New Dog Park To Serve As Neighborhood Attraction As Downtown Residential Growth Continues

November 29, 2017

The gates of the Olde English Downtown Dog Park are now officially open in Albany. The park serves as a significant neighborhood amenity as downtown’s residential base continues to grow, with 50 percent of its residential properties now welcoming pets. More than 650 downtown residential units have been completed or are currently under construction.

This major infrastructure project by the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District transformed an under-utilized portion of Wallenberg Park – a patch of green space bordered by North Pearl Street, Broadway, Clinton Avenue, and the 787 on-ramp at Orange Street – into an urban oasis for pups and their people. Featuring secure wrought-iron fencing, brand new benches, waste bag dispensers, and boulders for intrepid dogs to play on, the new park is brightened by a colorful mural from local artists Chip Fasciana and Mark Gregory. It’s one of just five true, enclosed dog parks in the City of Albany and the only one in downtown, serving as both a highly-desired neighborhood amenity and a destination for visitors. 

A partnership on the dog park aligned perfectly with the business plans and community spirit of The Olde English Pub & Pantry’s management team. The Olde English – located in the historic Quackenbush House building at 683 Broadway – is home to one of the Capital Region’s most pet-friendly patios, a fully-enclosed landscaped backyard. The Olde English Downtown Dog Park is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. The Downtown Albany BID has also placed new waste bag dispensers throughout downtown as part of its commitment to a dog-friendly neighborhood.