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Nassua Humane Society's Dog Park Summer Hours

Jun 12, 2015 02:00AM
The Nassau Humane Society's Dog Park began its summer hours on June 1. They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our local dog park is considered one of the top 12 dog parks in the country! These days great dog parks have more and more to offer, including separate areas for large and small dogs, dog runs, tunnels, real and artificial turf, and agility equipment.

But there is one feature that blows all of the others out of the water. Did I say water? Water as in splash pads, bone-shaped lakes and pools, spray rings, and spouting hydrants. Most dogs love water, some can learn to love it, and others only tolerate or despise it.

For the canines who can learn to enjoy water, there is no better way for them to cool off and have fun, especially in parts of the country that experience 90-plus temperatures during the hottest months of the year.

Locally, we are fortunate to have the beach and a number of other natural water-play options, but with many of the beaches not allowing off-leash play, it’s great to see dog parks with water play being built around the country. For more information about the Nassau Humane Society's Dog Park and its membership, visit