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The Canine Commons dog park, located at Beaver Dam Park is open to Bedford residents with a yearly permit. A yearly park permit must be purchased in addition to your regular dog license and proof of rabies. The required dog park permit can be obtained at the Bedford Town Clerk’s Office, 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, or by appointment for Bedford residents if those hours don't work for you (call 666-4534).
Proof of current vaccinations must be provided.
Non-residents must provide proof of a valid NYS dog license from your municipality, in order to apply for a permit.
Please Note: The Town makes 50 permits available to non-residents. 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.
2015 Yearly Permit Fees
1st Dog ~ $45
2nd Dog ~ $25
3rd Dog ~ $20
Non-Residents ~ $125 per dog
Guest of Resident ~ $10 per day
Questions regarding Canine Commons Dog Park permits should be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office at 914-666-4534.
For more info visit the Town of Bedford website
If You See Something,
Dog Park users are encouraged to contact the Bedford Police if others do not follow the posted dog park rules. You can reach them at
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Pathway Project: Coating Blacktop Pathways Tennis Court Green
The Town has completed the pathway project and the dog park is once again open!
We owe a big "thank you" to the Town of Bedford: Supervisor Chris Burdick, the Town Board, and Recreation and Parks Superintendent Bill Heidepriem and his staff!
Did You Know That...
...for safety reasons, all dogs must be leashed when taken to and from your vehicle (Town ordinance/leash law);
...food can cause fights among the dogs and so should never be brought into
the dog park;
...dog parks provide crucial socialization and recreation experiences for your canine;
...the Town of Bedford does not pick up dog waste left by owners. PLEASE do your part and pick up after your dog!
Aren't we fortunate to have a place in Bedford where dogs can safely run free? Tell your dog-owning friends all about the park!
Poop On Your Shoes?
Don't Blame the Dogs!
Remember, the dogs can't pick up after themselves....that's why YOU are there!
The Town of Bedford DOES NOT pick up dog waste left by irresponsible dog owners. Please, if you see someone leaving a mess, say something to them before they leave. It is very simple to point out that we have a doggie bag waste system and that waste bags are there for use by all dog owners.
If you have any concerns about the breaking of posted dog park rules, we encourage you to call the Bedford Police at 914-241-3111.
Let's keep the dog park a clean and safe space for all dogs and their people. Thank You!
Our thanks to Rick Sanders of Sanders K-9 Training for his excellent presentation at our recent Dog Park event. Thanks also to Bill Heidepriem, Bedford's Recreation and Parks Superintendent, for his support of this program.
Rick Sanders, Master Dog Trainer, demonstrates with Louis
20 Foods a Dog
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Belly up to Jean's water bar!
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!
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