Editor's Note: As the Town of New Castle is preparing for a crackdown on unleashed dog activities in response to a town employee having been bitten by one, a summary of the existing laws has been posted on the town's website for people to read. Supervisor Susan Carpenter also provided an overview, noting the prohibitions, at the start of Monday's Town Board meeting. Below is the recap from the website).
NOTICE - The Town of New Castle is actively enforcing our Park laws including our leash laws in our Town Parks including Gedney Park.
Our Park rules include the following regulations:
- Dogs are NEVER permitted in playground areas
- Dogs are NEVER permitted on ball fields
- Dogs MUST be under voice and visual control at all times EVEN when off leash on the trails in our parks.
- No one may walk more than three dogs at any time in any of our Town Parks.
The complete Park rules are clearly posted in our parks and are available in their entirety on the Recreation and Parks section of our website. (click here or direct link)
We encourage the safe and responsible use of New Castle parks by all of our residents even our four legged ones! Park rules are in place for the safety of all who use our parks. Any person found in violation of our park rules will be issued a summons.