The dog park is OPEN
Always clean up after your dog.
Not only is it the right thing to do, you help prevent waste-borne diseases, which both people and dogs are susceptible to. This includes numerous parasites (worms) that are endemic in dog waste. Thank you!
Please use the new waste bag system and clean up for the safety and health of all dogs and their owners!
Click this link for a list of diseases carried by dog waste:
Visit the Canine Commons at
The Canine Commons dog park, located at Beaver Dam Park is open to Bedford residents with a yearly permit. A permit can be obtained at the Bedford Town Clerk’s Office, 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, 8:30 AM – 4:30PM Monday through Friday. Proof of current vaccination must be provided. If a non-resident, proof of a valid dog license from your municipality must also be provided.
Please Note: The Town makes a limited number of permits available to non-residents, as well. After the limit is reached the Town Clerk’s office will keep an active list of names of individuals who would like to be considered for non-resident permit opportunities in the future. A non resident waiting list form will be available at the Town Clerk’s Office for individuals to complete and submit for future consideration.
Questions regarding Canine Commons Dog Park permits should be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office at 666-4534.
For more info visit the Town of Bedford website
➩ Did You Know? Recent fence repairs and bench purchases, totaling more than $4,500, were funded by BDOG. Please consider a generous donation to BDOG and we'll keep these enhancements coming! ☺
Can we go to the Canine Commons now, please?
Who We Are:
Bedford Dog Owners Group, Inc. (BDOG), a non-profit corporation operating under 501(c)(3) status, is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the recreational opportunities and the lives of dogs and their owners. All of the programs and initiatives of Bedford D.O.G. are supported through membership fees and private donations. For many people, dogs are an integral part of their lives. Many dog owners enjoy outdoor activities with their dogs such as hiking and playing ball. They look for opportunities to socialize together with other owners and their dogs. Spending recreational time together, however, is greatly hindered when a dog must be kept on leash.
To lend support in the creation of a dog park in Bedford and to provide ongoing community assistance to maintain it as a recreational asset for the citizens of Bedford. To maintain a positive presence in the community, encourage community involvement, and recreation through the development of dog parks. Strengthen community values and compliance with canine laws by promoting dog access policies and responsible dog ownership. Support conservation of open land by containing the areas used for recreation by citizens with their dogs. Educate the community about responsible dog ownership.
Bedford Parks Staff Installs New Waste Collection Bag Systems
The Town of Bedford recently purchased two (2) new dog waste collection systems for the small and large enclosed areas at the Canine Commons at Beaver Dam Park.
The system purchased is the Dogipot Valet system which includes a 10-15 gallon waste receptacle with twin roll waste bag dispenser with a capacity of 400 user and environmentally friendly waste collection bags.
Our thanks to Bill Heidepriem and his Parks Department staff for this long-anitcipated improvement for keeping our park safe and clean.
Dog Treats are not permitted within the dog enclosures, as they can cause behavior problems in other dogs. Do not bring dog treats into the dog play areas. This is a standard guideline at all dog parks, for the safety and enjoyment of all park users. Thank you!
All dogs must be leashed when outside the fenced enclosures, especially upon arrival and exit to their cars. This is for the safety of all dogs and park users. BDOG will be reminding park users of this important procedure. Bring a leash for each dog!
We also remind park users to follow proper dog park etiquette. Dog Park Rules are posted at the entrance of each enclosure. You can also view them on this website by scrolling to the bottom of any page. Click on "Dog Park Rules."
Please respect the rules so that everyone may enjoy this wonderful facility. Thank you!
BDOG Addresses Longstanding Concerns with Town of Bedford
BDOG is increasingly concerned about policy and budget decisions made by those who seldom, if ever, use or visit the dog park.
BDOG's recommendations reflect the needs and desires of those whose taxes and fees pay for the park. We seek park user feedback on a regular basis and will be asking the Town to more carefully weigh our recommendations in future decision-making through a document presented to the Town leadership entitled: A Pathway Forward for 2013
BDOG Baseball Caps Are Back
Yours for a donation of $20 or more - see any Board member while at the park!
The new BDOG Baseball Cap
Please consider a generous tax-deductible donation to BDOG so that we may continue to enhance the park for dogs and their people.
Click on our "How to Help" page for more info
Look for our updated newsletter...coming soon!
Past IssuesVolume 2, Issue 3 (May 2008)