Binghamton Dog Park is a public dog park located at the Cheri A. Lindsey Park in Binghamton, New York. In addition to the favored dog park, the Cheri A. Lindsey Park features playgrounds, basketball courts, a little league field, a swimming pool, picnic areas with tables and grills, and a skate park. Plus, the park is equipped with two large parking lots and public restrooms which makes it a convenient destination for a sunny day outside with the family.
Dogs are welcome inside the park and on the various walking trails, as long as they remain leashed - unless they are at the dog run. The dog park opened in September 2012. It is securely fenced and features everything you would want in a dog park. It has a double-gated entry system that prevents pooches from escaping and a smart layout that consists of two acres divided into two areas for dogs to roam around in without a leash.
One small doggie section and a large dog run – both of which are perfect for socialization, playtime, and exercise. The park’s surface is made up of woodchips, with some grassy areas around the fence. There is a single, large tree with a wooden bench under it in the off-leash area.
Although there are newly planted trees growing at the park, they don’t yet provide much shade. It is, therefore, suggested to pack a hat, some sunscreen and potentially a sun umbrella. The Binghamton Dog Park features agility obstacles that include a tunnel, hoops, poles, and barriers, ideal for dogs who enjoy a challenge.
Luckily, there are drinking fountains for the four-legged patrons to enjoy and benches for dog owners to sit back and relax on during playtime. Due to its size, the Binghamton Dog Park rarely feels crowded. However, if you have a timid dog or just one that prefers to sniff and explore – consider taking him on a leashed walk along the scenic paths that run around the park instead and stop by the dog run when it is less busy.