Best Dog Parks Near Piscataway, NJ
Dog owners love to spoil their pets—buying them Christmas presents, giving them loads of treats, taking them on vacations, and even buying them clothes. Because canine owners also enjoy watching their fur babies romp and play with other pups, dog parks have become a popular feature in many communities. Some real estate experts believe that dog parks may even have a positive impact on housing values. Pups and their owners in Piscataway are lucky to have these six excellent dog parks within easy driving distance from their single-family homes and condos.
Central Bark Park
In Green Brook Township, Central Bark Park has two large fenced-in areas where canines can romp to their heart's content. The larger side has a pavilion with benches and a recently refurbished gazebo. The smaller side also has benches and a picnic table, so there are plenty of places for owners to rest while their pets play and make new friends.
Both well-shaded areas have a water faucet and bowls available. However, owners need to bring water in the winter months because the faucets turn off during this time.
Free doggy waste bags are also available at Central Bark Park. The footing in both areas is mostly dirt with some patches of grass. Central Bark Park is about 15 minutes from Piscataway.
Southside Dog Park
The Southside Dog Park contains two areas, one for dogs 25 pounds and under and another for larger canines. The footing is partly gravel and partly grass. In 2017, an Eagle Scout built a play structure for the pups.
While the park gets primarily favorable reviews from pet owners, many have noted it has very little shade. Southside Dog Park does, however, have benches where pet owners can rest while their pups go for a romp. Pet waste bags are also available.
This park, which is open every day from dawn to dusk, is approximately 10 minutes away from Piscataway.
Donaldson Dog Park
Donaldson Park is an 81-acre riverfront park in Middlesex County with an off-leash dog area divided into two fully fenced sections. One area is for larger pups, while the other is for canines 25 pounds or less. These well-maintained and clean off-leash areas boast several amenities, including poop bags, benches, and bathrooms for humans. Donaldson Dog Park also provides water fountains for humans and dogs. Both areas employ a two-gate system to prevent escapes.
Middlesex County prohibits children under eight years of age from being in the off-leash dog parks. Children who are eight years and older can be in the off-leash areas if an adult closely supervises them. There is also a limit of two dogs per person in the off-leash areas. The park is open from dawn to dusk every day and is about 20 minutes or eight miles from Piscataway.
Colonial Dog Park
The canines and their owners of Somerset County let county officials know they wanted a dog park. The Somerset County Park commission responded by building them a leash-free dog area in Colonial Park. A one-acre section for canines 25 pounds and under and two larger areas for big dogs are available.
Colonial Dog Park has free doggy waste bags, but owners need to bring a bowl and water for their pups. The park also lacks benches, so owners who prefer to sit should bring a chair. There is a limit of two dogs per person. Children under eight are not allowed in the dog park, and an adult must accompany older children.
Colonial Park is about 15 minutes and seven miles away from Piscataway. To access the dog park, pet owners should use the Spooky Brook Golf Maintenance area's driveway.
Metuchen-Edison Community Dog Park
Built on parkland owned by the Township of Edison, the Metuchen-Edison Community Dog Park is five acres of fun for pups. It offers an area for small breeds 25 pounds and under and one for larger dogs. Both sections have double-gated entries to prevent canines from escaping. There is also a playground adjacent to the dog park, which is very convenient for pet owners with kids.
This dog park has benches and a covered area for owners, as well as poop bags. There are also canine water fountains and bowls in both the big and little dog sides during the warmer season. Visitors to the Metuchen-Edison Community Dog Park should be aware that fountains are shut off in winter, so they will need to bring water during this season. The park's footing is mostly grass with some gravel areas.
The Metuchen-Edison Community Dog Park is approximately 13 minutes and about eight miles from Piscataway.
Woodbridge Dog Park
Woodbridge Dog Park has been a labor of love. Created by volunteers who raised the money to build the dog park on land granted to them by the town of Woodbridge, their hard work and effort culminated into a lovely dog park consisting of two separate areas, one for dogs 20 pounds and under and another for larger canines.
Woodbridge Dog Park boasts agility equipment for pups to play on and waste bag stations. Both off-leash areas have enclosed entrance foyers to prevent dogs from escaping the park.
This park has several amenities for humans, including a portable potty and benches. Additionally, there is a gazebo to protect owners from the elements while they watch their pups play. Woodbridge Dog Park is about 14 miles or 20 minutes from Piscataway.
Dog Parks are Great for the Neighborhood
Dog parks offer canines and their owners a special place to bond and meet new friends—both the furry and human varieties. Plus, proximity to one of these parks, or one of the other parks in Piscataway, can be a real buying point for some pet owners. A knowledgeable real estate agent can help buyers find the right pet-friendly home for their needs when they move to Piscataway.
If you're looking for pet-friendly Piscataway housing, contact The Dekanski Home Selling Team of RE/MAX 1st Advantage with New Jersey Real Estate Network at (800) 691-0485 to get in touch with a Piscataway real estate agent who can help you find the ideal home for you and your pup.