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.10/13/2019 – Resolution Intro’d to Allow Leashed Dogs in Heckscher Park!


Resolution To Allow Leashed Dogs in Heckscher Park!

Proposal is Result of OnLine Petition with 2,000+ Signatures

People would be allowed to walk their leashed dogs in Huntington’s Heckscher Park under a pilot program proposed by Huntington Councilwoman Joan Cergol. The proposal for a pilot program is up for a vote at Huntington Town Hall Wednesday evening, Oct. 16th! The proposal is the result of an online petition that has generated more than 2,000 signatures that asks the Huntington Town Board to make Heckscher Park a dog-friendly park by allowing leashed dogs. To get details on the proposal and what you can do to help make it happen, go to Resolution Introduced to Allow On-Leash Dog Walking in Heckscher Park!

.07/24/2019 – Gardiner Dog Park Opening

Gardiner Dog Park Agility Training Area

Gardiner Dog Park Opening Set for Wed., 2:30 pm, July 24th!

Please join LI-DOG in celebrating the Grand Opening of the Gardiner Park Dog Park in Bay Shore on Wed., July 24th. This big, new dog park, which features large dog, small dog and agility training areas, is the result of the efforts of New York State Senator Phil Boyle and his colleague Sen. Monica Martinez. For all the details, go to Gardiner Dog Park Opening! 


.05/07/2018 – Dog Exclusion Zone at Mud Creek Off-Leash Beach


East West Fence Line

Dog-Exclusion Zone Created at Mud Creek County Park–Long Island ‘s ONLY Official Off-Leash Beach

A long line of fencing that creates a dog-exclusion zone has gone up at Mud Creek County Park–Long Island’s only official off-leash beach in E. Patchogue. The fencing, which appeared May 1st, cuts the beachfront available to dog owners in half. To get the petition and details on what dog owners are doing to save the off-leash beach, go to Dog Exclusion Zone Created at Mud Creek County Park.  

.08/04/2017 – Huntington Hearing on Park Access Goes Well


Dix Hills ParkPublic Hearing on Proposal to Open Virtually All Huntington Parks to On-Leash Dog Walking Goes Well. Of the eight speakers at the hearing, six of them including LI-DOG President Ginny Munger Kahn spoke in favor of the resolution. The Town Board Vote could come as soon as Tues., Aug. 15th! To read what supporters of the resolution said, get links to press coverage and find out what you can do to support the proposal, go to Huntington Hearing on Park Access Goes Well.


.07/06/2017 – LI-DOG 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws Luau Thanks




LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws™ Luau Gets Summer of 2017 Off to a Fun Start!

The palm tree-studded patio of Off-Key Tikki Waterside Grill was the perfect setting for LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws™ Luau on Sunday afternoon, June 11th. The event featured games, raffles, a BBQ, tropical drinks, music and more! To see photos and get all the details including links to all the generous sponsors who helped make the event so successful, go to LI-DOG’s 2nd Annual Pints-n-Paws™ Luau Thanks!

.07/05/2017 – Huntington Proposes Opening Almost All Town Parks to On-Leash Dogs


Dix Hills ParkHuntington Proposes Opening Almost All Town Parks to On-Leash Dog Walking! The Town Board will hold a public hearing on Tues., July 11th at 2 p.m. at Huntington Town Hall on a resolution that will amend the Town Code. Please come show your support for access to Town parks! Read all about it at Huntington Proposes Opening Almost All Town Parks to On-Leash Dogs.


.01/23/2017 – Hempstead Supervisor Santino Supports Dog Friendly Parks


Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino 

Hempstead Supervisor Santino Supports Dog-Friendly Town Parks! In letter to LI-DOG, Supervisor offers to work with LI-DOG to determine where additional dog-friendly areas can be made throughout the town’s 1,400 plus acres of public parkland and beaches. Read the Supervisor’s Letter and get the details at Hempstead Supervisor Supports Dog-Friendly Parks!

.01/09/2017 – West Hills Large Dog Park Reopened



West Hills Two Dogs Running 

West Hills Large Dog Park Reopened! Temporary Fencing Dividing West Hills Small Dog Park Removed. The actions by the Suffolk Parks Dept. in early January follow a NYS DEC report that found no contamination in or close to the large dog park as a result of illegal dumping nearby. Read the details at Large Dog Park at West Hills County Park Reopened!

.11/28/2016 – Suffolk Parks Commissioner Approved


Suffolk Parks Banner Image 

New Suffolk Parks Commissioner Approved in Oct. 2016. New Commissioner supports continued on-leash access throughout Suffolk County parks. Commissioner also addresses temporary closing of large dog park in West Hills County Park in statement to LI-DOG and the Suffolk Legislature’s Parks Committee. Get the details at Suffolk Parks Commissioner Approved.