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Town of North Hempstead Plans Opening 1st Dog Park at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park! The town has budged $250,000 for the project, which will be fenced, includes small dog and large dog areas, and already has agility equipment donated for the project.  For details on potential features and amenities and projected opening dates, go to North Hempstead Plans 1st Dog Park at Tully Park. 


LI-DOG Pack Walk at Massapequa PreserveNassau County Executive Candidate Martins Expresses Commitment to Dog-Friendly Nassau County Parks! LI-DOG asked the two candidates for Nassau County Executive for statements on their position regarding on-leash dog walking in Nassau County parks. Former New York State Senator Jack Martins responded, writing “As a dog owner, I am committed to making sure we work with local communities to develop dog-friendly parks.” Nassau County Leg. Laura Curran did not respond to our request. To read Martins’ full statement and what you can still do to help get more access to Nassau County parks, go to Nassau County Exec Candidate Martins Commits to Dog-Friendly Parks.


Dix Hills Park


Huntington Opens Most Town Parks to Leashed Dogs! Unanimous Town Board Vote on Aug. 15th will allow people to walk their leashed dogs in dozens of local parks that were previously off-limits to dog owners. To read about the decision and get a link to a list of parks in Huntington, go to Huntington Opens Most Town Parks to Leashed Dogs!




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, July 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!


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!



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!

Newbridge Road Dog Park 

Hempstead Opens Its First Dog Park at Newbridge Road Park! Beautiful new dog park features areas for large and small dogs, paw-friendly synthetic turf, agility equipment, picnic tables and umbrellas. New dog park fulfills commitment made by Supervisor Anthony Santino to LI-DOG in Oct. 2015. Read all about it at Hempstead Opens First Dog Park at Newbridge Road Park.  




Park Tails: Dinner and Doggie Moms. How LI-DOG helped create a new friendship between two dog Moms plus playdates and delicious meals for their pups! Read Sam Desmond’s second installment in our feature series: Park Tails: Dinner and Doggie Moms.



Christopher Morley Park Trail


Four New Nassau County Parks Now Allow Leashed Dogs on Trails! Move is big step forward in County’s commitment to LI-DOG to increase access to County parks. See the names of the new dog-friendly trails and Google maps at Nassau County Opens Four New Trails to Leashed Dogs.