Monroe County Department of Parks hosts Off-Leash Dog Areas (Dog Parks) at both Ellison and Greece Canal Parks, as well as a reciprocal agreement for use at Look Up Park in the Town of Henrietta


  • HOURS: 7am to Dusk
  • Each dog visiting must be a registered member of the Monroe County Dog Parks.
  • Entrance will only be allowed to those in possession of a valid Monroe County Dog Parks tag for each dog. Dogs must be wearing the up-to-date Monroe County Dog Parks tag. 
  • FAQs

    • Where/When can I register my dog(s)? 

      • Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm at the Monroe County Department of Parks Administrative Office (171 Reservoir Ave, located in Highland Park)
      • Wednesday, December 2nd, 5-7pm: Sweden Clarkson Community Center, 4927 Lake Rd, Brockport, NY 14420
      • Thursday, December 3rd, 4-6pm: Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore, 1596 Ridge Road West, Stoneridge Plaza, Rochester, NY, 14615
      • Sunday, December 6th, 9-11am: Ellison Park, off Blossom Road, at Creekside Lodge, inside the park 
      • Wednesday, December 9th, 5-7pm:  Sweden Clarkson Community Center, 4927 Lake Rd, Brockport, NY 14420
      • Thursday, December 10th, 6-8pm: Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore at 2947 Monroe Avenue, Monroe Clover Plaza, Rochester, NY, 14618.
      • Wednesday, December 16th, 5-7pm:  Sweden Clarkson Community Center, 4927 Lake Rd, Brockport, NY 14420
      • Sunday, December 20th, 1-3pm: Greece Canal Park (off Elmgrove Road) in the Park Office, which is just inside the park, on the left.
      • Wednesday, December 30th, 5-7pm: Sweden Clarkson Community Center, 4927 Lake Rd, Brockport, NY 14420
    • How much does it cost to register my dog(s)?

      • The annual fee for access to all Monroe County Dog Parks is $24 per dog ($25 if paying by credit/debit card)

    • How can I pay to register my dog(s)?

      • Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted for payment

    • What information do I need to bring with me for registration?

      • Proof of dog's age (All dogs must be at least 6 months old to register)

      • Current copy of your dog(s) license with current address

      • Copy of current Rabies Certificate (we require the documentation, not the metal tag)

      •  We will make copies, so that you may keep your documentation.  

    • How long does registration take? 

      • Only 5-10 minutes, as you will just need to fill out a permit and agreement in person, while we process your other documentation. (These documents are not available online for download in advance, as they are filled out in triplicate.)

    • ​For what period of time is the registration valid

      • ​New registrations are required annually. Any registration processed after Oct 1st, is valid through the following year. If registration occurs before Oct 1st, it is only valid through the current calendar year. 

      • Renewal packets for the following year will be mailed to currently registered Dog Park members in late November. 

    • ​What do I need to know before I use the dog parks? 

      • DOWNLOAD Dog Park Rules, Dog Park Law, and FAQ document.

      • DOWNLOAD Dog Park Info one-page reference sheet.
      • Monroe County Dog Parks are built with donated funds and not local taxpayer dollars. Fees collected from registrations go directly into the Dog Park Trust Fund.
    • What are the benefits of dog parks? 
      • Providing a legal recreational outlet for dog owners who want to exercise and socialize their dogs in a safe, leash-free environment
      • Preventing unwanted encounters between unleashed dogs and other park users
      • Allowing people with limited mobility to exercise their dogs in a safe, accessible place
      • Bringing people together to promote a greater sense of community
    • What if I have other questions, not answered by the information listed above? 
      • Feel Free to call the Parks Department Staff at 753-7275 (PARK), or click here to send us an email inquiry. 
    • How can I make a charitable contribution to the Dog Park Trust Fund? 
  • Donate by Check:

Please make your check payable to “Monroe County Parks Department” and include “For Dog Park Trust Fund” on the memo line. Mail your check to:

Friends of the Monroe County Dog Parks

c/o Monroe County Parks Department

171 Reservoir Avenue

Rochester, NY 14620

  • Donate Items or Services:

Donations of items or services are greatly appreciated! If you would like to donate items or services, at and let us know how you can help



  print this page    email this page    back to top

About · Accessibility and Standards · RSS News Feed
Disclaimer and Privacy Policy · Non-Discrimination Policy

Official Site of Monroe County, New York. Copyright © 2015 Monroe County. All Rights Reserved.
Comments or suggestions? Please e-mail the webmaster.

Get Adobe Reader free from Get the free Flash Player from Macromedia.

Online Lodge & Shelter Reservations

Open the Online Lodge & Shelter Reservation System to secure a lodge or shelter for your upcoming event!

Click here for the Refund, Transfer, and Cancellation Policy

Online Highland Park Wedding Reservations

Reserve a Beautiful Location in Highland Park for your Wedding Ceremony, Reception, or Pictures.

Open the Online Wedding Reservation System to reserve one of our premier spots in Highland Park for wedding ceremonies, receptions, or pictures.*

*Not all activities are permitted in all locations.

Click here for the Refund, Transfer, and Cancellation Policy.