Supervisor Anthony Santino

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

Hempstead Supervisor Santino Offers To Work with LI-DOG For More Dog-Friendly Town Parks!

“More Access for Canines…a Top Priority” He Writes

Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino

Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino Announces New Dog Park

Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony Santino made a commitment to LI-DOG to work toward making the Town of Hempstead dog friendly by providing access to town parkland. As a result, on September 21, 2016, town residents and their dogs welcomed a beautiful 14,025 sq. foot dog park located in the Newbridge Road Park in Bellmore.

This park is only the beginning! After reaching out to Supervisor Santino to express words of thanks for his efforts and the resulting park (Read Hempstead Opens Dog Park at Newbridge Road Park!), the Supervisor responded with a positive letter informing LI-DOG of his continued commitment to their “dog park initiative.” In his letter to LI-DOG, Supervisor Santino explains how providing canine access to Town of Hempstead parks is a “top priority” and that “protecting animals has been a cornerstone of my administration since taking office.” He closes the letter by saying that he is willing to work with LI-DOG and other community advocates to “determine where additional dog-friendly areas could be made throughout our parks, beaches, and areas of open space”.  Read Supervisor Santino’s complete letter.

Resident dogs and their families have welcomed this park and have expressed their hope that this be the first of many dog-friendly areas in other town parks. Having support from town officials is a giant step in the direction toward the elimination of the numerous “No Dogs Allowed” signs and restrictions that were enacted in all Town of Hempstead parks.  Supervisor Santino’s continued support for the health and socialization of our canine companions is the first step to bringing the Town of Hempstead into a new era.

Writing letters, sending emails, and making phone calls to show support for the new TOH dog park and the Supervisor’s dog-friendly initiative will greatly help the campaign for a similar park or on-leash access for additional Town of Hempstead parks and beaches. To let Supervisor Santino know how much you appreciate his new dog-friendly parks initiative, call 516-489-6000, email, or write Office of the Supervisor, Town of Hempstead, One Washington St., Hempstead, NY 11550-4923.

Thank you for your support!



.11/17/2016 – Newbridge Road Dog Park


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.

11/17/2016 – Newbridge Road Dog Park

Hempstead Opens Its First Dog Park at Newbridge

Road Park!

Dog Park Fulfills Commitment Made by Supervisor Santino to LI-DOG

By Marie Amsterdam

Newbridge Road Dog Park

Small Dog Area at Newbridge Road Dog Park

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.