I don't think there's a "dog area" at Lenox Park. I think the whole park is open to dogs on leash only (although I have seen some off leash in the lake). they also have the stands with bags. I haven't had a problem with dog poop at all at Lenox. It's the duck/geese poop on the sidewalks and near the lake that is sometimes an issue. But sh!t happens , I just check the area I plan to put the kids in first, or put them on the pavement.