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Dog Areas in Butler, NJ

6 Parks
2 Trails
2 Groomers

The tiny borough of Butler is an idyllic community committed to preserving the natural beauty of the forests and river lands. Dog owners have access to two veterinary clinics in town that can take care of most routine and emergency needs. Neighboring larger communities have numerous opportunities for more specialized care. Six parks are located within the borough's boundaries. Some are patches of green space set aside by the borough and are perfect for a picnic or short stroll with a leashed friend.

Two of the parks, Butler Raceway and Butler Forest Preserve, are among the properties managed by the Passaic River Coalition (PRC). The PRC is a non-profit association that manages properties located in several counties and a  half-dozen municipalities for conservation and recreational purposes. The parks in their management have scenic river access and various chances for a person and a leashed pup to do some outdoor walking. The Yapewi Park, a borough parkland, has recently been brought under the PRC management. Yapewi is a tiny green space with a pleasant trail that invites a person and leashed canine companion to explore the banks of the Butler River. It is a spot popular with walkers and anglers alike.

More intense hiking can be attempted at the Norvin Green State Forest. Norvin is less than four miles north of Butler. It has ten marked trails embraced by woods and natural land formations. The trails vary in length and difficulty -- the shortest is one mile long, while the longest is five-and-a-half miles long. 

For visitors and residents of Butler with a four-legged companion, new outdoor adventures are never lacking!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Butler, NJ

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    Population Density 350/sq mi

    #1 West Milford

    West Milford is located eleven miles north of Butler. West Milford Dog Park lets you buy some dog food, pick up a few treats for your furry pal, and lets your pup enjoy the one-acre dog park provided by the Pequannock Feed & Supply Store. The dog park is fully fenced and has an enclosure for large dogs and another for small ones. The dog park is grass and mud, so your pup could get dirty playing here! No worries, though -- a hose lets you give your dog a rinse off before heading home.  The dog park is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated and help with maintenance.
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    Population Density 2,259/sq mi

    #2 Beverwyck

    Parsippany is located fourteen miles south of Butler. Cameron Dog Park gives pups some grassy fenced space for running and playing. A separately fenced space lets the smaller pups play safely. The ground has some hills and a few dips here and there. Dogs navigate it without a whimper, but people with mobility issues should watch their step. Water is available at the dog park. Waste stations are fully stocked with waste baggies. A few benches and some limited shade keep the human companions comfy while their furry family member has fun. Visitors must register with the city and pay a small fee.
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    Population Density 5,971/sq mi

    #3 Bellevue Ave

    Montclair is located eighteen miles south of Butler. Brookdale Dog Park receives five barks of approval from most of its canine visitors. This pupular place has two fully fenced enclosures for off-leash exercise and play. Small dogs have their own dedicated space just for them. The surface is a gravel mulch, which keeps your pooch fairly clean even on a rainy day of play. Water is another convenience. Various pieces of agility equipment make Brookdale a destination for training or just add to the excitement. People are able to supervise their furry friends from shaded benches. Waste stations provide ample stocks of doggie bags for easy pick-ups.
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    Population Density 4,429/sq mi

    #4 East Ridgewood

    Ridgewood is located eighteen miles east of Butler. Ridgewood Bark Park gives dogs a place to shed the leash and play with other furry friends.  This dog park features separate fenced spots for big and smaller dogs.  The ground here is a snifftastic combination of grass, dirt, and a gray mulch. Pieces of agility equipment entice those curious hounds and a few herding types to climb and explore a new exercise game. Mature trees give great shade for people who need to relax while their four-legged friend finds a new buddy or two. A trek around the nearby duck pond makes for a relaxing stroll for human and a leashed canine.
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    Population Density 6,420/sq mi

    #5 Morristown

    Morristown is located twenty miles south of Butler. Lewis Morris Dog Park gives pups a pawfect way to start or end a day. This fully fenced dog park is one of the amenities to be found in the scenic Lewis Morris County Park. It has a section reserved for small dogs as well as a large dog area. The surface of the dog park makes some of the two-legged folks uncomfortable because it is paved and not soft mushy grass or dirt. It keeps those paws clean and those nails polished, though! Water is not immediately available but the county park has many restrooms in case you leave without a water bottle. Shade and benches are at a premium.
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