Top 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 are 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.

Timber Creek Park

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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.

Brookdale Dog Park

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This huge new dog park is fully fenced with a separate small dog area, agility equipment, running water, waste bags, and gravel mulch.

Freedom Dog Park

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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.

Veterans Memorial Park

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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.

Wantage Dog Park

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Eight acres of fenced in land, this is the only dog park in Sussex County.

Wolf Hill Dog Park - Oceanport NJ

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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.

Ocean County Dog Parks

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Spacious 4-acre fenced area with separate sections for large and small dogs. Permit is required before entering.

Barnegat Light Dog Park

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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.

West Milford Dog Park

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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.

East Brunswick Dog Park

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East Brunswick Dog Park has two separate fenced in areas, one for smaller dogs and one for larger dogs. Water fountains are available, as well as benches and shaded areas. Waste bags are also stored at numerous places to keep the park area clean at all times. The dog park is located within Thompson Park, so there is a lot to enjoy outside of the dog park, as long as dogs remain leashed. There are also numerous hiking trails, and play areas for kids.

Cooper River Dog Park

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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.

Mercer County Dog Park

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Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park, located on Old Trenton Road in Princeton.

Connolly Dog Park

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Your pet will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with separate small dog area, water fountain, waste bags, toys, benches, and shade.

Laurel Acres Dog Park

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This fenced, off-leash dog park is a great place for your pet to play, and includes a separate area for smaller pets. Be careful as it is known to get muddy.

Dog Park

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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.

Lewis Morris Dog Park

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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.

East Brunswick Dog Park at Heavenly Farms Park

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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.

Lincoln Park Dog Run

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This large, well-maintained, off-leash dog park includes a separate area for small dogs, and even has its own fire hydrant.

Tamaques Park

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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.

Mt. Olive Dog Park

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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!

Ridgewood Bark Park

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This fun off-leash dog park is located near a duck pond and playground. Fully fenced with separate small dog area, toys, and agility equipment.

Riverside County Park

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Riverside County Park has two double fenced area, one for large dogs and one for small dogs. It also has a water faucet, bowls and toys available for the dogs. There are park benches for the people to sit and trees for shade. Ice cream trucks and other vendors frequent the area as well.

Cameron Dog Park

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This Parsippany off-leash dog park is a rarely-crowded undiscovered gem.

Echo Lake Dog Park

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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.

PAWS Dog Run

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Basking Ridge residents may bring their pets to play off-leash at this small dog park.

Ocean City Dog Park

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Your pet will thank you for the off-leash exercise they get at this fenced dog park with separate small dog area, benches, water, waste bags, and keyed gate. Membership required.

Overpeck Park Dog Run

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There's plenty of room for your pet to play at this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes a separate area for small pets, benches, and plenty of shade.

Bay Shore Water Front Park

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Bring your pet for a scenic stroll at this lovely waterfront park. They're welcome if on-leash.

Bow Wow Park

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Bow Wow Park features two fenced in areas: One for dogs under 25lbs, the other for dogs over 25lbs. Each has an asphalt path down the center with stones on one side and grass on the other side.

Roxbury Dog Park at Emmans Park

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Bring your pet for a bit of off-leash exercise at this fenced dog park, which includes benches and pea gravel ground cover to reduce mud.

Terhune Park

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This large, grassy park is rarely crowded, and includes paths through natural, wooded areas. Pets are welcome to join you on-leash.

Pequannock Township Bark Park

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This lovely off-leash dog park is set in the lovely surroundings of Foothills Park and features separate areas for small and large dogs. All dogs must be registered. Non-residents are charged a 25 entrance fee.

Robert J. Miller Air Dog Park

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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.

South Mountain Dog Park

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This spacious dog park in Maplewood includes separate areas for large and small dogs.

Linden Dog Park

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KEEP YOUR DOGS IN SHAPE The Linden Dog Park is located between So. Wood Ave. and Lower Rd. next to the PAL baseball fields in Memorial Park. Cool drinking water is available. The Park has a fenced in area with lots of space to run.

Randolph Township Dog Park

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Pets will love to play at this well-maintained, fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes drinking water, obstacles, and a retired fire hydrant.

Wolf Hill Recreation Area

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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 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. At present, there is no water source available at the site for dogs and humans.

Colonial Dog Park

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There's plenty of room for your pet to play off-leash at this large, fenced dog park, which includes shade trees and grassy spaces.

Central Bark

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Located one block in from 22 east and Cramer Ave on Greenbrook Rd the park hosts two large seperated running areas you may choose from. The park is well shaded and maintained. The larger space has a small pavillion with two picnic tables and fresh water, gazebo and a sidewalk/track should you decide to get some excercise with your dog. The second space has no structures or people comforts on it , this space is great if your dog needs time to acclamate or burn off some steam before making new friends.

Donaldson Park Dog Park

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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.

Van Vorst Park Dog Run

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This off-leash dog park is known for being friendly and well taken care of. There are separate areas for large and small dogs.

Wood Dale County Park

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This lovely public park includes a designated area where your pet is welcome to run and play off-leash. Drinking water is available.

Howell Bark Park

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Fenced in, 2 sections, lots of trees, plenty of benches, trash cans and clean up bags.

Marlboro Dog Park at Municipal Complex

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Pets will love to run and play off-leash at this fenced dog park near the municipal complex.

Rosedale Dog Park

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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.

Leonia Dog Park/Lakeview Park

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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!

Mercer County Bark Park

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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.

Turkey Swamp Park

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This woodsy park is fully of easy-to-navigate trails for you and your on-leash pet to explore. Be careful as it does get muddy.

Nomahegan Park

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Dogs are allowed on leash at this park, however it is a regular park.

Tourne County Park

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Dogs are welcome on-leash at this Boonton public park with great picnic areas and lovely hiking trails.

Manalapan Dog Park

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Thompson Grove Park: Two fenced in area dog park, large and small area It is located in Manalapan

Hamilton Park Dog Runs

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Hamilton Park Dog Runs Park has off-leash areas for both small dogs (25 lbs and under) and big dogs.

North Bergen Dog Run

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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.

Thompson Park

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Fenced-in dog area located within this fabulous park. Areas are separated into small dogs and large dogs. Paved walking trails for owners and their animals too!

Rocky Top Dog Park

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Pets are welcome off-leash at this Kingston, NJ dog park.

Livingston Dog Park

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This lovely off-leash dog park includes drinking water, seating and shady areas. Nominal annual fee and up-to-date licensing required.

Tip Seaman Park

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The Tip Seaman Park is a dog park that only allows leashed dogs on the grounds.

Montville Township Dog Park

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You'll need to get a pass for this clean, secure, off-leash dog park in Montville.

Brookdale Dog Park

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Pet owners rave about this wonderful, fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes separate small dog area, drinking fountains, doggie washing station and agility equipment.

Miller Lane Dog Park

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Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash at this fenced-in Bedminster dog park.

Church Square Dog Run

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Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at this fenced dog park, which includes separate small dog area, water fountains, and benches.

North Brunswick Community Dog Park

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Bring your pet to run and play off-leash at this fenced North Brunswick dog park.

Watsessing Dog Park

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Pets love to run and play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes gravel ground cover to reduce mud as well as benches and water fountains.

Long Valley Dog Park

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Pets love the chance to socialize off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes agility equipment. Membership required.

Thompson Park Dog Park

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Off leash dog park separated into 2 fenced in areas one for large dogs and one for small dogs. Great park with plenty of shade from trees in the dog park and plenty of seating as well as nearby restrooms and water supply from well nearby. Also plenty of garbage containers and poop bag dispensers within this great spacious dog park.

Vernon Off-Leash Dog Park

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The Vernon off-leash dog park just opened this month on 2 acres of fenced in grasslands. Plenty of room for dogs to run and play. Sitting areas for humans and shade. Open to the public, no fees but donations are gladly accepted.

Pennington Park

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Two separate parks one for dogs 25lbs and under and one for dogs 25lbs and over. Both parks have water for dogs and gazebo with picnic tables for owners. There is also agility courses in both parks. The park is county run and there are lots of beautiful trails for walking all around.

Westvale Park

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Off leash park with small or large dog sections. Water, benches, little or no shade. Best part, the lights are on all night so while not technically open I've been there as last as midnight in winter. It's tricky to find. I use Harrington Ave to get there but you can use Sand Road too. Ask for the Department of Public Works or playing fields.

Donnelly Memorial Park Dog Run

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Fenced park with separate areas for large and small dogs, benches and shade trees, and amazing views of the Manhattan skyline.

Saddle River County Park- Wild Duck Pond

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Off leash, small and large dog sections. Well shaded, access to water. It is on opposite side of park from entrance. Parking is free but often you have to search or wait one to five minutes for a space.

Phillipsburg Dog Park

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Located within Delaware River Park. Two acre dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs. Benches provided. BYO water.

Maple Grange Community Park

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There are miles of trails for you to explore with your on-leash pet at this community park. They are not permitted on the fields made of synthetic grass.

Dog Wash Depot

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We know that dogs have sensitive skin. We are committed to giving your dog the best experience at grooming that we can. We want your pet to feel comfortable with us.We have a keen eye for safety and all dogs are handled with professional care in a loving, compassionate atmosphere.

Riverview Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome in Riverview Park, which is located on Broadway in Pennsville.

The Hungry Puppy Dog Park

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The Hungry Puppy, a pet food and supply retailer at 1288 Route 33, Howell, opened its Puppy Park, a safe environment where pet owners can being their dogs to socialize. The Hungry Puppy Park is a free park and is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Sundays. For information on the park and its events, call 732-938-4470.

Dream Park Gloucester County Dog Park

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The Dog Park has a water fountain, 2 gazebos, 4 dog waste stations, and 8 benches. The 2.5 acre area on the corner of High Hill and Birch Creek Roads in Logan Township features a Small Dog Park for dogs less than 25 pounds that is .5 acres; and a Large Dog Park that is one acre.

Veterans Memorial Park

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Small open park with grass and some trees, dogs are welcome but must be leashed. Waste bags are provided to pick up after them.

Gibbstown Dog Park

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This is a cute little dog park to allow Fido to run and play.

Metuchen-Edison Community Dog Park

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Fenced dog park with benches, water fountains, trash receptacles, walking paths, and a paved parking area.

Plainsboro Dog Park

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Small and Large sides, each with there own double gated entrance and a double gated entrance between the two sides. Water fountain inside the large side. No trees inside the dog park, very little shade until late evening.

Thompson dog park

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This is a large park with a off leash dog park, several walking paths, and a lake (if your dog is into that)

Nash Park Dog Park

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Located inside Nash Park, this new in 2016 dog park offers plenty of green space for dogs to play and socialize.

1600 Park

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Multi-use 2.1-acre athletic field with a separate dog run, restrooms, bleachers, and viewing hill.

Viaduct Dog Park

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This is a small fenced dog run that features a doggy water fountain and agility equipment.

Stevens Park Dog Run

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Community park offering a dog run plus a baseball field that's home to local Little League games.

Hammonton Dog Park

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With fences separating the big and smaller pups, Hammonton Dog Park is ready and waiting for dogs wanting to get their paws dirty. Dogs must be registered with the city to use the park. Open to residents and non-residents. Located behind Boyer Avenue Recreational Park.