• 6 of The Best Dog Parks in Jersey City

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    As winter has come to an end, Hoboken and Jersey City pups and their paw-rents will soon start to “spring” out of hibernation, stretch their legs, and do some exploring around the Mile Square and Jersey City. Here are some great Jersey City dog parks to take your Hoboken or Jersey City pooch to — whether you’re visiting friends or exploring, these parks are pup approved. Read on to discover six of the best dog parks in Jersey City. 

    ^Spring time means more puppy pal play dates at the park. Ralph + his Frenchie friends just love the Hamilton Park Dog Run!

    Timulty Park Dog Run

    ^A furry friend stretching their legs at Timulty Park Dog Run! 

    Located in Jersey City Heights, at the corner of Ogden Avenue and Cuneo Place, the Timulty Park Dog Run is one of Jersey City’s newest dog parks. Featuring soft, paw-friendly turf, Timulty dog park only has one big run for dogs of all sizes. FYI, the park always has strict rules to ensure safety and happiness for pups and owners alike. Some of the rules are as follows: friendly dogs only, no more than three dogs per person, no balls/toys, and no strollers/bicycles.

    See More: A Guide to Picking Up Your Dog’s Sh*t in Hoboken {or Anywhere}

    Harborside Community Dog Park

    ^Hugo the Shiha approves! 

    Another one of Jersey City’s newest dog parks. Located at 185 Hudson Street {between Jersey City Urby and the Harborside 5 office complex}, this waterfront park features two dog parks and one for children. With a full-blown canine obstacle course and playground, doggy tunnel included, the park is sure to tire your pup out {in a good way}.

    Lincoln Park Dog Run

    ^Here’s to many puppy pool parties

    Hudson county’s largest dog park is located at West Park Drive and Lakeview Drive, Jersey City. With separate small and large dog runs, plenty of hiking and picnic areas, this park is a pup parent’s dream.

    Hamilton Park Dog Run

    ^A tired dog is a happy dog! 

    One of Jersey City’s premier parks for humans also has a great dog park. The park has a doggy water fountain, benches, and two separate dog runs.  Located in Historic Downtown Jersey City with a plethora of coffee shops and restaurants nearby, this park has it all.

    Read More: We Found 5 Hoboken Dogs Smaller Than a Benny Tudino’s Pizza Slice {And Have the Photos to Prove It}

    Van Vorst Park Dog Run

    ^There’s nothing like people watching at the park on a sunny day.

    Another beautiful park in Historic Downtown JC. The dog run is well maintained with dog waste bags and regularly landscaped. With Shakespeare in the park and farmers’ markets held at the park, Van Vorst offers something for every kind of pup parent.

    Have you been to one of these pet-approved dog parks? Let us know in the comments!


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    Will Ferman is a Hoboken photographer and writer. After attending the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan for two years, Will decided to pursue his true passion of working with animals. He has spent the last nine years working with dogs both in the dog care industry & as an animal advocate with rescue organizations. He truly enjoys caring for & photographing dogs. In 2017 Will started PUPARAZZI, a dog centric media project. Will is honored to be able to contribute to HobokenGirl.com and excited to tell the stories of Hoboken's furry friends.


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