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Doherty Park, Dog Park

Dog Park

Facility Information

839 Beekman Road
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: (845) 724-5300

Please be sure you list each dog in your household as a guest when you create your registration.

Dog Park Hours
Dawn to Dusk Mar. 1 - Dec. 1: Please note: if the main gate is locked feel free to park along driveway and walk your dog on a leash to the dog park

The Dog Park is closed for the winter from Dec. 1 to Mar. 1 as per Town Board Resolution 12:17:14 – 4
Rules to the Dog Park were updated by Town Board Resolution 02:17:16 - 5 instituting fees for the use of the Dog Park

Who Can Use the 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. Obtain Dog License from your Town Clerk:
a. Bring Shot Record to Town Clerk to get license
b. If you live in Beekman:
i. Town Clerk’s Office is at Town Hall, 4 Main St., Poughquag, NY
ii. Office hours M-Th, 8am-4:30pm
c. If you live elsewhere go to YOUR Town’s Clerk for license

3. Bring License from Town to Beekman Rec Office at 29 Rec Center Road and pay for Dog Park Membership:
a. Residents: $35 per dog
b. Non-residents: $70 per dog

  • Large Dog Park is designated for dogs over 25 Lbs.
  • Small Dog Park is designated for dogs under 25 Lbs.
  • All dogs using park MUST have a paid annual membership
  • All dogs must be licensed, vaccinated, and healthy
  • All persons possessing a dog in the park must be over 18
  • One dog per adult is permitted in the park
  • The adult must have photo ID and the dog’s license on their person
  • The dog must have a Dog Park membership tag on their collar
  • Owners are legally and financially responsible for their own pets
  • Owners must supervise and are responsible for their dogs and any injuries or damage caused by them
  • Owners will carry a leash for their dog at all times
  • All dogs must be leashed upon entering and exiting the Dog Park
  • All dogs must be off the leash while Inside the Dog Park
  • Dogs must be leashed while outside the Dog Park but still in Doherty Park
  • Owners will clean up their dog’s feces
  • No aggressive dogs are permitted
  • No dogs under 6 months are permitted
  • No dogs in heat are permitted
  • No food is permitted
  • No children are allowed in the Dog Park without adult supervision

Animal Problems
The Dutchess County SPCA is handling the Town of Beekman Animal Control Department
They can be reached at 845-204-9598