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Town Dog Park now open - Registration this Saturday, 10/12 at the park

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October 8, 2019

PITTSFORD TOWN DOG PARK IS NOW OPEN
East Street Location on Town Land Connects to Town Trails
Pittsford’s first-ever dog park opened Tuesday, October 8, 2019.  The Pittsford Town Dog Park, at 34 East Street, provides residents and their canine companions a safe and enjoyable area for recreation. The location takes advantage of existing Town land in a grassy area tucked between the Town's Habecker Little League fields and the Town’s Parks Department building and is located on the Town's trail system.

The Pittsford Town Dog Park has two off-leash areas, one each for large and small dogs. Dogs have access to play structures and water fountains. Dog owners can relax on benches and use picnic tables under shade trees. The facility includes a dog wash station to hose off muddy paws and coats. The park is located on the Town’s trail system.

Please note NYS law requires that dogs must be licensed in their home municipality. Pittsford residents can license their dog/s with the Town Clerk at Town Hall, 11 South Main Street; find licensing information at www.townofpittsford.org/dog_licensing. Dogs must be licensed before they can be registered with the County to participate in the Dog Park system.

For those who couldn't register on opening day at the Pittsford Town Dog Park, County Staff will be available to register licensed dog as follows:

  • At the Pittsford Dog Park on Saturday, October 12 from 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • At Pet$aver Superstore in Clover Plaza, near the corner of Monroe Avenue and Clover Street, from 5:00 - 7:00pm on Tuesday, October 15
  • At the County Parks Department, Monday – Friday (year-round) from 8:30am - 4:30pm, at 171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14620. There is plenty of free, off-street parking at this location.

To register, bring a copy of a currently valid license for each dog showing the owner's address and a current rabies vaccination certificate for each dog from a veterinarian or clinic. Registration is $24 per dog annually. Payment is by check, credit or debit card, money order or with cash. There is a $1.00 service charge for payment by credit or debit card. All fees collected go to the Dog Park Trust Fund and are devoted solely to dog park maintenance.

The Pittsford Town Dog Park is open year-round from 7:00am until dusk. Find registration info on the County website at https://www2.monroecounty.gov/parks-DogParks.php

In keeping with the Town’s commitment to walkability and bikeability, two Town trails connect to the new dog park.  Town crews have improved the existing parking surface at the location for those who need to drive to the site. The Town’s Recreation and Land Fees Trust Fund reserve paid for the $160,000 project budget. This is an existing Town fund developers contribute to for the development of parks, playgrounds and recreational resources.

Click the link to see a rendering of the Pittsford Town Dog Park.