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Dog Parks in NJ


Here at, we are big dog lovers! We have just updated and revised this list on 2-23-18 to insure accuracy. The dog parks are listed by the region of NJ that they reside. To keep it simple, we have sectioned it off by northern, central and south Jersey.

Dog Parks in South New Jersey

Southern NJ
Country Haven Kennels 
27 W. Railroad Ave., Mt. Holly, NJ 08060

Country Haven Kennels Southern NJ Dog Parks "We treat your pets as if they were our own"
Bring your furry companion, large or small, to Country Haven Kennels, South Jersey's newest dog park. The dog park features a half an acre of fenced play space equipped with activities and obstacles for both large and small breed dogs. The owners of the facility aim to accommodate all breeds of dog and their owners. They welcome all social dogs to spend the afternoon running, sniffing, interacting and playing with other dogs of their size. Country Haven Kennels has designated times set for large and active dogs, smaller dogs, as well as a general time when all are welcome. Dog owners can also call the facility to set up private park time.

Memberships are available through the office. Upon signing up for use of the facility dog owners must present proof of rabies vaccine, membership paperwork and fees. Visit the website for specific rates as well as hours. Country Haven Kennels also offers grooming services and boarding options.

Open seven days a week!

Washington Township NJ

Washington Township Dog Park
Off of Park Avenue or Black Horse Pike

Washington Township's leashed dog park is located along the banks of Grenloch Lake at Ron Heck Memorial Park in Grenloch. The bucolic setting includes: rustic walking trails, a stoned covered parking area, a split-rail fence and large doggie pot waste containers outfitted with plastic disposal bags. The park can be accessed from Park Avenue or Black Horse Pike. It is open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm and patrolled by Township Park Rangers. All dogs visiting the park must be leashed, licensed and up to date on their vaccinations.

Manasquan Township NJ

Manasquan Inlet Beach
Manasquan Inlet - Third Ave
Dogs are only allowed on a leash at this beach! To get there, take Main St in Manasquan, over the bridge to Third Ave. make a right go all the way to the end and the beach is on the right hand side.

Berkeley Township NJ

Robert J Miller County Airpark
Route 530
Berkeley Township
Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poop bags, trees, parking, water, trashcans. Staffed; Annual fee of $20 per year for first dog, $10 per year for second dog.

Lakewood Township NJ

Ocean County Park Off-Leash Dog Area
Route 88 Lakewood NJ

Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poop bags, trees, parking, water, trashcans. Staffed; Annual fee of $20 per year for first dog, $10 per year for second dog.

Voorhees NJ

Connolly Park 
605 Centennial Blvd and Sheppard Rd
Very nice fenced in dog park with picnic tables, benches, trees. Small and large dog run!

Cherry Hill NJ

Pooch Park
North Park Drive

Pooch Park is located in Cooper River Park at the far easterly end of North Park Drive, in Cherry Hill. From Rt. 70 in Pennsauken, take the Cuthbert Boulevard South Jughandle. Turn onto North Park Drive behind the Hilton Hotel. North Park Drive ends at the dog park parking lot. There is plenty of parking. 2 separate enclosed areas, one for large  dogs and one for small dogs. Open daily from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Lighted at night.

Lincroft NJ

Thompson Park Dog Run
Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road
Fenced, benches, tables, handicap access, poop bags, parking, phones, restrooms, water and trashcans. This is Monmouth County's first 'legal' dog park. 1 1/4 acres, fully fenced.

Medford NJ

Freedom Park
Union Street, just off Main Street, across from Jones Rd.
Benches, parking, trees, restrooms, shelter, water, trash. Lovely creek for dogs to play in and drink from.

Dog Parks in Central New Jersey 

Monroe / Jamesburg NJ

Thompson Park Dog Park
1701 Perrineville Rd, Monroe Twp, NJ - (973) 371-9577 - Map

Large fenced in area with benches, poop bags, doggie water fountain and trees. Double entry gate and plenty of parking. Always plenty of friendly pet owners. There are two parks adjacent to each other, one for larger dogs and one for smaller dogs. There are also some nice trails behind the dog park with streams where you can walk your dog.


Franklin Township NJ

Colonial Park leash free Dog area
Mettlers Lane, Somerset NJ, 732-873-2695

Very large 3 acre park with double entry gate. Picnic table and parking. The leash-free dog area is located off of Mettlers Road and is accessed via the same driveway as the Spooky Brook Golf Maintenance area. 


West Windsor NJ

Mercer County Park
Old Trenton Road at Robbinsville Rd, West Windsor NJ, 609-448-1947
There's a new dog park located within the 2500 acre Mercer County Park in West Windsor on Rt. 571 in the recreation complex. It's nice, right behind the skateboarding park. Separate areas for large and small dogs

Highland Park NJ

Donaldson Park
South 3rd Ave. in Highland Park

Double gated entry, benches, water fountain for dogs, bags, grass & mulch & trees

East Brunswick NJ

East Brunswick Dog Park
Dunhams Corner Road (off of Cranbury Road)

Lights are on until 10pm! Two separate parks, one for small dogs and one for larger dogs. Has trash cans, bags for pick up, handicapped parking, trees, grass, gravel and a cutle little fire Hydrant.

North Brunswick

North Brunswick Dog Park
North Brunswick Community Park on Route 130 South, N. Brunswick NJ
The Dog Park is located at the North Brunswick Community Park on Route 130 South and is open from Sunrise to Sunset.

Lawrenceville NJ

Village Park Dog Park
Yeger Drive off Route 206

Low Fenced in area, parking, trashcans. Area is 80' by 150'. Surface is gray gravel. No water or poop bags. Located in Village Park, behind the Village Park Townhouses on Yeger Drive, off Route 206 across from the Lawrence Prep School. There is also another entrance is on Gordon Avenue.

Bernards Township NJ

Bernards Township Dog Park
War Memorial Athletic Field Complex on South Maple Avenue 908-630-5539
Good size park with double entry gate and parking

Flemington NJ

Hunterdon County Off-leash Dog area
1020 State Route 31, Lebanon, NJ 908-788-1158
The Hunterdon County Off-Leash Dog Area is open to the public from dawn to dusk, daily. The Hunterdon County Off-Leash Dog Area is located on Route 12 just west of the Route 12 Flemington Circle and adjacent to the Route 12 Hunterdon County Complex on Route 12.

Branchburg NJ

Ten Eyck Park
Route 28 in the North Branch section of Branchburg
Very small dog park with a double entry gate.

Plainsboro NJ

Plainsboro Township Dog park
Plainsboro Community Park on Scotts Corner Road 609-799-0099

One acre, fenced with double-gated entries Tall 6 ft. Fence, poop bags, parking, trashcans. parking, port-a-potty and benches.

Bedminster NJ

Bedminster Dog Park
River Road Park - Route 206 and River Road

Pretty good size fenced in dog park. Open Dawn to Dusk.

Dog Parks in Northern New Jersey 

Vernon NJ

The Vernon Off-Leash Dog Park
Rt. 517 North of Sammis Road, Vernon, NJ

The Vernon Off-Leash Dog Park is located on Rt. 517 North of Sammis Road, Vernon, NJ. The dog park is open to the public and there is no fee but donations are greatly appreciated! The Vernon Off-Leash Dog Park is 2 fenced-in acres of grasslands surrounded by trees.The Vernon Off-Leash Dog Park is truly located in a beautiful setting with plenty of room for your dog(s) to run around and play. Visit our website @ for more information. See dog park rules and get directions here. 
Northern NJ

Lyndhurst NJ

Riverside County Park /Joseph A. Carucci Area
Riverside Ave

An awesome off-leash dog run and playground is located in the Riverside County Park /Joseph A. Carucci Area on Riverside Avenue, Lyndhurst, N.J. The 4 foot high fully-fenced area is complete with safety gated entrance. There is ample parking near the dog run and there are trash cans in the enclosed area as well as benches for the two-legged guests.They now have a separate area for both big and small dogs. This is a great dog park to melt the time away with your loving pets.
Northern NJ

Mountainside NJ

Echo Lake Dog Park
Echo Lake Park, border of Mountainside and Westfield Ave
Access from Rt 22 West in Mountainside. Open dawn to dusk. Fenced, benches, poop bags, parking, trash cans. Clean modern restrooms are located in the main park a short walk away from the dog park. The park is just about 3 acres in size. The entrance to the Echo Lake dog park is accessible from either from Mountain or Springfield Avenues in Mountainside. The Dog Park is located in the center of the park.
Northern NJ

Maplewood/Millburn NJ

Essex County South Mountain Dog Park
Essex County South Mountain Reservation, Crest Drive,
A very nice dog park with two separate areas, one for big dogs and the other for small dogs. There are all sorts of slides and ramps for the dogs to play on and run across, and even water fountains especially for dogs, low to the ground. Entrance to Crest Drive is off of South Orange Avenue in South Orange. Open dawn to dusk.
Northern NJ

Livingston NJ

Livingston Dog Park 
East Hills Park, on Shrewsbury Drive, 8/10 mile south of East Mount Pleasant Ave.
The Livingston Dog Park has two distinct play areas. A small dog park allows dogs 25 pounds or lighter to socialize without being overwhelmed by larger dogs. The large dog park is available for dogs of all sizes. Both areas offer shade and benches. The large dog park has a water fountain which operates during frost free days. In addition, another feature of East Hills Park includes a 1 mile long wooded nature trail with fitness stations. Dogs are permitted on the nature trails but must be kept on a leash. DOGS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A LIVINGSTON DOG PARK PASS. DOG PARK PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE TOWNSHIP OF LIVINGSTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT. FINES ARE ISSUED FOR NON COMPLIANCE.
Northern NJ

Morristown NJ

Lewis Morris Park
270 Mendham Road Morristown, NJ
Located in Lewis Morris County Park in Moristown, NJ. The Lewis Morris dog park is a beautiful off-leash Dog Park. The dog park is open from 9 a.m. to sunset. The Lewis Morris County park is one of the nicest places to take your dog in Northern NJ.
Northern NJ

Mahwah NJ

Ramapo Valley County Reservation
Route 202 (2 miles South of Rt. 17) Mahwah NJ (Bergen County) - 201-336-7284
Although there is no official dog park at the Ramapo Valley County Reservation, it is a great place to bring dogs to explore the wooded hillsides of this park. "The Ramapo Reservation," located in Mahwah, is a 3,313-acre park located in Bergen County. Visitors love to stroll around Scarlet Oak Pond or to MacMillan Reservoir with their dogs. Dogs must be kept on leashes at all times. There are plenty of challenging trails on the eastern side of the Ramapo Mountains.The park offers mountain fishing, hiking, a pond and a scenic waterfall. Ramapo Reservation was dedicated as a wilderness area that permits visitors to bring dogs provided that they are held on a 6ft. leash at all times.
Northern NJ

Cedar Grove NJ

Cedar Grove Mills Reservation

Normal Avenue at Reservoir Drive
(Near Montclair State College)
Trees, parking, trashcans. More than 5 miles of trails - nice, quiet park in the heart of the country. Dogs must be leashed.
Northern NJ

Montville NJ

Montville Dog Park

Changebridge Rd., Montville, NJ
The Montville dog park is located off Changebridge Road at KramerRoadin Pine Brook. There are separate areas for larger and smaller dogs. Dogs of residents and non-residents are able to enjoy the park for a nominal fee. Dogs are not allowed to use the dog park without a valid Dog Park Pass.
Northern NJ

Randolph NJ

Randolph Dog Park
Millbrook Avenue next to the Municipal Building, Randolph, NJ, 973-989-7050
Several trails in this area include Brundage Park, Carrell Road (between Center Grove and Millbrook). Poop bags and disposal cans are available on the trail. Dogs are welcome on the trails but must be on-leash.

Bayonne NJ

Sirius Dog Park
1st Street Park - 1st street and Kennedy Blvd, Bayonne NJ
Fenced, benches, tables, poop bags, trees, parking, phones, restrooms, trashcans. Not much grass so it can get a bit dusty.
Northern NJ

Wallington NJ

Samuel Nelkin County Park
Rose Street, Wallington NJ
2 separate fenced in areas for smaller and larger dogs.
Northern NJ

Woodcliff Lake NJ

Wood Dale County Park
Prospect Ave, Woodcliff Lake
Fenced in off-leash dog park.
Northern NJ

Fort Lee NJ

Henry Hoebel area
Overpeck County Park, Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ
Bergen County's largest recreational venue is the New Overpeck County Park covering over 805 acres. A great dog park with a separate areas for both smaller and larger dogs.
Northern NJ

Hawthorne NJ

Goffle Park Dog Run
Goffle Road
Regular Park Hours are from Dawn to Dusk. Fenced, benches, parking, restrooms, water
Northern NJ

Ridgewood NJ

Wild Duck Pond
1100 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450
2 separate fenced in areas for smaller and larger dogs.
Northern NJ
Hoboken NJ

Church Square Park Dog Run
4th & 5th between Willow and Garden
Open 24 hours. Fenced, benches, tables, handicap, trees, lights, water, trash
Northern NJ

Hoboken NJ

Elysian Park Dog Run
Elysian Park 10th Street and Hudson Street
Fenced in area.
Northern NJ

Secaucus NJ

Secaucus Animal Park
Steven's Park - 4th Street and Hudson Street
Fenced in area, poop bags
Northern NJ

Bloomfield NJ

Watsessing Park Dog Park
Glenwood Avenue, off Bloomfield Avenue
Fenced, benches, doggy water fountains, double gated entry. You can get there by taking the Garden State Parkway to Bloomfield Avenue Exit for Bloomfield NJ. Follow Bloomfield Avenue west about 2 blocks to Glenwood Avenue South. Park is a few blocks south on Glenwood.
Northern NJ

Bloomfield NJ/Montclair

Essex County Brookdale Park Dog Park
Bellevue Avenue in Bloomfield NJ
Access from Bellevue Avenue in Bloomfield or Grove Street in Montclair. Parking is available inside Essex County Brookdale Park. Open November 1st to March 31st from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 1st to October 31st from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Northern NJ

Leonia NJ

Overpeck County Park Dog Run
Fort Lee Road, Leonia NJ 201-336-7275
There is an off-leash dog run area in Overpeck County Park.
Northern NJ

Jersey City NJ

Dog Park
Grand Street just west of Jersey Avenue. 
Not far from Liberty State Park.
Northern NJ

Jersey City NJ

Dog Park
Montgomery Street just west of Grove Street
Near the Majestic Theater
Northern NJ

Dogs and Beach access in New Jersey
Did you know that almost every Beach in New Jersey allows dogs off-season? The dogs must leashed. Please call the municipality before hand and double check before heading down the shore with your pet.

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NJ Dog Parks

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