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5 Parks Near Your Dog-Friendly Apartment in Albany, NY

Looking for an apartment can be tough. Factor in a pet and the process is bound to get even harder. With so many things to consider, including location, amenities, and budget the last thing you want to have to worry about is can your furry friend come along.

At Abraxas at 90 Strate Street, you don’t have to worry! Our pet-friendly apartments in Albany allow 2 pets per apartment and are perfectly located near a variety of dog-friendly restaurants, breweries, attractions, and of course – parks! Here are 5 of our favorites to check out on your next walk.

Olde English Downtown Dog Park

Located just 10 minutes from our luxury apartment building the Olde English Downtown Dog Park can be found at the intersections of Clinton Ave, Broadway, and N. Pearl Street. Open dawn to dusk year-round, this grassy and fenced-in area offers pups the perfect opportunity to run and socialize off-leash.

This park is free for all to use. Owners must remain in the park while their dog is playing and must clean up after their pets. Waste bags are available on-site!

Washington Park

A short drive or 20-minute walk from Abraxas, Washington Park is the largest in the area, coming in at just over 81 acres. Though Washington Park has no officially sanctioned dog park, dogs are surely welcome here. On sunny days many owners and their four-legged friends can be found walking and playing throughout the park. Though leash laws are in effect throughout the park, there are a few large fields where off-leash play is common. If your dog cannot play nicely it is encouraged to keep them on-leash. 

Washington Park is open year-round. May-October the park is open from sunrise-11 pm, and November-April the part is open from sunrise-10 pm. Please clean up after your dogs.

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is the newest urban development in the city of Albany, sporting 68 acres of community space including baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, a new community pool and splash pad, playgrounds, and of course – dog-friendly areas. With open green spaces and several leashed walking trails, this hilly park is sure to give your pup the exercise they need. 

Lincoln Park is open from sunrise to sunset, year-round. Please clean up after your dogs.

Corning Preserve

Get your fill of waterfront views at Corning Preserve! This park near our Albany apartments connects with the Mohawk-Hudson Bike Trail, a paved bike path loop that runs 2.8 miles through the preserve.

The property also features the Corning Preserve Public Boat Launch for pups that favor the water. Kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and more are available for rent at the launch. Or launch your own, free of charge.

Thatcher State Park

The Indian Ladder Trail at Thatcher State Park sure packs a punch. Not only is it dog friendly, but for a short distance of 1 mile you are rewarded with stunning views of the limestone cliffs and valley, peeks behind waterfalls, caves (where you may just catch a view of the bats), and more! While on the trail dogs must remain on leash. 

While Indian Ladder is the most popular trail in the park, there are also 25 additional miles of hiking to be explored at Thatcher! Just 30 minutes from Abraxas, this park is perfect for adventurous dogs and owners.

The John Boyd Thatcher State Park is open year-round but note that Indian Ladder Train is open approximately from May-November each year, depending on conditions. There is a $6 vehicle fee when entering the parking area and the trail is open between 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 

Rent Pet-Friendly Apartments in Albany, NY

Living in a dog-friendly apartment in Albany, NY means adventure is never far from your and your furry friends! Read our pet policies to learn more about our pet-friendly apartments or contact us with any questions you have!