City plans reopening of popular dog park


In a move that is sure to get plenty of tail-wagging approval, the city is now accepting applications for its popular Dog Park which is scheduled to reopen Monday, May 3.

Applications can be downloaded from the Recreation Department page on the City of Rome website at

The park had been closed since the start of last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the recent decline of new cases and the numbers of vaccinated individuals growing by the day, local officials have begun the process of reopening parks and other facilities to the public, including the dog park.

The annual fee for Rome taxpayers is $50, and the fee is $75 for non-residents.

The dog park, located at the intersection of Cypress Street and Roser Terrace, is designed to permit dogs to get exercise and socialization, and its mission “is to support and foster a leash-free, clean and protected area for exercise, socialization and education of both owners and their canine partners,” according to the city’s website.

Completed applications can be returned by mail to the Parks & Recreation Office located at Rome City Hall, 198 N. Washington St., Suite 2B, Rome, N.Y. 13440 or dropped-off in the night-drop box located in the front of City Hall.

Contact the office with any questions or concerns at 315-339-7654. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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