The Paw Park

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500 Smith Rd Amherst, NY 14228
Amherst, New York - NY US
Size: 1 Acre
Surface: Grass
Hours: Dawn - Dusk
Fee: $0 (FREE) Donations are encouraged and always welcome
Organizing Body: Amherst Paw Park Association (APPA) Mike Rogers
501c: Registered
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Dog Park Description

Officially opening in September 2010
In December 2009, the Amherst Town Board unanimously approved Amherst, New York’s first Off Leash Recreation Area (OLRA) for dogs and their owners. The Amherst Paw Park Association (APPA) – through its affiliation with the Amherst Parks Foundation – is dedicated to raising the funds necessary to make the park a reality.

Thanks to the Town, we have approval to convert an unused portion of Amherst’s Municipal Complex on Smith Road (near the Compost Facility) into what is a growing phenomenon in the United States. Dog parks are designed to give dogs the exercise they need — off leash — in a controlled setting. The parks are particularly appealing to senior citizens and the disabled who otherwise do not have a place to exercise their beloved pets.

Our vision for the Amherst Paw Park includes a fenced-in, dedicated area that allows dogs to run and socialize while not infringing on the activities of joggers, cyclists, and other park users. The park will encourage interaction between dog owners and provide a setting to meet others with similar interests.

For additional information and links to other dog parks, log onto www.dogpark.com

For more information on contributing to APPA, please contact Mike Rogers at (716) 830-8853 or visit our donation page. Amherst Parks Foundation is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

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  1. autumn on said:

    People were nice. Dogs behaved. Balls & water avb for dogs. Separate area for small dogs if preferred.

  2. sue on said:

    Cant wait to check this out, just found about it. I live in Lockport and have been looking into getting a dog park here, but as usual everything takes forever to get done here!

  3. margaret on said:

    Went yesterday for the first time with my 5 mnh old german shepard puppy. Had a great time. Met a lot of nice people and realy nice dogs. Loved the park… then a husk male came in and was soo agresive we had to leave. That dog attacked alit of the dogs in the park…we left when he came after my dog…ill go again, but ill keep an eye out for that particular dog…the owner did not control his dog!

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