Hempstead Opens Its First Dog Park at Newbridge
Dog Park Fulfills Commitment Made by Supervisor Santino to LI-DOG
By Marie Amsterdam
The beautiful Newbridge Road Dog Park celebrated its opening in September 2016 and is the first dog friendly area in a Town of Hempstead park. Its 14,025 square feet of play area (divided to give separate space for large and small dogs) is securely fenced and has paw-friendly synthetic turf for ground cover. Appropriately sized agility equipment within each section, including ramps, hurdles, and hoops, ensures activity and fun for all. Picnic tables, with umbrellas, and benches provide ample seating area for all the human companions and water fountains are available for both people and pups. Hours are daily, 8AM to dusk.
This park is the result of a commitment Supervisor Anthony J. Santino made to LI-DOG in Oct. 2015 to work towards creating dog-friendly areas with in Town of Hempstead parks. To read LI-DOG’s Letter to the Editor of Newsday thanking Supervisor Santino for making the new dog park happen, go LI-DOG Letter to Newsday Newbridge Road Dog Park. See also Supervisor Santino’s announcement that construction of the new park was underway in May 2016.
The Newbridge Road Dog Park is located at 2600 Newbridge Rd. in Bellmore, NY. For directions, get the Google Map.
Visit the Town of Hempstead website for additional information and the park rules.