Southards Pond Park


05/22/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Southards Pond Park

 

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!

Sat., May 22nd, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Southards Pond Park, Babylon, NY

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We are happy to begin our 2021 LI-DOG Pack Walks™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon! The park covers multiple acres of forested beauty, it’s full of friendly people and their four-legged companions, and the trails are flat and easy.

Due to the overwhelming response to our Pack Walk and NYS guidelines that allow large outdoor gatherings of up to 200 people, we have raised the attendance limit for this Pack Walk to 50 people  Because of ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED when we cannot maintain a 6′ distance and attendees must sign an agreement confirming neither they nor anyone in their family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or experienced symptoms in the past 30 days. The COVID-19 Agreement and LI-DOG’s General Sign In Sheet and Liability Waiver can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Just bring it with you to the Meetup! Please Note: As of May 19th, CDC and NYS guidelines now allow fully vaccinated individuals to forgo wearing masks and social distancing. 

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For our May 2021 LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk– we’ll be walking most of the Southards Pond Loop Trail—a broad, flat trail that can accommodate a group walk– and that has nice views of Southards Pond.

This Pack Walk will take one to one-and-a-half hours. For those wishing to extend the walk, we will include an additional half-mile roundtrip walk up to the stables north of Sunrise Hwy. (Please note: This is a change of plan.) Please free to linger after the Pack Walk as there are plenty of nice places to hang out with your dog and other people from the walk.

Please be aware that dogs are not allowed in the picnic nor playground areas of the park. The park is surrounded by neighborhoods, so be considerate of the local residents by minimizing the noise level and keeping the area clean.

There are no trash receptacles along the walk, but there are one or two on the bridge by the pond.

Dogs must be kept on leash at all times while on the Pack Walk. Also, please no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking in a group and people and dogs can easily get tangled.

We will be meeting at the southern end of the park near Park Avenue and Babylon Memorial Grade School, where you can park for free. There is a bridge that connects the school parking lot with the park. We will be on the park side of the bridge.

Given the expected number of attendees, we will be breaking up into 2 groups–the first will start at 10:30, the second group will start at 10:45. Please keep your RSVP updated so that if you can no longer attend, your slot can be opened for someone else and their dog.

WEATHER RELATED CHANGES: Please check our Meetup or Facebook Group or our website on Sat. morning around 9 a.m. for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk is on!

To RSVP (All RSVPs must be done on the LI-DOG Meetup Group.)

LI-DOG on  Meetup

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs on May 22nd for LI-DOG’s first Pack Walk™ of the 2021 season at Southards Pond Park!


.09/22/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park

 

Creek in Southards Pond ParkLI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park
Sat., Sept. 22nd, 10AM
Park Ave., Babylon

Please join us for our LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon on Sat., Sept. 22nd! The park is big, the trails are flat and wide, and they’re dog-friendly! Get the details at LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!


09/22/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park

 

Creek in Southards Pond Park

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!
Sat., Sept. 22nd, 10AM
Southards Pond Park
Park Ave., Babylon
(Google Map)

Please join LI-DOG for a Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon. The park covers multiple acres of forested beauty, it’s full of friendly people and their four legged companions, and the trails are flat and easy.

Our September 2018 LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk–will follow the Southards Pond Park Loop trail, a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail. We’ll walk through the woods to the southern bank of the pond, and then walk along the pond and again enter the woods to return. Because of the Harmful Algal Blooms DO NOT ALLOW YOUR DOG TO GO IN THE WATER!

This Pack Walk will take one to 1-1/2 hours. Plus, feel free to linger after the Pack Walk as there are plenty of nice places in the park to hang out with your dog and other people from the walk. Dogs are NOT allowed in the picnic and playground areas of the park. The park is nestled between two neighborhoods so be considerate of the residents by minimizing the noise level and keeping the area clean. There are no trash receptacles along the walk, but there are one or two on the bridge by the pond.

DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON LEASH AT ALL TIMES WHILE IN THE PARK. Also, please no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking in a group and people and dogs can get easily tangled.

WEATHER RELATED CHANGES: Please check our Meetup or Facebook Group or our website on Sat. morning around 8:30 a.m. for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk is on!

PARKING: Park at Babylon Memorial Grade School on Park Ave. and walk across the bridge that connects the parking lot to the park. We will be on the park side of the bridge.

RSVP
LI-DOG on Meetup
or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs at LI-DOG’s Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!


.05/19/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Southards Pond Park

 

Southards Pond Park Trail 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park
Sat., May 19th, 9:30 – 11 AM RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, MAY 20th
Southards Pond Park, Babylon

Please join LI-DOG for our first Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon. The park is large, full of friendly people and dogs, and the trails are fairly flat and wide. For details, go to LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park.


05/19/2018 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Southards Pond Park

 

Southards Pond Park Trail

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park

Sat., May 19th, Sun., May 20th 9:30 – 11 AM

Southards Pond Park, 106 Park Ave., Babylon

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 The Pack Walk is ON today Sun., May 20th at 9:30 a.m.! 

Please join LI-DOG for our first Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park in Babylon. The park covers multiple acres of forested beauty, its full of friendly people and their four legged companions, and the trails are flat and easy.

Our May 2018 LI-DOG Pack Walk™ —a guided group on-leash dog walk–will start out at the south end of the Southards Pond Park Loop trail, head north and then cut west across the southern end of Southards Pond, then head north again along the western edge of the park. At a lovely bridge about 2 miles into the walk, we’ll cross a small stream and continue north until we reach another nice pond that we like to call Oakley’s Pond. You’ll see why on our Pack Walk™! Then, we’ll turn around and head back to the beginning of the trail, which is across another small bridge.

This Pack Walk™ will take one to 1-1/2 hours, but since it’s an out-and-back trail, anyone who wishes to cut the walk short can simply turn around and go back the way we came.

Feel free to linger after the Pack Walk™ as there are plenty of nice places in the park to hang out with your dog and other people from the walk.

The park is nestled between two neighborhoods so be considerate of the residents by minimizing the noise level and keeping the area clean. There are no trash receptacles along the walk, but there are one or two on the bridge by the pond.

Dogs must be kept on-leash while in the park. Also, please no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking in a group and people and dogs can get tangled.

Please RSVP only on the LI-DOG Meetup Group or by email at lidog_news@yahoo.com as there is a limit on the number of people and dogs we can accommodate on this trail.

Weather-Related Changes: Please check our Meetup or Facebook Group or our website on the day of the Pack Walk around 8:30 a.m. for any weather-related notices. If there is no notice, the Pack Walk™ is on!

Park at the tennis courts on the north side of Park Ave., which is where the trail starts. If this lot is full, park at the Babylon Grade School which is a little further west.

We look forward to seeing you and your dogs at LI-DOG’s first Pack Walk™ at Southards Pond Park!