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The Best Dog Parks In Syracuse


1. Elmwood Park

919 Glenwood Ave, Syracuse, NY 13207, United States-Elmwood Park is located in the southwestern portion of Syracuse, New York. The park was originally built and opened as a privately owned park in 1893. It is significant as an example of such parks from the Pleasure Ground Era. After the city of Syracuse purchased the site in 1927, bridges, embankments, walls, and stairs built of wood and stone were added, making the park also representative of the Reform Park Era. The park was added to the National Register of Historic Places.


2. Wegman’s Good Dog Park

Wegmans Good Dog Park is located in the Cold Springs section of Onondaga Lake Park and is open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week year-round. Allowed to exercise without leashes in an area devoted just to pets, dogs are ‘barking up a storm’ about this 40,000 sq. ft. fenced-in area includes an exercise area with tunnels, jumps, and bridges. There is plenty of seating on the commemorative benches located inside and outside the fence, drinking water, and several waste clean-up stations. A double-gated dog entrance keeps dogs inside the enclosure from running out each time another dog enters. Small dogs have the choice of mixing with the big dogs, or they can play in a separate area for dogs under 25 lbs.


3. Ithaca Dog Park

Ithaca Dog Park is an official dog park in Ithaca, New York. The park is part of the New York State park system. It is closed until further notice due to the coronavirus shutdown. The park is located on the Festival Lands, adjacent to the Allan H. Treman State Marine Park at Cayuga Lake. The park is on state parkland, and some are on city land. The beach, which is on state land, is used by dogs for swimming. Even before off-leash was legal, dog owners had been bringing their dogs to get exercise off-leash. This large park is beautifully fenced and has a city water supply, child-sized swimming pools for the dogs, beautiful shade trees, and benches and picnic tables for people and dogs.


4. Lakeside Dog Park

Lakeside Dog Park is a dog-friendly recreation area in Auburn. This off-leash dog park is located inside Emerson Park, a 135-acre park with a lake and riverfront. The dog park section is fenced-in, and there are plans to add obstacle course items in the near future. Make sure you use the waste stations provided to clean up any mess left behind by your pooch. Lakeside Dog Park is open every day of the week.


5. The Paw Park

PAW Park is located at 3303 NW Grand Blvd. It is the perfect place for your canine companion to run off-leash or take a romp in the park pond. There are 2-acres of off-leash play space and separated enclosures for large (over 30 pounds) and small (30 pounds or less) dogs. PAW Park is operated and maintained in cooperation with partners for Animal Welfare of Oklahoma. This non-profit volunteer organization takes care of the park grounds. It raises funds for park improvements—no more than two dogs per handler. Aggressive or unruly dogs must be removed from the park. Handlers must pick up after their dogs. Waste bags and waste stations are provided. Dogs in heat are prohibited. Dogs must be at least four months old to enter.


6. Jamesville Beach Off-leash Dog Park

An un-fenced, shared use off-leash dog area in JamesvilleBeach Park accesses the Jamesville Reservoir. Proof of a current rabies vaccine may be required on-site. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the rest of the park, except that they are not allowed in the beach areas during the summer beach season. Dogs on leash are allowed in the rest of the park, except that they are not allowed in the beach areas during the summer beach season. There is a disc golf course in the park. Dogs must always be cleaned up after throughout the park.


7. Old Erie Canal State Park

The Canalway Trail- Old Erie Canal State Park is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this “rail-trail” is now a great place to walk Fido in East Syracuse. The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Canalway Trail- Old Erie Canal State Park. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only.


8. Green Lakes State Park

Soak up the gorgeous scenery of these glacial lakes as you enjoy an on-leash hike with your pet. Waste bags and clean-up stations are available. Green Lakes State Park is a New York State Park located east of Syracuse in the Town of Manlius. The park is strikingly scenic and has a “masterpiece” golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones very early in his career.


9. Gypsy Bay Park

Gypsy Bay Park is pet-friendly. The Town of Cazenovia owns Gypsy Bay Park, which is on Cazenovia Lake’s southern shore and sits just across from Lorenzo State Historic Site. This open green park is tucked away from the street. Dogs are welcome on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. Stairs go down from the park to a small beach entry into the lake.


10. The Pawsitive Center For Dogs Inc

The Pawsitive Center For Dogs Inc is located in NY, the United States, and is part of the Pet Care Services Industry. They offer great training services and programs for your dog to transform their behavior and obedience. Check them out on Facebook or their homepage.

Posted on November 19, 2020

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