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7 Awesome Off-leash Dog parks in Rochester, NY (2023 Update): Places to Run Free

Gregory Iacono

By Gregory Iacono

Dog running in the park

Rochester, NY, the 3rd-largest metro area in the Empire State, is also one of the finest. The reasons why are extensive, including the quality of schools, the low crime rate, and (mostly) agreeable weather. More than that, Rochester offers a rare blend of natural and man-made resources that genuinely make living and working here enjoyable. That enjoyment also extends to your canine family members, as Rochester offers seven excellent, off-leash dog parks for them to enjoy and meet new furry friends.

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The 7 Off-leash Dog Parks in Rochester, NY

1. Better Together Dog Park and Bar

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“613 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609
๐Ÿ• Open Times: Wednesday to Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday to Sunday from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: $15.00 for 1st dog, $7.00 for each additional dog
๐Ÿ• Off-Leash: Yes
  • Paid indoor dog park linked to a local bar with food and beverages
  • Temperature-controlled
  • Lots of accessories and agility setups for your dogs to enjoy
  • Large and small dogs are together
  • The bar offers annual passes
  • Proof of your dogโ€™s vaccinations is required on your 1st visit

2. Cobbs Hill Dog Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“476 Norris Dr, Rochester, NY 14610
๐Ÿ• Open Times: Dusk to dawn year-round
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: One-time annual fee of $24.ย  (4 parks included)
๐Ÿ• Off-Leash: Yes
  • Dog park with separate sections for big and small dogs
  • Lots of shade trees to stay cool on hot days
  • Several benches around the park to sit and watch your pups play
  • Registration and paid membership are required to use the park
  • Water and waste bags are provided

3. Ellison Dog Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“Rochester, NY 14625 (Inside Ellison Park)
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Sunday
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: One-time annual fee of $24.ย  (4 parks included)
๐Ÿ• Off-Leash: Yes
  • Three areas for small, medium, and larger dogs to enjoy and socialize safely
  • Registration and paid membership are required to use the park
  • Water and waste bags are provided by the park
  • The 1-time annual fee of $24.00 covers four parks and dog parks
  • Pond for the dogs to play in and splash around

4. Greece Canal Dog Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“241 Elmgrove Rd, Rochester, NY 14626
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 6:00 am to 11:00 pm Monday through Sunday
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: One-time annual fee of $24.ย  (4 parks included)
๐Ÿ• Off-Leash: Yes
  • I-acre dog park with an area sectioned off for small dogs
  • Registration and paid membership are required
  • The 1-time annual fee of $24.00 covers four parks and dog parks
  • No trees, so thereโ€™s very little shade on hot days
  • The annual fee must be paid even if you visit the park only once
  • Water and waste bags are provided by the park

5. Lookup Park Dog Park (aka Henrietta Dog park)

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“3850 E Henrietta Rd, Henrietta, NY 14467
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 6:30 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Sunday
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: One-time annual fee of $24.ย  (4 parks included)
๐Ÿ• Off-Leash: Yes
  • Split into two sections for small and larger dogs
  • Registration and paid membership are required to use the park
  • There is agility equipment provided
  • Plenty of shade and seating areas for pet parents
  • The annual membership fee must be paid even if you visit the park only once
  • Waste bags and water are provided
  • There are a couple of beaches on the small dog side for them to splash around

6. Pittsford Dog Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“34 East St, Pittsford, NY 14534
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Sunday
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: One-time annual fee of $24.ย  (4 parks included)
๐Ÿ• Off-Leash: Yes
  • Fully fenced-in dog park with a section for small and large dogs
  • Water and waste stations are provided
  • Wash station for dogs also if they get dirty
  • The yearly fee ($24.00) is also good for Ellison Dog Park, Greece Canal Dog Park, Sweden Dog Park, and Henrietta Dog Park.
  • Picnic tables and benches provided for pet parents
  • Canine agility equipment is provided

7. Sweden Dog Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“4752 Redman Rd, Brockport, NY 14420
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Sunday
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: One-time annual fee of $24.ย  (4 parks included)
๐Ÿ• Off-Leash: Yes
  • Located in Sweden Town park
  • Large county park with a dog park inside
  • Water and waste station provided in the park
  • A swimming pond is provided for pups to splash and play
  • Area is fully fenced in but not separated, so big and small dogs are together
  • The yearly fee ($24.00) is also good for Ellison Dog Park, Greece Canal Dog Park, Sweden Dog Park, and Henrietta Dog Park.

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Final Thoughts

While there are only seven off-leash dog parks in Rochester, all of them are very well-kept and provide many amenities. Monroe County, where Rochester is located, charges an annual $25.00 fee per dog to use any of their dog parks. If you want to go for a single day or the entire year, you need to register your dog(s), prove theyโ€™ve been vaccinated, and pay the fees. If you donโ€™t, you could face some stiff fines. All things considered, if you live in Rochester and take your dogs to the park regularly; we think youโ€™ll agree that the fees are quite fair.

See Also:ย 10 Amazing Off-Leash Dog Parks in Buffalo NY


Featured Image Credit: Aleksandr Tarlรตkov, Pixabay

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