The Bethlehem Dog Park is an off-leash dog park in Bethlehem, New York and is located in the city's Elm Avenue Park. Dogs cannot be taken into any other part of Elm Avenue Park, and owners need to make their way to the off-leash area directly from their vehicle.
Parking is strictly prohibited on the access road to the dog park which is Delmar Bypass or on any other road nearby. Owners must park their vehicles in the pay and ride lot which is next to the dog park. Before using this dog park in Bethlehem, owners need to acquire a permit from the Town Clerk's Office at Bethlehem Town Hall.
Production of a current license and distemper vaccination certificate are required when making the application. Permits cost $30 a year. But no matter what date they're issued during the twelve calendar months, all permits expire on December 31st. There is a fifty percent reduction in price for permits purchased after the 1st of October and for pet owners above the age of sixty-two.
There's no fee for service dogs, therapy dogs or pups in training for that type of work, but they do still need to register to be issued the dog park tag. The lucky pups of Bethlehem have one and a half acres of fenced in ground to play in at this dog park. Top pooch comportment is expected from every dog which means being nice and sociable to all the other dogs in the off-leash area and no constant barking.
Any misdemeanor could result in a reprimand from the Animal Control Officer who supervises the park. The worse case scenario would be for pup and parent to be fined or to be sent home. Not scooping poop is seen as a major violation of the dog park rules. It's a simple thing to do which helps keep the park free from bacteria, and it's an easily fulfilled obligation when all the equipment is to hand in the off-leash areas.