Dog Walkers in Highland Park, NJ

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Dog Areas in Highland Park, NJ

2 Parks
3 Trails
2 Eateries

Highland Park is an ideal home for a family with a four-legged member. The activities for you and your pup are endless in this community nestled among the larger ones in Middlesex County. Two veterinary clinics provide both routine and emergency care for your pup, and dozens of other veterinary services and specialties are just a short drive away. 

You and your leashed companion will want to explore the 473-acre Johnson Park, a linear park that follows the Raritan River. It is situated in Highland Park and in Piscataway Township. It has two open picnic groves and five others which may be reserved. Its 2.5-mile walkway beside the scenic river waters makes for a good outdoor excursion with your furry best friend. 

Back in town, a person and a furry dining companion may want to try out Pithari Taverna, located on Woodbridge Avenue. This restaurant serves up some tasty Greek fare. Its outdoor patio tables will seat you and your pup. Park Deli on Raritan Avenue serves up some tasty sandwiches and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Two outdoor tables welcome you and your fur friend.  

Thanks to its many dog-friendly places and activities, Highland Park is the pawfect fit for a pup and person!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Highland Park, NJ

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    Population Density 7,728/sq mi

    #1 Riverview Lane

    Donald Park Dog Park is one of Highland Park's mutts-see destinations if you have a pup needing to go out and have some exercise and fun. This fully-fenced dog playground has an area for large dogs and another for the smaller pups. The grass and dirt give pooches a bit of nature to experience off-leash. Pet parents have plenty of shaded benches. Waste stations provide the necessary baggies for cleanups. This dog park is close to the river, so it can get muddy at times. The main park features ninety acres of recreational space for you and your leashed friend to explore. A scenic walk on a path along the river is a great way to end the day at this pawesome park!
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    Population Density 3,243/sq mi

    #2 Metuchen

    Edison is just a short two-mile drive north of Highland Park. The Metuchen-Edison Community Dog Park brought together a handful of dog-loving communities to create a free, public dog play space. This grassy dog park is completely fenced and features separate spaces for large and small dogs. Both sections have pieces of agility equipment.  Ramps give your pup some extra training or just some extra exercise or fun. Water fountains designed for people and their pups make this a hot spot in summer. Pet parents appreciate the abundance of shaded benches under the bright blue canopy. Waste stations remind visitors to pick up after their pups.
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    Population Density 313/sq mi

    #3 Pluckemin

    Bedminster is located twenty-two miles northwest of Highland Park. Burnt Mills Dog Park has some real estate ready for a pup to check out.  This dog park is a fully fenced half-acre of all natural terrain. The smells of grass, trees, weeds, and few patches of dirt terra firma will tantalize your pup's senses! All dogs of every size play together here. There's no private space for the small pups, so manners are a must! Amenities are basic. Water is not immediately available in the park, but waste stations are fully stocked with doggie waste baggies. The main park offers ten acres of open space and picnic sites. A leash is required in the main park.
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    Population Density 316/sq mi

    #4 Bedminster

    Bedminster is located twenty-two miles north of Highland Park. A green patch of grass here calls out to your pup for some off-leash exercise and play with some new furry friends. River Road Dog Park gives your pup a half-acre of fully fenced space. This dog park is a single area for dogs of all sizes. Water can be found in the main park, but it's not immediately available in the dog park. People will find plenty of benches from which to supervise their pups. Don't forget to clean up after your fur baby! Waste stations have the necessary supplies, so no excuse. The main park has a nice walking trail to experience together. A leash will be necessary within the main park.
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    Population Density 387/sq mi

    #5 Lincroft

    Lincroft is located twenty-six miles east of Highland Park. Thompson Park Off-Leash Dog Area will put a little wiggle in your pup's hind end! This dog park excites pups to exercise and play with other canine companions. It features a large dog area and a separately fenced section just for the small pups. The bulk of the ground is covered with grass and patches of dirt. Tennis balls are supplied by the dog park. A concrete pad complete with hose makes for a perfect rinse-off before heading home. The human companions will find several benches and picnic tables. Mature trees make for some great shade.
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