Jul 31st

California Dog Parks... Updated

By Jester


Dog Parks in California


                                                             


 Sandy Beach, (Rio Vista) Added to list
2333 Beach Dr.,
Rio Vista, CA
--- Beach where the dogs can get in with the people.
Can launch boats there, BBQ and even camp.
-- Day beach is $5. a car plus $1. per dog.
Camping I believe was $30. a night.

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Sand Beach, has been where you can find us almost every weekend... lol



King Park, (Brentwood) Added to list
1379 Bauer way,
Brentwood, Ca 94513
--- Fenced off leash Dog park
-- Also has Basketball court,
and kids playground,
and lots of grass area for children or dogs on leash to sit and eat,
kick a ball or fly a kit or ride there bike around
all next to it where parents can watch from the dog park.

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Brentwood is one I try & hit every night
from anywhere from 5pm to 830pm depending on the night.




Lake Elizabeth Dog Park (Fremont) Changes
Has been moved & is Redone.
There is now a Big & Small Dog Park apart from each other.
Directions is about the same only its right after Police Station
and Parking lot isn't so far back or the dog park.
Next to Basketball hoops,
Dog Shelter,
Playground, and bathroom..
can even walk around Lake Elizabeth from the dog park.
- I go to this one almost every Mon., Wed., Fri., from 10am to Noon



I want to try the one in Union City, CA.
Hope to next week in Aug. 2010
& will tell you what I think of that one.
I keep hearing good things.

                                                                                                           Jester Approved
Jul 28th

Dog Beaches on Cape Cod

By Darling

Barnstable beaches

Dogs are allowed on Barnstable public beaches from September 15-May 15 only.

 

 

Cape Cod National Seashore

Dogs on a leash are allowed year round except in lifeguard protected swimming areas and posted shorebird nesting areas.

Chatham

Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off season.

September 16-March 31.

Dennis

 

Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off season.

Labor Day-Memorial Day.

 

 

 

Eastham

Dogs are not allowed on any of the town beaches at any time from May 15 through Labor Day. They are, however, allowed at Dyer Prince Road/Rock Harbor Beach Area before 8:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. All dogs must be leashed.

 

Falmouth

Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off season.

October 1 through April 30.

 

Harwich

Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off season.

Labor Day-Memorial Day

 

 

Orleans(Nauset Beach)

From a point South of Nauset Beach parking lot to trail one, dogs are prohibited from May 15 to Labor Day. From a point South of trail one to the Chatham lnlet, all dogs must be on a leash of not more than 30 feet at all times, unless below the high tide mark, from May 15 through Labor Day. Dogs are prohibited from areas closed to vehicle or human traffic for Piping Plover protection.

 

Sandwich

 

Dogs are allowed on the beach, on a leash, only during the off season.

October through March.

 

Wellfleet

Dogs are allowed, on a six-foot lead, before 9:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. on the following beaches from the 3rd Saturday in June through Labor Day: Duck Harbor, Newcomb Hollow, Cahoon Hollow, White Crest and Maguire Landing

Race Point Beach in Provincetown

 

 

When it comes to Cape Cod dog friendly beaches, Race Point Beach has to be the #1 choice. Dogs are allowed year round on the beach, and here's the best part, they are allowed off leash from 6AM to 9AM all summer long. So yes, you can let Rover run in the sand and romp in the surf...on Cape Cod...in the summer...you've got to love it!

 

Race Point Beach is a very wide beach on the Atlantic featuring some of the most scenic dune landscapes on the Cape. The water here is chilly, with big surf and strong undertows. Amenities include:

Lifeguards

Restrooms

Showers

Located on Race Point Rd. off of Rt 6

Jul 28th

Dog Parks in RI

By Darling

Newport Dog Park
City: Newport

State: RI
Website: http://www.rik9.com/dog_parks.htm
Dog Park Info: The City of Newport's off-leash park is located on Connell Highway at the base of the Pell Bridge (directly across the street from the Newport Playhouse). The park is free and open to the public from 6AM to 9PM. All dogs over 6 months of age must be licensed.

Mt. Pleasant
Meridian Park

Located on Meridian Road near High Street
trees, parking, water. Comments= it's just an off-road park running by the river, secluded and from off a not-busy road

Providence
Barc Parc

Located on Patterson Street, cross streets Rhode Island Avenue and Nesbit Street
Open 6am to 9pm daily. Fenced (partial), tables, handicap access, trees, parking, trashcans.
Comments= Located in a wooded area in the midst of a 40 acre preserve in the heart of providence's East Side.

Wanskuck Park Dog Park
Located on Woodward Road, between Branch Avenue and Mineral Spring Avenue
Open 24 hours.
Fenced, benches, handicap access, trees, trashcans.
Comments= a nice dirt walking path and a large open grassy area. Leash laws may be enforced so use at your own discretion. Fencing in disrepair and area is next to the street so use caution

Jul 28th

Dog Beaches In MA

By Darling
MA Singing Beach; Manchester-by-the-Sea Dogs allowed from Oct. 1 thru Apr. 30
MA Cape Cod National Seashore Dogs allowed on beach on lead except fron May 15 to October 15. During this period dogs are prohibited on nature trails, bathing beaches, and shore bird nesting areas (often whole beaches) and the restriction extends to Nauset (town) ocean beaches in Orleans and Eastham and the Nauset Inlet and Pleasant Bay beaches during this period.
MA Cape Cod Rock Harbor Beach allows dogs off leash but is now off limits between Memorial Day and Columbus Day.
MA State Parks Dogs allowed on lead in all state parks with the significant exceptions of Gallop Island, George's Island, Halibut Pt., South Cape Beach (as well as some inland sites).
MA Provincetown The last time we were up there, all of the beaches allowed dogs on lead. Found no restrictions to the contrary.
MA Duxbury Beach Dogs allowed on beach on lead or other effective control year round, with specific area restrictions from May 1 to Sept. 15
MA Plum Island Dogs allowed on beach off lead from October 15 to May 15.
MA Nantucket Many beaches on the island are dog friendly.
MA Cuttyhunk Island (northwest of Martha's Vineyard) Entire island (including the beach) is dog friendly. Dogs should be leashed in public areas.
Jul 28th

Dog beaches In NH

By Darling
NH State Parks No dogs allowed on NH State Park beaches except as noted below.
NH Rye (including the State Beaches Dogs allowed from Oct. 1 thru Friday before Memorial Day weekend (unrestricted) and from Memorial Day weekend thru 9/30 -- before 8am and after 6pm
Jul 28th

Dog beaches In NH

By Darling
NH State Parks No dogs allowed on NH State Park beaches except as noted below.
NH Rye (including the State Beaches Dogs allowed from Oct. 1 thru Friday before Memorial Day weekend (unrestricted) and from Memorial Day weekend thru 9/30 -- before 8am and after 6pm
Jul 28th

Dog Beaches In ME

By Darling
STATE BEACH/PARK COMMENTS
ME Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park Pets are allowed in all park locations except Sand Beach, Echo Lake Beach, Isle au Haut campground, ladder trails and inside public buildings. Must be under control and not left unattended.
ME Popham Beach Pets are allowed in all park locations except Sand Beach, Echo Lake Beach, Isle au Haut campground, ladder trails and inside public buildings. Must be under control and not left unattended.
ME State Parks Dogs are allowed on beach, off leash. Pet Friendly camping nearby.
ME Higgins Beach, Scarbourgh Dogs are allowed any time of day from 9/16 to 6/14 (under voice control or leash). From 6/15 to 9/15, dogs allowed only 5 pm to 9 am (under voice control or leash)
ME Kittery Sea Point and Crescent Beaches. Oct 1-May 14, dogs allowed off-leash under owners control. May 15- Sept 30, only dogs licensed to Kittery residents allowed on the beaches. with no dogs allowed from 10 am to 5 pm from June 15-Sept 10.
ME York Four: York Harbor Beach, Long Sands Beach, and Short Sands Beach all offer lifeguards and restrooms. Dogs allowed until 8:00a.m. and after 6:00pm during the summer months. Cape Neddick Beach allows dogs (seemingly all the time).
ME Ogunquit Allows dogs from October 16th to April 30th.
ME Wells Wells has 3 beaches (Moody, Wells Beach, and Drake Island). Dogs are allowed on all although Wells does not allow dogs from 8 am to 6 pm in summer.
Jul 28th

Missing California

By Bulan
In California I was not judged.  I was just another fun loving dog.  People loved me, were not afraid of me and I had many doggie friends.  There wasn't a leash law and I romped around on my deadend street with my pals, Bitz, Bengal, Barny, Marly, Iris, and Owen, to name a few.  The local humans would watch over us, give us treats and say nice things.  Lake Tahoe was full of adventure, surrounded by beautiful lakes, fun rivers, mountains for hiking and is possibly the most dog friendly place in the world.  They say it's heaven for dogs, as there are more dogs per capita than humans. As well as no need for yucky tick or heartworm medicine due to the high altitude.  But most of all, I didn't have to worry about being who I am, a pit bull.  

Yes, I was just another fun loving dog...

Bulan 
Jul 28th

Rexhame Beach, Marshfield, MA

By Layla
We spent a wonderful afternoon at Rexhame Beach in Marshfield.  Dogs are allowed on-leash altho we saw many running off-leash especially as the day went on and more of the people had left.  Alot of dogs were chasing balls into the waves and an amazing Boston Terrier was playing frisbee.

The beach is a bit rocky in parts but that only bothered the two-legged folks.  There is a snack bar and restrooms  and it costs $10 weekday (and 15 or 20  weekends) for non-resident parking.  After 6pm, no one was manning the 'toll booth' (but the snack bar and restrooms were closed).  

It took about an hour to get to the beach from Sharon:  take Rte 3 to exit 12, follow 139East for 5-6 miles and a left onto Winslow (which becomes Standish) to the end.  You'll know the left is coming when you see the Rexhame mini-market.  Have fun - we did!
Jul 27th

Dog Parks in RI

By Jersey

DOG PARKS

OFFICIAL DOG PARKS- currently Open

BARRINGTON
Barrington Paw Park located behind the baseball fields on the western side of Haines Park. The dog park is open during regular park hours.

NEWPORT
Newport Dog Park
The City of Newport's off-leash park is located on Connell Highway at the base of the Pell Bridge (directly across the street from the Newport Playhouse). The park is free and open to the public from 6AM to 9PM. All dogs over 6 months of age must be licensed. For a map and driving directions from your location click here.

PROVIDENCE
Dexter Dog Park - in the west end of Providence at the Dexter Trainer Ground baseball field. Parade St.

PROVIDENCE
Gano St. Dog Park (NEW)
www.providencedogparkassociation.org
About 3/4 acre fenced in area. Double gated entry. Adjacent basketball courts are lit, so there is some light for night time use. No other amenities now, but we are working on raising money for shade, benches, dispensers, etc. Location: Gano Street, entry from Power Street or Fremont Street.

WARWICK
Warwick Dog Park
The fenced-in facility is 33,000 square feet and features a spacious grassy area, a shady tree-filled section and several fire hydrants for the city's four-legged residents. There is a small holding area adjacent to the main park gate, where residents can safely unleash and leash their dogs, as well as several benches and bleachers for pet owners to use while their pooches play.
Directions: Take a left on Asylum Avenue from Buttonwoods Avenue. Go to the end (residential area). You will see a big sign "Warwick City Park." Turn into the parking lot and take the main road down a while. Fenced in dog park is on the right.

UNOFFICIAL DOG PARKS

LINCOLN
Chase Farm, Lincoln-
This place is amazing and beautiful. There seems to be pockets of times when some officials will hide and wait to ticket off leash dogs but I have yet to experience this.

PROVIDENCE
India Pt. Park
in the winter is great fun. Summertime is too packed with kids so the dog people keep their distance but when it cools down you can find many dogs when the sun sets.

Rodger Williams Park -
I hear about lots of people visiting this spot.

Veezy St. - Providence, RI
Don't know the official name but it has become quite a local dog spot...but this one comes with lots of controversy with neighbors, walkers and police. Not sure if this should be recommended but it does exists.

Wanskuck Park Dog Park -
Prov. RI Located on Woodward Road, between Branch Avenue and Mineral Spring Avenue Open 24 hours. Fenced, benches, handicap access, trees, trashcans. Comments= a nice dirt walking path and a large open grassy area. Leash laws may be enforced so use at your own discretion. Fencing in disrepair and area is next to the street so use caution.

RICHMOND, RI
A large fenced in open area that dogs can go off leash. There is a small bench to sit while the dogs play. It is located next to the Richmond dog pound, just up the hill.

In the works:

Bristol Paw Park

Tiverton/Little Compton Dog Park