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Long Island Dog Walks - Dog Friendly Parks

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Animals are generally not permitted in parks on Long Island, however, dogs restrained by a leash under 6 feet in length may be brought into specific areas of several parks (though not buildings, camping, bathing, or picnic areas). The parks listed below generally allow dogs in certain areas. You can click on the links provided for more specific information about each park.

Keep in mind that each park has rules and regulations with regard to where you can and cannot take your pet. To find out more about each park’s rules and regulations, get more specific information, or driving directions consider calling the park directly.

Here are some of our favorite dog-friendly parks on Long Island:

Belmont Lake State Park
Southern State Parkway Exit 38
North Babylon, NY 11703

This dog park consists of an undeveloped trail starting at northeast corner of parking lot and ending by the maintenance buildings.

Blydenburgh County Park
Veteran's Memorial Highway
Smithtown, NY 11787

The county park has a 1.8 acre fenced park with separate areas for large and small dogs, where owners can let their pets off the leash and allow them to interact with other dogs.

Camp Hero State Park
1898 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

Dogs are invited to Camp Hero as long as they are on a leash no more than six feet long.

Cedar Creek Park
Merrick Road
Seaford, NY 11783

An enclosed dog run is available, and owners are responsible for clean-up.  Dogs are permitted in the run area only.

Christopher Morley Park
500 Searingtown Road
Roslyn, NY 11576

An enclosed dog run is located near the maintenance building. Owners are responsible for clean-up.

Governor Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow
Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway
Kings Park, NY 11754

Those with dogs should access the dog park from 25A, Old Dock Road East of Sunken Meadow Highway. No access from park, east end of park, or access from Old Dock Road.

Heckscher State Park
Heckscher Parkway Field 1
East Islip, NY 11730

The dog walk is made of undeveloped trails that are west of toll booths.  For access, park in the back of Field 4 and walk to Field 5.

Hempstead Lake State Park
Lakeside Drive
West Hempstead, NY 11552

Dogs are allowed in the undeveloped areas that are open to the public, including the unpaved path at Field 3 and adjacent to Schodak Creek.

Hither Hills State Park
164 Old Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

Dogs are allowed in the areas north of Montauk Parkway, south of the beach area east of Napeague Harbor and west of overlook parking.

Town of Huntington Dog Park
106 Deposit Road
East Northport, NY 11731

This dog park is located next to Huntington Animal Shelter for Town of Huntington residents off Pulaski on Deposit Road.

Montauk Point State Park
2000 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

Dogs can be walked at the state park in the area from west of refreshment stand to just beyond Oyster Pond.

Nickerson Beach Park
880 Lido Boulevard
Lido Beach, NY 11561

An enclosed dog run is available, and owners are responsible for clean-up. Dogs are permitted in run area only.

Shadmoor State Park
900 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

Dogs can be brought to Shadmoor as long as they are on a leash not more than six feet long.

Wantagh Park
1 King Road
Wantagh, NY 11793

Dogs can enjoy an enclosed dog run near the maintenance building. Owners are responsible for clean-up and must leash their dogs from the car to the run.

West Hills Park
Sweet Hollow Road
Huntington, NY 11743

Pets must be leashed at all times, except in designated dog run areas. When walking, your pet must be on a leash no more than 6 feet in length. See park detail page for additional rules and regulations.

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