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Daily Top 10: 10 Dogs Parks for Doggie Playtime

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Playtime is important for a dogs overall health but not all of Long Island's residents have the adequate backyard space dogs need to run and stretch their furry legs.

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Playtime is important for a dogs overall health but not all of Long Island’s residents have the adequate backyard space dogs need to run and stretch their furry legs. Dog parks have cropped up all over the Island in order to remedy this. Dogs are free to run and roam on beaches, in parks and on hiking trails. There’s even a small number of indoor dog parks where dogs can be let loose from their collars to play and interact with others dog on their own. Dog parks are also a great spot for socializing for dogs and dog-lovers alike. Bring your lovable mutt to any of the following dog parks for a romp in the grass and a day in the sun.

 
1. Wantagh Park Dog Run
1 King Road, Wantagh – (516) 571-7460
 
2. Cedar Creek Park – Dog Run
Merrick Road, Seaford – (516) 571-7470
 
3. Fido Fitness Club
910 Railroad Avenue, Woodmere – (516) 569-3647
 
4. Blydenburgh County Park
Smithtown – (631) 854-3713
 
5. West Hills County Park
Huntington – (631) 854-4423
 
6. Robinson Duck Farm Park
Brookhaven
 
7. Mud Creek County Park
End of Roe Avenue, East Patchogue
 
8. Bay Park
First Avenue, East Rockaway – (516) 571-7245
 
9. Nickerson Beach Park
880 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach – (516) 571-7700
 
10. Christopher Morley Park
Searingtown Road, South of the LIE (exit 34) – (516) 571-8113
 
 

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