5 Woof-Worthy Dog Parks in NJ

Enjoy a day of exercise for Fido—and fun for all.

two dogs running
Enjoy the sunshine at a local dog park. Photo by Shutterstock

Looking for a fun day outside with Fido? Head to one these top-notch dog parks around the New Jersey.

Or, if you’re hoping to get some exercise along with your pooch, hit the trail on a dog-friendly hike, like the Watchung Reservation History Trail in Union County or Holmdel Park in Monmouth County.

Timber Creek Dog Park


Attention, nature-loving pet parents! This 9-acre dog park allows canines to roam off leash within a spacious, fenced area in the woods.
Chews Landing Road and Taylor Avenue

Goffle Brook Park Dog Run


Historic Goffle Brook Park features a fully fenced-in dog park within its 103 acres. Let your pet have some fun before taking in the park’s other offerings: meadows, paved walkways and a small duck pond, where leashed dogs can meander at your side.
675 Goffle Road, Hawthorne

East Brunswick Dog Park at Heavenly Farms

East Brunswick

The park features separate fenced-in spaces for large and small dogs, as well as separate grass and gravel sections. The grassy area is softer on dogs’ feet and is perfect for puppies. The gravel area is great for ball retrieval, especially on muddier days, keeping your canine clean for the ride home.
440 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick

Veterans Park


The 333-acre Veterans Park features trails, picnic grounds, a lake and, of course, a great dog park. The grass area features tunnels for pups to loop through, small fences to jump over and elevated inclination structures for dogs to work their muscles.
2206 Kuser Road, Hamilton

Church Square Dog Run


Tucked away from the center of Hoboken (but still walking distance from downtown) sits this popular dog park, with separate areas for large and small pooches. Lots of shade makes this spot ideal for the dog days of summer.
401-499 Willow Avenue, Hoboken

This article first appeared in the Spring/Summer 2022 edition of NorthStar VETS’ Pet Perspective magazine. Read the full issue digitally here.

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