MONROE COUNTY DOG PARKS

 

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 Henrietta Dog Park in the Town of Henrietta and Sweden Town Park in the Town of Sweden.

 

DOG PARK INFORMATION

  • 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 swipe card, tag for each dog, and paper copy of their permit/s. Dogs must be wearing the up-to-date Monroe County Dog Parks tag. 
  • FAQs

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

    • You may register your dog for the Monroe County Dog Parks at the Monroe County Parks Administrative Office, located at 171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, across the street from the Lamberton Conservatory in Highland Park.  Registraion is open during regular business hours, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mondays through Fridays (excluding Holidays).

    • For your convenience, registration is also available once-per-month on-site at the Ellison, Greece Canal and Sweden Dog Parks, as well as the Petsaver stores in Greece and Brighton.  On-Site Registration dates and hours for October, November and December are, as follows:

      October Dog Park On Site Registrations
      Thursday 10-5-17, from 4-6 pm: Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore at 1596 Ridge Road West, Stoneridge Plaza, Rochester, NY, 14615
      Saturday 10-7-17, from 9-11 am: Ellison Park, at the Dog Park, off Blossom Rd
      Thursday 10-12-17, from 5-7 pm: Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore at 2947 Monroe Avenue, Monroe Clover Plaza, Rochester, NY, 14618
      Wednesday 10-18-17, from 5-7 pm: Sweden Town Park at the Concession Stand, near the Dog Park, 4745 Redman Rd, Brockport, NY 14420
      Saturday 10-28-17, from 1-3 pm: Greece Canal Park (off Elmgrove Road) in the Park Office, which is just inside the park, on the left

      November Dog Park On Site Registrations
      Thursday 11-2-17, from 4-6 pm: Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore at 1596 Ridge Road West, Stoneridge Plaza, Rochester, NY, 14615
      Saturday 11-4-17, from 9-11 am: Ellison Park, at the Dog Park, off Blossom Rd
      Thursday 11-9-17, from 5-7 pm: Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore at 2947 Monroe Avenue, Monroe Clover Plaza, Rochester, NY, 14618
      Wednesday 11-15-17, from 5-7 pm: Sweden Town Park at the Concession Stand, near the Dog Park, 4745 Redman Rd, Brockport, NY 14420
      Saturday 11-18-17, from 1-3 pm: Greece Canal Park (off Elmgrove Road) in the Park Office, which is just inside the park, on the left

      December Dog Park On Site Registrations
      Saturday 12-2-17from 4-6 pm: Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore at 1596 Ridge Road West, Stoneridge Plaza, Rochester, NY, 14615
      Thursday 12-7-17, from 9-11 am: Ellison Park, at the Dog Park, off Blossom Rd
      Thursday 12-14-17, from 5-7 pm: Pet$aver Healthy Pet Superstore at 2947 Monroe Avenue, Monroe Clover Plaza, Rochester, NY, 14618
      Wednesday 12-20-17, from 5-7 pm: Sweden Town Park at the Concession Stand, near the Dog Park, 4745 Redman Rd, Brockport, NY 14420
      Saturday 12-23-17, from 1-3 pm: Greece Canal Park (off Elmgrove Road) in the Park Office, which is just inside the park, on the left

Please be sure to bring these TWO DOCUMENTS (not the metal tags) for BOTH:

1)     your dog’s or dogs’ License/s from your Town or City, with current address

AND

2)     your dog’s or dogs’ Rabies Certificate/s

Also, remember that:

·         Ellison, Greece, and Henrietta Dog Parks changed to swipe cards & magnetic gates.

·         Sweden changed their access code as of February 1, 2017.

·         If you have not renewed for 2017, you no longer have access to the Dog Parks.

  • 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(s) from your Town or City, with current address.  The dog does not need to be licensed in Monroe County.

    • Current copy of 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. All registrations expire on December 31st of each year.

    • Any registration processed after Oct 1st, is valid through the end of the following year. If registration occurs before Oct 1st, it is only valid through the end of the current calendar year. 

    • Renewal packets for the following year will be mailed to currently registered Dog Park members by 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 mcparks@monroecounty.gov and let us know how you can help

  • Donate by Credit/Debit Card: THIS OPTION IS FOR DONATIONS ONLY! (NO DOG REGISTRATIONS)

 

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