A Guide to Dog Parks in Hoboken

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With the warm weather upon us in Hoboken, dogs and their owners are eager to get outside, enjoy the sunshine, and play with other furry friends. This is especially true for those who have recently adopted a puppy during the pandemic, and want to socialize their new pup. Luckily, there are a handful of dog parks that are paw-fect for pooches of all shapes and sizes in the Mile High Square. Read on for a list of dog parks in Hoboken that are broken down by type of grass, busiest and quietest times, and more.

Viaduct Park Dog Park | 1333 Madison Street

Viaduct Park Dog Park

The Uptown Hoboken dog park is an ideal spot for dog meetups with larger groups as it’s a very spacious area.

  • – Type of grass: Turf & Asphalt 
  • – Water available: Yes
  • – Poop bags: Yes
  • – Busiest times: Saturday & Sunday afternoon
  • – Quietest times: Early weekday mornings
  • – Obstacles: Yes
  • – Little dog park: No

Church Square Park | 401-449 Willow Avenue

This well-maintained park is great for all dogs and even caters to smaller dogs, with a separate area created just for them. 

  • – Type of grass: Turf
  • – Water available: Yes
  • – Poop bags: Yes
  • – Busiest times: Weekday & Weekend afternoons
  • – Quietest times: Early mornings
  • – Little dog park: Yes 

Stevens Park | Hudson Street

Stevens Park is an optimal spot for kids, adults, and pups, providing something to make everyone happy. The dog walk itself overlooks the beautiful city skyline and has a well-kept area for pups. 

  • – Type of grass: Turf
  • – Water available: Yes
  • – Poop bags: Yes
  • – Busiest times: Weekends
  • – Quietest times: Weekday mornings
  • – Little dog park: No

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Southwest Park | 58 Jackson Street

This aptly-named park is both Southwestern in location, as it is in the southwestern tip of Hoboken, and in design, as its main feature is the variety of artificial rocks perfect for pups to climb. It is an excellent area for pups to run as it is safe from traffic and kept clean.

  • – Type of grass: Concrete & rock
  • – Water available: Yes
  • – Poop bags: Yes
  • – Busiest times: Saturday & Sunday mid-day
  • – Quietest times: Weekday mornings
  • – Little dog park: No

Shipyard Dog Park

hoboken shipyard dog park

The Shipyard Park is located by the Hudson River in Uptown Hoboken. Shipyard Dog Park provides amazing views of the City skyline, making it a great place for dogs to play and socialize with one another. 

  • – Type of grass: Turf
  • – Water available: No
  • – Poop bags: Yes
  • – Busiest times: Saturday & Sunday late morning and afternoon 
  • – Quietest times: Weekdays, evenings
  • – Little dog park: No

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Maxwell Dog Park | Elysian Park, 65 10th Street

Maxwell Dog Park is always well-maintained with a turf element, poop bags and an “awe factor” view of the water. The park was recently upgraded last year to include new benches, fencing, waste stations and a water fountain. 

  • – Type of grass: Turf
  • – Water available: Yes
  • – Poop bags: Yes
  • – Busiest times: Saturday & Sunday mid-day
  • – Quietest times: Early mornings 
  • – Little dog park: No

Elysian Park Dog Run | 1001 Hudson Street

Elysian Park

(Photo credit: City of Hoboken)

This is a wonderful dog run in Elysian Park, offering lots of shade for pups, with exceptional views and a convenient location. The park will be updated in early Summer 2021, so stay on the lookout for new features. 

  • – Type of grass: Rock
  • – Water available: No
  • – Poop bags: Yes
  • – Busiest times: Afternoons
  • – Quietest times: Early mornings
  • – Little dog park: No

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Jenny is a proud Jersey girl raised in Monmouth County, who currently resides in Uptown Hoboken. She works as a Client Services Director in NYC and has a passion for event planning, acting, and writing. Jenny left the Garden State to attend Manhattan College and lived in NYC before returning back to Jersey. In her spare time, you can find her walking along the water taking endless pictures of the city skyline, or eating all of the pizza Hoboken has to offer.