEAFORD

Cedar Creek Dog Park

Merrick Road (east of Wantagh Avenue)
Seaford, NY 11783
(516) 571-7470

The park has separate large and small dog runs. To reach the dog runs, follow the circular park road past the playground and then the park administration building to Parking Field No. 7.


VALLEY STREAM

Village of Valley Stream Community Dog Park

123 South Central Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580
(516) 592-5114 or (516) 592-5106

The dog park features a small dog park, a large dog park, shade structures, benches, dog water fountains and “dogipot” waste disposal receptacles.

Dog Park Membership: The park is open to residents of the Incorporated Village of Valley Stream and Central High School District (CHSD) #1. Dog owners must register with the Village Clerk’s Office, pay an annual fee and show proof of residency, current dog license and current vaccinations. Dog owners will receive a pet owner I.D. card for access to the park.

Obey the rules, regulations and etiquette: Pick up after your dog and dispose of the waste in marked containers. Prevent your dogs from chasing birds, squirrels and other animals. Do not leave your dog unattended. Do not tie your dog to benches, fencing, etc. Do not allow your dog to run and jump on other people or dogs. Keep an eye on your dog at all times. You are responsible for your dog’s actions.

For additional info, e-mail: vsdogpark@vsvny.org


WANTAGH

Wantagh Dog Park

1 Kings Road (south of Merrick Road)
Wantagh, NY 11793
(516) 571-7460

The dog run features separate areas for large and small dogs and is located just north of the launch ramp parking lot (by the marina). To reach the dog run, make a right after the first stop sign and park on the right.


Please Note:

Dog park patrons and canines utilizing this dog park do so completely at their own risk, including, but not limited to, the risk of being bitten, knocked down and /or tripped. Each dog owner assumes all liability for anyone who is bitten or injured by their dog or any other dog under their care while using this dog park. The Town of Hempstead reserves the right to refuse admission and/or eject any person from the dog park and assumes no liability for any accidents, injuries, loss or theft occurring in or about the dog park.