Two dogs playing on the beach
This is a scanned picture of a video clip taken at the dog park, so apologies for the bad quality. I'll post a new one asap.
Having a great time with our dogs!
Having a great time with our dogs!
Amazing dog-park for our girls :)
Two friends having fun in the water
Two friends having fun in the sand.
Playing in the water
Two dogs playing on the beach
This is a scanned picture of a video clip taken at the dog park, so apologies for the bad quality. I'll post a new one asap.

Description

This is a pleasant dog park with plenty of shade and a water fountain for both dogs and humans. There are balls to chase, plenty of mulch to dig in, and time out pens (just in case)! There are two separate areas at the park -- one for smaller dogs and a bigger one for large dogs. Both have shaded seating areas for humans, some 'play equipment' to entertain dogs and a concrete path for walking on (handy if you need to bring a stroller or are in a wheelchair). Sometimes there is a paddling pool so your canine friend can cool off. There is a hose in the smaller park and both parks have plenty of plastic baggies to encourage people to pick up after their pet.

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

West Orange Dog Park has received a rating of 3.4 out of 5 bones by 11 dog owners on BringFido.

  • May. 25, 2019
    Everyday Park

    Nice large park. Always has toys for dogs to play with. Very clean. Usually more people go in the morning until noon or after 4:30pm. It does not have a lake as the photo shows. But it has little plastic pools so the dogs can cool down. Really like this one. Also, I go there everyday for like an year now, never had fleas or ticks issue.

  • Nov. 18, 2018
    Don't recommend

    Never been but pass this place almost every single day. Place looks awful, I never see anybody there, except for highschoolers when they try to get home. There is one park near this one, going towards the YMCA and the neighborhood near the highway bridge. Instead of turning to go under the bridge or the highschool, go straight. Super green and has lots of shade/trees there!!!

  • Jul. 05, 2018
    we love this park

    This park is wonderful. Tons of trees keep is cool so both dog and human can enjoy on the hot days. There is a child pool, and our group loves to use it. We have informal corgi meet ups at least once a month. Majority of the time, folks follow the rules on what size dog can go where. You do a have a few exception,, like all parks. The large dog park, is very large so plenty of room to play. Parking is perfect and the park is well maintained.

  • More than one year ago.
    Dr. Tobie Stark approved

    Very clean and well kept dog park. There are two fenced in areas, one for small and one for large dogs. They have a large clear path for running, a side walk, balls, frisbees, tug toys, kiddie pool with hose, and a little tunnel for the dogs. Plenty of shaded areas along with benches and picnic tables. There is only mulch (which I prefer personally).

  • More than one year ago.
    Great place to bring the furbabies

    I visited here for my first time today. It was a well kept park, clean, and my 2 girls were clean when they left. There's multiple tables with chairs, plenty of shade, a water fountain with bowls, and a dog bath that none of the small dogs were interested in. I could see the big dogs on the other side of the fence having a great time in their bath though. The people I encountered there in the small dog enclosure were pleasant. There were several big dogs and little dogs at the park so your doggies will have company. I could see there was a small puppy around 17 lb in the big dog enclosure that shouldn't have been over there getting trampled on the way it was. The park has ample parking. Only drawback is there's no bathroom facilities. Make sure everyone goes before you get there!

  • More than one year ago.
    Aggressive dogs

    We visited this park for the second time and for the second time our dog was attacked at the gate by aggressive dogs. Most were well behaved, but some owners here don't seem to care if their dog is acting aggressively (not just barking and certainly not in play, but literally attacking, knocking other dogs to the ground while barking and snarling at them). It's a real shame, since the park is decent and many owners are considerate. But twice now we've left, and have talked with other owners who have also left, due to the aggressive behavior. We'll try again in the cooler months and come during the day when, hopefully most people will be working. What a shame. It could be a nice place, but who wants to risk their dog's safety because some owners ignore the rule requiring them to remove their dog if it becomes aggressive.

  • More than one year ago.
    nope

    took my australian shepherd here. he had a great time at the park playing until he got fleas........

  • More than one year ago.
    Well Maintained!

    My 8 month pit has been coming here since he was 10 weeks old. He knows most of the regulars and looks forward to the newbies. The park is alway well stocked with bag and empty trash cans. Lots of activities including a tunnel and jump. Mulch ground makes dust storms unavoidable however, it is re-mulched on a regular basis. Only complaint -- bugs get bad at dusk

  • More than one year ago.
    Wishing for grass!

    Nice park and close to home. I only wished instead of wood chips, there was grass for my dogs to run on.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great most of the time

    I love this park as it's close enough to take my dog before or after work. They have watering stations, benches and covered picnic tables. I've been taking my 7-month old pup there for 2 months now and she LOVES it and every dog in there. Most dogs and people are regulars but every once in a while someone comes in with an aggressive dog that makes everyone else leave. Or a mom thinks it's a good idea to let her 2-yr old kid run through the middle of the park screaming. I think the "rules" sign needs to be posted a bit more prominantly along with a "bring you child at your own risk" warning as well as a hotline for repeated offenders who bring aggressive dogs and think it's ok. It would also be nice to have a "hose off" station near the parking lot as well as a few shallow pools in the park for dogs that like water. Over all, convenielty located and most people and dogs are really nice.

  • More than one year ago.
    fun fun fun

    The large dog park is really not very large BUT, saying that, when the dogs arrive, how much fun! The same dogs tend to come yet there are new guys who join in too ... and they run and chase and pile up. The people walk around and talk about .. wha else? their dogs! My old guy is left alone to wander on his own. The young gal can't wait for her "regular" friends ... watching all the dogs at the gate to greet the new comers is fantastic.
    Plenty of bags available and trash cans for disposal. The only thing I don't like is the mulch surface -- tends to generate mosquitos more than a nice grassy area - which, of course, would be dust in no time with all the activity.

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Traveler Photos

We've dug up 8 pictures of dogs at West Orange Dog Park for you below. Enjoy!

Pool time
super cute
Nice people!
great park!
Picnic Benches
Corgi love the pool
The gang meeting new friends
Meeting new friends
 

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