Paws Place in Ward Acres

The Department of Parks & Recreation has put a temporary pause on issuing Commercial Dog Walking Permits as we update our policies. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Please check back in the spring.

Permits for individual dog owners continue to be issued. 



A valid permit is required for all dogs entering Paws Place Dog Park. This ID must be carried at all times when in the park with your dog. Paws Place permits are valid on a rolling calendar year. For a complete list of rules, please see here

Permits may be obtained in the Parks and Recreation office daily from 8:30am - 4:00pm, or by emailing the following information to


  • Proof of Residence (Driver's License)
  • New York State Dog License, which can be obtained in The City Clerk's Office for New Rochelle residents. Non-residents should check with their local clerk's office.
  • Current proof of rabies vaccination
  • A clear photo of your dog, to be used for your permit


New Rochelle Residents: $50 per household

Non-residents: $100 per household

Resident Dog Walkers: Fees coming soon

Non-resident Dog Walkers: Fees coming soon

*All dogs entering the park with a dog walker must also have an individual permit issued to their owner. Dog Walkers are required to carry  both their Professional Dog Walkers' permit and the individual permit for each dog. 

Additional Information

For more information, please contact The Department of Parks and Recreation at 914-654-2087.