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City of Rye Police Department
Friday May 3rd, 2013 :: 05:21 p.m. EDT

Rye Town Park policy and the City Code require dogs be leashed in Rye Town Park. Please see link for full message

The Rye City Code requires that dogs must be leashed, when not on their owners’ premises, by a leash not more than eight feet long. The law applies to all public spaces, including Rye Town Park.

Although many residents and non-residents view Rye Town Park as a “dog park,” it is not, and the rights of non-dog owners to the use and enjoyment of the park must be respected. At this time of the year, warmer weather leads to greater use of the park by walkers, families, and children. Many are uncomfortable or fearful around dogs, and the potential for conflict between people and unrestrained pets increases. This past weekend, in fact, two small children were bitten by unleashed dogs.

The Town of Rye, the Rye Town Park Commission, and the Friends of Rye Town Park have asked that we assist in informing the public of their policy: dogs must be leashed in Rye Town Park. Warnings will be given to violators by park staff, and if necessary, summonses will be issued by the City of Rye Police Department.

We hope, however, that cooperation, voluntary compliance with the law, and mutual respect for the rights of both dog owners and non-owners to the safe use of their public spaces will allow all parties to enjoy this beautiful park during the season.

City of Rye Police Department
21 McCullough Pl
Rye, NY 10580

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 914-967-1234

Forest Avenue & Dearborn Avenue
Rye, NY 10580

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