Capital Hills is closed, which is to say, it's open

capital hills 2012-11-18

Capital Hills, Albany's municipal golf course, recently closed for the year -- which means it's open for dog walking, people walking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sledding, and other various winter stuff.

It's a beautiful piece of land. And if you've never walked through the old course on a snowy day, it's worth doing so this winter.

It is also one of the best places around to walk a dog because the dogs are allowed to go off leash. But here's the thing, dog people: you have to take responsibility for your dog. If Spot doesn't play well with others, you have to keep him under control. And you gotta pick up the poop. That might seem obvious, but already this past weekend there was left-behind poop. That's wrong -- and you're ruining it for everyone else.

If you're not clear about whether you should be picking up poop during the winter, here is a helpful flowchart to guide your decision making.

Happy walking.

Find It

Capital Hills
65 O'Neil Road
Albany, NY 12208

Comments

Off leash dogs and unclaimed poop seem to go hand in hand (hmmm...maybe "hand in hand" isn't the best phrase for this issue).

Ohhh, I've golfed as late as the first week in December around here. I say "no closing" till the first measurable snow fall!

"But here's the thing, dog people: you have to take responsibility for your dog."

I think there's a few dogs who need to take their owner out for a daily walk.

Yes, please pick up your poop -- there are garbage cans all over the place.

Don't worry about the deer poop; the dogs will take care of that.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

39th Annual Photography Regional Select Show

We got a chance this week to stop in at the 39th Annual Photography Regional Select Show at the Albany Center Gallery. It displays works... (more)

The Capital Region is growing very slowly -- which is better than many other parts of the state

The population of the Albany metro area was up slightly in 2016 compared to the year before, according to new Census Bureau estimates out this... (more)

Updates: 3Fish Coffee, 288 Lark Street

Quick updates on a couple of Lark Street-area storefronts... 3Fish Coffee The new cafe next to the Downtube on Madison Ave across from Washington Park... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

OK, March is still doing its lion thing, but it's spring and it's the weekend -- two things to be happy about. After the jump,... (more)

Morning Blend

American Health Care Act + A spokesman for Elise Stefanik said Thursday evening she's still undecided about how to vote on the American Health Care... (more)

Recent Comments

I was very negative about the road diet when it was announced but I really love it and am excited to see it continue all the way to Lark. I eat my words!

Updates: 3Fish Coffee, 288 Lark Street

...has 3 comments, most recently from Chris Miles

The Capital Region is growing very slowly -- which is better than many other parts of the state

...has 1 comment, most recently from Jamie

The ghost of Eva Tanguay

...has 19 comments, most recently from PianoPlayerMalcolm

Drawing: Tickets for John Mayer at TU Center + a gift card for Ama Cocina

...has 105 comments, most recently from Steve G

Central Warehouse

...has 59 comments, most recently from Bobbi