The park was renovated in 2015, so the trees are still young, but do provide some shade. On a hot summer day, your dog can enjoy the water fountains and the breeze from the water. There's also a hose available if he wants to cool down after an afternoon of running. In the colder weather, bring an extra layer for yourself, and possibly Fido, to account for the breeze from the water. There are two sides to the park-one for small dogs under 25 pounds and one for dogs over 26 pounds. Each side has similar amenities.
You can rest your legs on one of the many benches throughout the park. If you forgot your dog poop bags, don't fret because they have some at the park. Also, there are several garbage cans for easy disposal. They also have rakes and shovels to help you cover any holes your dog may have dug.
The park is on the East side of the Bay Park near the ballfields. Dogs in Nassau County are not allowed in County Parks or Preserves, except in the dog-run designated areas, so please don't walk your dog through the Bay Park. Whenever you are outside the dog park, keep your dog on a leash. Make sure your dog wears his collar with tags and is up to date on his vaccinations and shots. If your dog is new to the doggie park social scene, it's best to go during a slow time of day. Bay Park Dog Run is usually busy around 4pm-7pm.