Monroe County, NY

MONROE COUNTY DOG PARKS

APRIL ON-SITE REGISTRATION HOURS  

  • Sunday, April 6th, 9-11am, Ellison Park, in Creekside Lodge.
  • Sunday, April 13th, 1-3pm, Greece Canal Park, in the Park Office.
    • *Please note: All new registrations will be good until the end of 2014.
    • **Please note: You must bring documentation of the dog's license from your town of residence (not the metal tag) and of the dog's rabies vaccination from your veterinarian or clinic.  We can photograph the originals if you do not have copies for us to keep.

DOG PARK INFO

  • HOURS: 7am to Dusk.
  • PLEASE REMEMBER YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO USE THE DOG PARKS.
  • FEES: $24 per dog, $25 per dog if paying by credit/debit card.

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.
  • HOW DO I REGISTER MY DOG(S)? All owners must register their dogs with the Monroe County Department of Parks. Permits are not prorated and expire December 31 of the current permit year. There are TWO ways to register:
    • #1 - Dogs can be registered during normal business hours: M – F 8:30am – 4:30pm at
      171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY14620
      . We can accept cash, checks and credit cards, there is plenty of free, off street parking, and we can make copies of your licensing documents.
    • You will need a current copy of your dog(s) license with current address, a copy of current Rabies Certificate, completed permit, and a signed Acknowledgement, Agreement, and Release form. Permit and Acknowledgement, Agreement, and Release forms are available only where you register.
    • There is a $24 per dog fee that can be paid via cash or check. Credit card payments can only be taken at the Parks Department. Credit card payments will be $25 per dog which includes service fees.
    • #2 - Staff will also be available at the dog park for on-site registration periodically. Always check this page for information on upcoming on-site registration dates and times.
    • Please bring copies of your dog's license and rabies certificate as we will need to keep copies on file.
    • On-site registrations can accept cash, check, or credit cards.
    • Weather permitting, park staff will be located directly at the dog park(s). In case of inclement weather staff will be located at either Creekside Lodge at Ellison Park or the Greece Canal Labor Center at Greece Canal Park.

Why are dog parks important?

Dog parks benefit both dog owners and non-owners alike by:

  • 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.

Donations

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 and will be used as raffle items or prizes at our fundraising events. If you would like to donate items or services, please contact us at donations@mcdogparks.org and we will be happy to make arrangements. A tax receipt will be provided. We need more volunteers! This is a volunteer committee and we operate on a $0 budget. Please contact us at volunteers@mcdogparks.org and let us know how you can help

Donate by Credit/Debit Card - THIS ONLINE OPTION IS NOT A WAY TO REGISTER YOUR DOG, THIS IS TO DONATE ONLY!


 

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