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West Hills County Park

West Hills County Park features two separate dog run areas for big and small dogs. Pet owners love this great fenced dog park with waste bags, easy parking, and plenty of room for playing. The park also offers picturesque, well-groomed nature trails, including the historic Walt Whitman Trail. Visit Website

Or call (631) 854-4423 or email scparks@suffolkcountyny.gov for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

West Hills County Park has received a rating of 3.5 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Courtney
    Aug. 29, 2021
    Not for me

    Since the park is fenced in, a lot of people don’t really pay attention to their dogs and a lot of rough play goes on, which is fine, but not when there’s 7 dogs on top of and crushing my poor dog. These are more wrestle oriented dogs, and my dog is more into playing chase. Brought my dog there once and she got dog piled constantly for the entire time I was over there, she also got growled at and almost bitten if she wasn’t fast enough to get away. Maybe it was an isolated event, but I don’t think I’ll ever be back. Don’t bring your dog to a dog park if you know they are aggressive.

  • Claire
    Feb. 16, 2019
    Excellent Park

    I’m an out of towner

  • Karen
    More than a year ago
    Room for all-out running and gleeful play.

    West Hills large dog park has reopened (Jan. 17). The large field and small wooded area make for a great doggy playground. Sure, there is a fee from Memorial Day-Labor Day, but if you plan your outing for after 4 pm, there is no fee. By and large, the dog owners are attentive to their pets, friendly to other dog parents and mindful of cleaning up after their pets. There are always exceptions anywhere. West Hills is one of the few dog parks nearby with enough running space for our high-strung pup.

  • Jayne
    More than a year ago
    Fee for park

    The $13 fee is only for weekends and holidays. On weekdays there is no fee. After 4pm on weekends there is also no fee.

  • Jayneuh
    More than a year ago
    Sweet Hollow Dog Park

    Although this park is a beautiful place to bring your dog, you might want to rethink taking your dog there. The dogs are off leach and are permitted to run in this huge fenced off area. There is no problem with the dogs, it's the owners that do not control their dogs is the problem. I was Hospitalized for a month after 3 dogs ran into me and broke 5 of my ribs. I needed major surgery repairing my ribs which had punctured my chest cavity into my lungs. I dont know the owners of these dogs responsible. Therefore I have no recourse of my $250,000 injuries that would have been covered by the owners homeowner insurance. My female dog is 40 lbs and the larger dogs mount her continually so she is always running away from them without this being a pleasant experience. By all means, try it out. It may be a positive experience for you and your dog. Make sure to stand by the fence or sit on the bleachersto avoid contact with larger dogs.

  • Ron
    More than a year ago

    It's a very nice place, just off a relatively quiet road, fenced in and surrounded by grassland and woods. There are usually other people there with dogs, so a gregarious dog can find company as well as a pleasantly green place to romp. Only problem is the price. During the dog-walking season --- the warm months --- it's $13 per visit of any duration without a pass. Buy a county parks pass, and it's still $8 per visit (in addition to purchase price of the pass). If you plan on going quite often, and/or letting your dog soak in the rays for a long time there, and/or going frequently to any of the other county parks, then the pass could be worthwhile. Otherwise, it seems fairly expensive to hang out for a few minutes on a patch of fenced-in lawn. A limited pass for the dog park alone, at a lower price, could be attractive for a person who's primary interest is simply in letting the dog have some outdoor exercise.

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