The Paw Park
500 Smith Rd Amherst, NY 14228
Amherst, New York - NY US
Size: 1 Acre
Hours: Dawn - Dusk
Fee: $0 (FREE) Donations are encouraged and always welcome
Organizing Body: Amherst Paw Park Association (APPA) Mike Rogers
Dog Park Description
Officially opening in September 2010
In December 2009, the Amherst Town Board unanimously approved Amherst, New YorkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first Off Leash Recreation Area (OLRA) for dogs and their owners. The Amherst Paw Park Association (APPA) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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 AmherstÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.The Paw Park, Report Error or Edit Dog Park Listing