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Dog Park
The Dog Park has re-opened for members in Phase 2:
Please adhere to 10 humans and dogs in each park, social distance of six feet or more.

Memberships must be purchased each calendar year.  To get a membership, please see the steps below.


The Dog Park opens based on weather and road conditions.

The  Dog Park open/closed status is emailed directly to Dog Park members and posted on the 2020 Members Only Beekman Dog Park at Doherty Facebook page found at the link.


Dog Park Hours
The Dog Park is open dawn to dusk based on weather and road conditions.
Notice is sent directly to Dog Park members

CDC guidelines as of 6/9/20
  • As of 6/9/20 these are the CDC Guidelines: Dog parks provide socialization and exercise for dogs, which is an important part of their well being.
  • Because there is a small risk that people with COVID-19 could spread it to animals, CDC recommends that you do not let pets interact with people outside of your household, especially in places with community spread of COVID-19. Therefore, you should consider avoiding dog parks or other places where large numbers of people and dogs gather.
  • Some areas are allowing dog parks to open. If you choose to go to a dog park, follow local guidelines. There are ways to reduce the risk of you or your dog getting infected with COVID-19 if you go to a dog park.
  • Do not take your dog to a dog park if you are sick or if you have recently been in close contact with a person with COVID-19.
  • Do not take your dog to a dog park if your dog is sick. Signs of sickness in dogs may include fever, coughing, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, lethargy, sneezing, discharge from the nose or eyes, vomiting, or diarrhea. and returned home (leashes, toys, water bowls).
  • Do not wipe or bathe your dog with chemical disinfectants, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or any other products not approved for animal use.

Who can use the Dog Park
  • Town of Beekman licensed dogs that are vaccinated and healthy and have a Beekman Dog Park Membership
  • Large Dog Park is designated for dogs over 25 Lbs
  • Small Dog Park is designated for dogs under 25 Lbs

Steps to get a Dog Park Membership
1. Ensure your dog’s shots are up to date

2. Make an appointment to bring Shot Record to YOUR Town Clerk to obtain Dog License :

    a. If you live in Beekman, the Town Clerk’s Office is at Town Hall, 4 Main St., Poughquag, NY and her hours are M-F, 9am-4pm(845-724-5300 x221)
    b.  If you live elsewhere go to your town's Clerk Office for Dog License


3. Make an appointment to bring License from the Town to Beekman Rec Office (845-227-5783) at 29 Rec Center Road and pay for Dog Park Membership:
a. Residents: $45 per dog
b. Non Residents: $90 per dog

Rules
  • Large Dog Park is designated for dogs over 25 Lbs.
  • Small Dog Park is designated for dogs under 25 Lbs.
  • Owners are legally and financially responsible for their own pets.
  • All Dogs must be licensed, up to date with vaccinations, and healthy.
  • All dogs using park MUST have a paid annual membership with the Town of Beekman Recreation Department.
  • To enter Dog Park, owners must have Photo ID on their person
  • To enter Dog Park, the dog must have on its collar, the current year’s Dog Park Membership Dog Tag
  • Members should only open the gate for themselves and their dog, not for anyone else, and not for any other dogs.
  • Dog Park is open weather and conditions permitting.
  • All dogs must be leashed upon entering and exiting the Dog Park and be off the leash while Inside the Dog Park.
  • Dogs must be leashed while outside the Dog Park but still in Doherty Park.
  • Owners must remain with their dogs at all times.
  • Owners will carry a leash for their dog at all times.
  • The Dog Park is open dawn to dusk when weather and environmental conditions are suitable.
  • The Town reserves the right to close the Dog Park due to any reason including, but not limited to, the weather, the road conditions, and large events.
  • When closed, a notice will be posted on the internet and an email blast will be sent to members.
  • In addition: when the gate to Doherty Park is closed, the Dog Park is closed.
  • Dogs are not permitted on sports fields at any time including when Dog Park is closed.
  • Only dog waste should be placed in the dog waste basket; all other trash should be placed in the larger pail outside the gates.
  • Owners may bring up to two dogs per adult into Dog Park, if adult can maintain control over both dogs.
  • Owners must supervise and are responsible for their dogs and any injuries or damage caused by them.
  • Owners must fill in any holes dug by their dogs prior to leaving the Dog Park.
  • Owners will clean up after their dogs.
  • No puppies under 6 months allowed.
  • No dogs in heat allowed.
  • No food, drinks or dog treats allowed in Dog Park.
  • No children under 18 are allowed in the Dog Park without adult supervision.
  • No aggressive dogs are permitted in the Dog Park.
  • If dogs get into an altercations, before leaving owners must exchange information including:
  • Dogs’ names and Dog Park Membership tag numbers
  • Adult first and last names, phone numbers and addresses
  • This information should be emailed to: recdirector@townofbeekmanny.us
  • Altercations may result in suspension of membership.
  • Anyone found to be violating rules will have their membership revoked.

Problems with dogs please notify both of the following:
  • The Town of Beekman Rec Department at 845-227-5783 or
  • the Rec Director at: recdirector@townofbeekmanny.us
  • If unable to reach the above, call John Anderson at the Dutchess County SPCA (contracted by the Town of Beekman to provide Animal Control services),
  • at 845-240-0169

Residency
*To be eligible for Town of Beekman resident discounts for programs, proof of residency is checked annually for all participants, including those who have previously been enrolled. We will check the tax rolls but depending on the outcome, you may be asked to provide:
1. Bills to your address, AND
2. Proof of identity in the form of a Government Issued Photo ID

Additional Forms and Files: Links:
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
  Must come to Rec Office
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Dog Park Permit 2020 
N/A  N/A  SuMTuWThFSa  01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

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$45.00 R, $90.00 NR
Anyone found to be violating rules will have their membership revoked.
• Bring current dog license to Rec Office to register
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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