The Old Bethpage Village Restoration Dog Park is a serene dog run for you and your pup to relax, make friends, and enjoy the weather while sitting in the shade. The dog park is on the grounds of the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, a 19th-century living history museum that has a fee to enter; luckily, the dog park is free. The dog park has two fenced-in areas for off-leash-one for dogs over 30 pounds, one for dogs under 30 pounds.
The park is set in a quiet area, so you can sit and relax as you watch your pup get some playtime in. Water is provided for your pup through a filtered rainwater collection system that is eco-friendly. The ground is covered in wood-chips and dirt, and some tall trees provide excellent shade. If that is not enough protection from the sun or elements, you can stand under a small covering if it is raining.
There are also wooden benches to sit and relax on, which were donated by a local Boy Scout Troop. Like with all dog parks, make sure your pup is friendly and comfortable around other dogs. Do not bring any aggressive dogs to the dog park, and your dog should be able to respond to your command. If your dog has never been to a dog park, take him at a slow time so he can adjust to the new environment and is not overwhelmed.
Bring your own dog bags to clean up after your dog and dispose of it in one of the garbage cans on site. It's best to keep your dog healthy and up-to-date on vaccinations when taking him to any park. You can reach the dog run by going to the front entrance of Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Parking is free at the park, and there are bathrooms located in the main building to enter the living museum.