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 Timber Creek Pooch Park
Timber Creek Pooch Park 9 acre fenced dog park for off leash walking inside a 60 acre wooded park. Leashed dogs are allowed on the many trails throughout the area. There is a small lake they can swim in. Playgrounds, restrooms, picnic tables and benches throughout. Paved trails also. See Details
Pet Friendly Brookdale Dog Park
Brookdale Dog Park This huge new dog park is fully fenced with a separate small dog area, agility equipment, running water, waste bags, and gravel mulch. See Details
Duke's Dog Run at Freedom Park This huge, 20-acre dog park is a great place for your pet to exercise off-leash. The park has benches, parking, and a creek for pets to splash in. Just keep in mind that the park is not fully fenced. See Details
Veterans Memorial Park This 333 acre park was built in honor of Hamilton's veterans in 1977. Approximately four miles of walking trails are sprinkled through wooded areas, and there are more than two miles of paved bicycle trails, intermittent picnic grounds, rest stops, athletic fields, a large lake, huge tennis complex and a dog park. The dog park has a well maintained, fenced-in, off-leash play area. There is a separate enclosure for large and small dogs with double-entry gates. Both areas offer agility equipment and obstacle courses, benches, poop bags and trash receptacles. A doggie water fountain is just outside the dog park entrance. Dogs on leash are welcome outside the dog park. See Details
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
Ocean County Dog Parks Spacious 4-acre fenced area with separate sections for large and small dogs. Permit is required before entering. The Ocean County Dog Park is open from 8am to 5pm. There is an annual fee of $5 per dog. See Details
Dog Park The Dog Park is located in the Sewaren section near Alvin P. Williams Park. It has two separate fenced areas, water fountains, benches, shade, gazebos, agility equipment, poop bags, trash cans, and parking. It's also near the water, so there is usually a nice breeze. 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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Mercer County Dog Park Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park, located on Old Trenton Road in Princeton. See Details
Wantage Dog Park Eight acres of fenced in land, this is the only dog park in Sussex County. See Details
South Mountain Dog Park This spacious dog park in Maplewood includes separate areas for large and small dogs. You and your pooch will also discover a number of agility courses to try out, for dogs, but you could have a go too if you want. All mess that dogs leave behind must be cleaned up after. See Details
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
West Milford Dog Park The West Milford Dog Park is located in Pequannock Feed and Pet Supply on Marshall Hill Rd in WM. The park is free, but donations will be gladly accepted to help maintain the property. This dog park is just about an acre big and has separate areas and entrances for large and small dogs. Water is available across the parking lot under the big sign that says "Water". There are some agility obstacles including tunnels, a jump, and an A-frame. The fence around the dog park varies between 5 and 6 feet tall (depending on the land) but is secure. The dog park is open during Pequannock Feed store hours only. Rules are posted. See Details
Lewis Morris Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with both macadam and grass areas. Waste bags are provided and there is a separate area for smaller pets. 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
Cooper River Dog Park Leashed dogs are welcome throughout Cooper River Park, and unleashed dogs are welcome to enjoy an off-leash romp in the Pooch Park. There is a separate small dog area, seasonal water fountains, benches, and lights for night use. See Details
Lincoln Park Dog Run This large, well-maintained, off-leash dog park includes a separate area for small dogs, and even has its own fire hydrant. See Details
Echo Lake Dog Park Pets love to roam free at this 3-acre fenced dog park, which includes a separate small dog area and benches for owners to relax on. See Details
Mt. Olive Dog Park Mt. Olive Dog Park is a nice, well maintained dog park operated by the Mt. Olive Parks department. It is part of Turkey Brook Park which includes lots of soccer, football and baseball fields, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, playgrounds, and walking paths. The dog park is in the back of the park and is fenced, with a separate area for smaller dogs and double gated entry. All dogs must be vaccinated and on leash until in the dog park. There are no toys allowed to prevent dominance. Baggies are available for clean up and there is no water available, so bring your own! See Details
Ocean City Dog Park Ocean City Dog Park is located at 45th Street and Haven Avenue. It is a membership dog park.

The Dog Park is an access-controlled, fenced-in, off-leash recreation area for dogs where well-behaved canine citizens can interact, exercise and play in a clean, safe and secure environment.

The 42,000-square-foot dog park with sandy soil ground cover has three separate areas: large dog area (dogs over 25 lbs), small dog area (dogs under 25 lbs) and dog run area for all dogs.

Park facilities include a double-gated entrance and unleash area with secure electronic locking gates, shared pavilion in small and large dog area with picnic table in each area, open shed shelters, sitting benches, water fountains for dogs and owners, "pooper scooper" dispensers and disposable bags, trash and recycling containers, several inoperable fire hydrants for doggie relief, interactive play equipment, a Port-a-Potty, free off-street parking lot and a designated handicap area.

Park hours are from 8 am to dusk, 7 days a week, year-round. Membership fees for Paw Passes vary; visitors are $10 per week, yearly memberships cost $30-$40.
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Tamaques Park Tamaques Park is a dog friendly park with a pond, small woods area, picnic area with built in grill, and a lot more. There's a lot of grass, several baseball fields, a tennis court, and jungle gyms as well. 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
Bay Shore Water Front Park Bring your pet for a scenic stroll at this lovely waterfront park. They're welcome if on-leash. See Details