Hoboken opens new downtown dog park

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Mayor Ravi Bhalla and the Hoboken community cut the ribbon on a new dog park on Second and Hudson streets last weekend.

The new dog park includes a new K9 turf surface, separate areas for big and small dogs, pet hydration station, pet waste station, a shade structure with benches, sound barrier, and fencing.

“I’m thrilled our new dog park is now open to the public! This is a much needed quality of life addition for dog owners, and makes great use of previously unused space,” said Mayor Bhalla. “The design, especially the new turf surface, reflects feedback we heard from the community, and I hope all dog owners will utilize the new park.”

According to a press release, local resident Teresa Palumbo-Miller suggested the idea to use the grace space next to the municipal garage at Second and Hudson streets for the park to former Mayor Dawn Zimmer and then Councilman Bhalla.

“I thank Teresa Palumbo-Miller and her neighbors for their activism and giving us this idea to install a dog park at the current location,” said Bhalla. “It goes to show that local residents can make a difference by making your voices heard.”