Off-Leash Dog Parks in New Jersey

There are few things in life a dog loves more than running off-leash with his canine comrades. No matter where you live or where you’re headed in New Jersey, we can help you find an off-leash dog park nearby. We’ll even give you the scoop on poop bag and water availability.

Pet Friendly Wolf Hill Dog Park - Oceanport NJ
Wolf Hill Dog Park - Oceanport NJ Wolf Hill is home to one of two Off-Leash Dog Areas operated by the Monmouth County Park System. This 4-acre area combines an area for dogs of all sizes as well as an area for smaller dogs weighing 35 lbs or less. Dog waste bags and garbage cans can be found in both dog areas, and there are portable toilets near the parking lot. There is no water source available at the site for dogs and owners, so you have to bring your own water bottles or jugs. See Details
Pet Friendly Vernon Off-Leash Dog Park
Vernon Off-Leash Dog Park Vernon Off-Leash Dog Park in Vernon, NJ occupies 2 acres of fenced grasslands. Visitors will find plenty of room for Fido to run and play, and shaded seating areas for pet owners. See Details
Patriot Lake Park Patriot Lake Park is home to a pet-friendly recreation space. This sandy dog park has tunnels to explore and two separate areas, one for large pups and another for small dogs. Dog owners are reminded to keep an eye on dogs playing and to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Timber Creek Pooch Park Timber Creek Pooch Park in Blackwood, NJ, is a 9-acre fenced dog park for off leash walking inside a 60 acre wooded park. Leashed dogs are allowed on the many paved trails throughout the area, and there is also a small lake they can swim in. The park also has playgrounds, restrooms, picnic tables and benches throughout. See Details
Barnegat Light Dog Park The Barnegat Light Dog Park is on the north end of New Jersey's Long Beach Island. The park has a dual function as ballfield and dog park with a double gated entrance. All dog park users MUST obtain a dog park gate entry card (“Paw Pass”) and a dog park tag. Passes are free for Barnegat Light residents and for non-residents the annual fee is $30 and the weekly fee is $10. Applications for the passes can be obtained at Borough Hall, the Beach Badge Booth (in-season) or on the Borough website. Proof of rabies must be shown, either with a rabies certificate or a current dog license.

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East Brunswick Dog Park at Heavenly Farms Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with water fountains, waste bags, separate small dog area and lights for night use. Open till 10pm. See Details
Wantage Dog Park Eight acres of fenced in land, this is the only dog park in Sussex County. See Details
Rosedale Dog Park Rosedale Dog Park is a five-acre dog park broken with separate areas for small and large dogs. The park features man-made hills and tunnels as well as agility jumps and a water fountain made for the dogs. The park has picnic tables and ample parking. See Details
Robert J. Miller Air Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes wide open and wooded areas as well as a separate section for small dogs. Registration at Parks Office required. See Details
Donaldson Park Dog Park This busy off-leash dog park is a great place to bring your pet to socialize. Fully fenced with benches, shade, and running water in season. See Details
Metuchen-Edison Community Dog Park Fenced dog park with benches, water fountains, trash receptacles, walking paths, and a paved parking area. See Details
Mercer County Bark Park This fun off-leash dog park is fully fenced and includes a separate small dog area, various ground covers, waste stations, and doggie water fountains. See Details
Leonia Dog Park/Lakeview Park This is a lovely dog friendly park with 2 picnic tables under an awning. There is a large area including a hill. There is water access and a metal bowl. There seems to be a conflict with some neighbors as there are signs across the street in front of PVT homes stating "stop unleashed dogs in the park". As long as you go during posted hours and limit the dog barking there seems to be no conflict. Many nice dogs and owners! I have px available but cannot figure out how to post them! See Details
James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park Dog Run Pets love the off-leash fun at this fenced dog park, which includes separate runs for different size pets, benches, water bowls, running water, donated toys, and waste bags. With a land area of 167 acres, James J. Braddock Park is one of the largest and most beautiful of Hudson County’s parks where leashed dogs are welcome outside of the dog run. The park is home to the 16-acre Woodcliff Lake and has an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline. See Details
Goffle Brook Park & Hawthorne Dog Run One of the newest and most popular features in Goffle Brook Park is the Hawthorne Dog Run. The Hawthorne Dog Run allows dogs the opportunity to run leash-free in a safe and contained area and their owners the chance to relax and enjoy some quality time with their dogs. Leashed dogs are also allowed to walk with their owners in Goffle Brook Park, located along Goffle Road, this 103-acre park is adjacent to the Goffle Brook. The northern section contains a duck pond, which is stocked with trout for fishing during the summer. The southern section of the park contains numerous athletic fields, an accessible playground, and picnic areas. The park is open daily 9am - 9pm. See Details
Cape May Dog Park Cape May Dog Park is a great pet-friendly recreation area. The park has a gazebo, toys, and a water source to cool hot dogs down when the sun is out. The park is double gated for easier entry and introduction. The City of Cape May Dog Park is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Dogs must have a dog park tag to enter the park. Only two dogs are permitted per person. Dogs must be leashed at all times except when within designated free run areas. All mess should be cleaned up by dog owners. See Details
Montville Township Dog Park You'll need to get a pass for this clean, secure, off-leash dog park in Montville. See Details
Nash Park Dog Park Located inside Nash Park, the Nash Park Dog Park in Clifton, NJ, offers plenty of green space for dogs to play and socialize. See Details
Newport Dog Run Newport Dog Run is a resident-only space where local dogs can play and socialize. The dog run is lined with faux grass and is fenced-in. It features lighting, benches, waste bags and trash bins. Dogs must be cleaned up after and leashed when entering and exiting the park. The Dog Run is not cleared of snow and ice during the winter months.

Newport Dog Run requires furry friends to be licensed by the Jersey City's Department of Health/Animal Control Bureau before their visit. Dog owners can obtain a resident tag and view a copy of the rules by visiting the Newport Residential Customer Service Office located at 20 River Drive.
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Hillcrest Park Hillcrest Park is pet-friendly. Bring your pooch along to enjoy the dog park located at Hillcrest. This fenced space welcomes pups to play off leash. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind and to keep an eye on pups while they play. The park is open every day of the week from 8am to 9pm. See Details
Alexander Ching Memorial Dog Park Fido will love playing with friends at dog-friendly Alexander Ching Memorial Dog Park, located in Holmdel, NJ. Completed in May 2021 and known simply as Alex's Paw Park, this is the ideal place to let Fido run off leash and play on pet-friendly apparatus in a large, secure area. See Details
Fort Lee Dog Park Fort Lee Dog Park is a pet-friendly park specifically for four-legged visitors to Fort Lee, NJ. Fido will enjoy running off leash in one of two enclosed areas which are allocated to large and small dogs. Owners can sit on a bench and watch their pups at play at this friendly neighborhood dog park. See Details
Brookdale Dog Park Brookdale Dog Park in Montclair, NJ, is a dog-friendly, fully fenced park located within Brookdale Park. The dog area features separate areas for large and small dogs, agility equipment, running water, waste bags, and gravel mulch. There is a limit of two dogs per person and no puppies under 4 months old. Dogs must be accompanied by an adult 15 years or older and no one under the age of 8 is permitted inside the off-leash area. Brookdale Park also has walking and running paths where Fido is welcome on a leash. See Details