Rent safe and private dog water parks hosted by locals in Albany, New York

Sniffspot's private dog parks are the best way to exercise your dog. We have the best variety and the best priced dog parks anywhere!

Popular private dog water parks near Albany, New York

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Why rent private dog water parks in Albany, New York?
FeaturesSniffspotPublic park
Designed for private play
Rentable by the hour
Off leash options
Very large and/or fully fenced options
Pricing$5 - $15 per dog per hourFree
How do Albany's private dog water parks work?

Private rentals by the hour

Our hosts are locals that are renting their yards and private land to dog owners

Trust and safety first

Spots are designed for safety and both hosts and guests are reviewed after each visit

No other dogs during your visits

Only you and your dogs are allowed to enter a spot during the time you've booked it

Reactive dogs welcome

Many of the spots we list are designed with sensitive dogs in mind

Monthly memberships

Many of our dog parks have the option to access member-only benefits with a fixed monthly price

What people say about dog water parks around Albany, New York

Caroline G.
August 2021
Most magical place ever!!! Property is amazing! The ponds are awesome, one even has a dock for dogs to jump off and the trails are great for the dogs! Everything was incredible!
Gratia R.
April 2021
Loved this spot again, the swimming and the trails are a blast for my dog. Fair warning, I’ve pulled 7 ticks off him so far, even being on two tick preventions, so be sure to check your dog and yourself!
Brooke L.
November 2020
This property is absolutely gorgeous and my dog loved it! Such nice trails, and so much to sniff! I will definitely bring my dog here again
Gratia R.
August 2020
We had a blast here!! There is so much to explore and the hosts are so friendly. Our dog got to swim and run and play. We walked on the trails and then had time for him to swim afterwards. The lake is so clean. We will 100% be back, such a great find to get our dog out of the city for a few hours. 
Bonnie P.
April 2020
This place is amazing! My dogs and I had a great time. There are lots of nicely maintained trails to walk and space for the dogs to run. The host is great and was so nice to meet us on our visit and explain the property to us.
Bronagh D.
February 2023
Great spot! Very quiet and peaceful. My dog loved sniffing all of the animal tracks and running along the trails. There are a couple of places that go right by the road—we didn’t have an issue and walked all of the trails including those areas, but they’re easy to avoid if you’re concerned. My dog found a coyote carcass in the middle of the property, so there’s definitely wildlife around! We didn’t run into any ATVs
Michaela R.
February 2023
This was my first time visiting a SniffSpot. It was wonderful. As other reviews have stated, there is a section of the atv paths that go near the road. But there are plenty of paths that don't go near the road too. I visited in the winter and didn't see another human or any animals. I did see plenty of deer tracks in the snow though. The majority of this SniffSpot is tree lined so my dogs naturally stayed within the boundary dispite there being no fence. I spent an hour here and there were plenty of paths to occupy that whole time without backtracking. I'll definitely be going back again.
Megan S.
November 2022
Beautiful area! There were ATVs when we visited and the people there were super friendly. Had a wonderful time and would come back again!
Anne B.
October 2022
George's 40 Acre Unfenced Dog Park is a vast, tranquil space allowing a long walk my Australian Cattle Dog, Medika. Her recall is relaxed at this point, whereby "COME" is a suggestion in her highly independent assessment rather than a command. We begin training soon to correct this, but for now and moving forward this is an optimal setting for multiple reasons. Foremost, Medika can run, explore, dig & ramble to her heart's content. The entire area is interconnected trails, with wide open fields, a pond, tall grass, forest, hills & valleys throughout: a physical workout for you & your pup. One trail parallels briefly with the public road, but all other trails lead well inside the interior. No ATVs were present during our visit. For me, it was a quiet, meditative ramble well worth the drive from downtown Albany. A second visit is already booked: its a place we'll enjoy throughout the year!
Kate W.
October 2022
Great piece of land for the dogs to explore. Easy to find. Didn't see anyone on ATVs while we were there.
Bonnie P.
October 2022
A great space, with lots of nice trails. We saw quite a few people out on ATVs as forewarned we would, but otherwise nice a quiet. The dogs had a blast.
Cara F.
September 2022
This is a great spot for off leash training and field work. There is a pond for swimming and water retrieves. There are fields with low cover and some with higher cover. I really enjoyed my first visit and look forward to going back.
Jill R.
September 2022
My pup had a great time running along the ATV trails and fields! We saw a few people in the parking lot when we got there and were leaving, but did not run into anyone on the trails.
Joy M.
September 2022
Very accommodating. Dogs had a blast, beautiful scenery. ATV trails through property but it's so large we didn't see another soul. Great spot!
Jennifer K.
September 2023
Beautiful place! This was our first time at a Sniffspot so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was a bit confused about how to navigate the ground/map but Alana answered my question promptly. We wandered around the grounds a bit (the cows said hello) and then went back into the fully fenced in area. We went in the evening, and my dog Rory was thrilled that for the first time ever he got to chase a deer without me telling him to “leave it” or quickly recall him (the deer jumped the fence, Rory did not/could not)! I did a good tick-check afterwards and was pleasantly surprised to not find any. Some parts of the grounds were a bit soggy after all the rain, but Rory certainly didn’t mind and I brought a change of socks and shoes for the ride home. The stream was also convenient for a quick dog-rinse before getting in the car. Thanks again for allowing us to use your land
Alexis M.
September 2023
Beautiful property. We stayed mostly in the fenced in area (our coonhound loved being off leash without us having to worry too much about recall). We ventured off onto some paths and found a lovely stream where he could swim a little. Alana was so great, and supplied poop bags, tennis balls, paper towels, etc. The fields were pretty wet (to be expected with recent weather) and there was quite a bit of animal poop (also to be expected with it being a farm) But overall we had a great time, I would totally recommend letting your pup explore here!
Mersiha A.
September 2023
We had such a great time exploring! The premise is exactly as described and the landscape is beautiful and grounding. We can’t wait to go back:)
Jessica S.
August 2023
this was our very first sniffspot and it was amazing! my boy rudy had a wonderful time exploring all the new sights and smells, as well as swimming in the stream (his favorite thing to do)! this was such a wonderfully enriching activity for both of us. the fenced area is very large and seems secure as long as your pup won't readily jump the 4-foot height. there's a lot going on in there including field-type area, a marshy section, and wooded areas, as well as some trees near the gate for nice shade. the stream is extremely accessible, and it was very clear where to park and which sections are available for exploring. alana was also very kind and quick to answer a few questions i had. she also let me know ahead of time that due to the rain lately, some of the grass was a bit high. this was perfectly fine for us as my boy really loved running through it and rolling in it! thank you!!
Ali M.
July 2023
Our 2 dogs had a blast! They loved exploring and having so much open space to run. We will absolutely bring them back here.
Katie M.
June 2023
Beautiful place to explore. We stayed in the fenced area with our dog and his two best friends. They loved running freely (and rolling in poop, lol). We appreciated the paper towels provided. There was a tiny baby deer in the pasture — fortunately it was a faster runner than the dogs! Just something to be aware of.

What other types of private dog parks are available?

Fully fenced dog parks
Very popular choice, perfect to contain your dogs if they are escape artists or if they are not good at recall.
Dog hiking trails
Some of our best spots have hiking trails in wonderful natural settings.
Dog agility parks
Some hosts have implemented full agility courses to train your dogs in a private environment.
Dog fields
Many of the listed spots are large pastures, fields and have farm animals that can be sighted.
Dog beaches
Some spots are conveniently located by the sea or have sand and other beach features.
Indoor dog parks
A good alternative to do activities with your dogs on a rainy day and unpleasant weather in general.
Small dog parks
Dog parks that specifically work for the needs of dogs that are smaller in size.

FAQ about our Albany dog water parks

Are dog water parks safe?
While public dog parks have a number of safety issues, such as aggressive dogs, disease transmission and general cleanliness, Sniffspot dog parks are much safer than public dog parks. With Sniffspot all bookings are private for just you and dogs you bring with you and we require all dogs to be vaccinated (or have equivalent titers). All Sniffspot locations are vetted and reviewed by guests so you can find the perfect place for you and your dog. 93% of reviews on Sniffspot visits are 5 stars.
If you are worried about whether you can have an enjoyable water experience, just know that it is possible to have peace of mind when visiting dog waterparks by following basic safety guidelines. Some great ways to stay safe around water with your dog include learning canine CPR and keep an eye on your dog at all times to ensure they are not distressed. You can learn more about safety around water here.
How can I find the best dog water parks in Albany?
There are 9 dog water parks in the Albany area. The most popular dog water park is Garden Oasis Private Dog Park In Clifton Park. You can browse all of our dog water parks here.
How do I know if a dog water park works for my dog?
Start by applying basic filters, such as fencing and distractions, to find a dog park that works for your dog. If your dog doesn't have good recall, you can visit one of our fully fenced dog water parks. If your dog is reactive to other dogs, you can visit one of our dog water parks where there are no dogs audible or visible nearby. Make sure to review the amenities of the spot to see what kind of water features are offered to make sure it works for your dog. If your dog is not a strong swimmer, then perhaps choose a dog water park with tamer water features rather than a river or beach, for instance. We also recommend reading reviews and reaching out to the host with any questions, and of course, checking water park hours.
What are the requirements to bring my dog to a Sniffspot water park?
We require that all dogs have basic vaccinations or equivalent titers. We do not allow dogs with a bite history. We require that guests sign our waiver and agree to follow our safety rules. Additionally, we recommend following our water safety guidelines.
Will there be other dogs at the Sniffspot water park at the same time as me?
Sniffspot only allows one booking at a time and any host dogs are required to be kept away from the spot during visits. We also enforce 30 min time buffers between bookings.
How much do Sniffspot dog water parks cost?
Dog water parks in the Albany area range from $10 and $10. The least expensive dog water park is Garden Oasis Private Dog Park In Clifton Park. The most expensive dog water park is Garden Oasis Private Dog Park In Clifton Park. Each host sets their own price, so you can check the price on the specific Sniffspot dog park listing.
Can I have an event or party at a dog water park?
If you are planning an amazing dog water park party, each Sniffspot water park has their own rules regarding special events. Many water parks allow doggie birthday parties, training and other event types. Event organizers need to be responsible for their guests and event organizers should coordinate with the host regarding their fun party.
What are the coolest doggie water features available?
Sniffspot dog water parks can have a variety of features, everything from swimming pools to rivers to beaches to hoses and kiddie pools. If you are dreaming of a curtain of water, water tunnels, a ball pit pool, water slide ball pits, splash pools or other cool features, you can definitely find amazing features at Sniffspot dog water parks. Each water park is different, so check the details of the park to find the incredible dog water park of your dreams.

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