Dog parks are an excellent place to let your dog run free. They’re especially ideal for dog owners who don’t have a backyard or for people who want to meet other dog owners and have their pups make some pals of their own. Here are four parks on Long Island that have become local favorites among both dogs and their owners.
Fido Fitness Club
910 Railroad Avenue, Woodmere
Mon-Thu: 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat-Sun: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Fido Fitness Club, a 4,000 square foot indoor dog park, is the perfect place to take your pup for some safe fun and socializing. This air-conditioned facility has a comfortable compressed foam floor for dogs and its entire staff is certified in both first aid and CPR. A daily pass is $10 for a single dog and $5 for every additional dog. If you expect to visit more often, you can purchase a ten-day or monthly pass, or receive exclusive discounted rates by becoming a member. For an additional fee, you can even help your dog get some exercise by utilizing one of the club’s doggie treadmills.
Cherry Avenue Dog Park
Cherry Ave., West Sayville
This relatively new dog park on Cherry Avenue, which opened in August 2011, is 1.5 acres of free space for your dog to frolic about. Enclosed in a durable 4 foot high chain link fence and with separate, double-gated sections for large and small dogs, you don’t have to worry about your dog’s safety. The park also has running water for thirsty owners and their thirstier canines. And finding a spot for your car is no problem with a parking lot made for 30 vehicles.
Blydenburgh Dog Park
Veterans Hwy, Hauppauge
Open all year from 8 a.m. to sunset.
Your dog will love visiting this two acre dog park in Hauppauge. The entire park is fenced in and there are special areas designated for small and large dogs. Each section is double gated and offers dogs and their owners a beautiful field to play in, a path to walk on, and a water fountain.
Eisenhower Dog Park
Corner of Salisbury Park Dr. and Stewart Ave., Westbury
Open daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Play fetch with Fido in this almost one acre stretch of pretty green grass. There are benches for when you get tired, water fountains for when you and your furry friend get thirsty, and pavilions for when you need to seek shade from the sun or cover from the rain. There are also separate sections with separate entrances to keep small and large dogs apart. Ample parking is available, as well, with a lot built for 20 cars and off-street parking.