Pups living in the city of Albany have it made, as the city has four dog parks for them to roam! The Department of General Services Dog Park is one of these fenced-in off-leash areas just for dogs. You can find this puptastic play space right on Erie Boulevard, and just north of the I-90 bridge overpass and Huck Finn’s Warehouse. A small parking area right on site.
The Department of General Services Dog Park has a double-gated entry, which allows you to enter and exit the premises without fear of letting other pups out. Once you're past the gates, you can take off the leash and let your pup go wild! This park comprises of one large fenced in area, so little doggos should be comfortable roaming with the big dogs. While your furry bestie romps with canine friends, you can relax on a bench or picnic table, or even in the shaded gazebo. Always stay in the fenced in area with your dog, and always within sight.
The park also features a spigot with running water and bowls for thirsty pups. Plastic pools are sometimes also provided for dogs to splash in, pawfect for those hot summer days. The park is mostly comprised of grass, although it can get a little muddy when it rains, so a towel to dry off with can be helpful.
Be sure to bring clean-up bags and always pick up whatever your pup leaves behind. To avoid any conflicts, owners need to ensure their pups are current on all vaccinations and well-behaved when approaching other animals. If your doggo doesn't want to play nice, the park asks that you take them out of the park.
Your favorite canine is going to love the Department of General Services Dog Park to socialize with the other pups, chill out in the grass, or splash in the plastic pools!