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Dog Areas in Phillipsburg, NJ

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The town of Phillipsburg, New Jersey has a single dog park that came out of a unique program by the local government. Called the community policing initiative, several years ago about twenty police officers were assigned to different neighborhoods in the town. In this particular neighborhood, the assigned officer decided to transform an underutilized, overgrown park into a dog park, thereby solving several community problems and creating a beautiful new space for the town’s canine residents.

Unfortunately, all dogs are banned in public parks in the town, except for the dog park, so this park would function as one of the town’s only places to exercise dogs in a natural area. As pet owners know, a dog that has been worn out from a day of play is a happy, well-behaved pet. In addition, the park would see more use from the citizens.

In 2014, the park opened. It features an optional small dog section, a sanitation station, and a wide-open 2-acre space for playing and running. Often, you’ll find a regular crowd of friendly locals and their spunky pets hanging out in the evenings.

Need a place to stay in Phillipsburg? Check out the Americas Best Value Inn, which allows small dogs to stay for a small fee.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Phillipsburg, NJ

  1. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 967/sq mi

    #1 Brakele Heights

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    Brakele Heights is perfect for sporty pups and people. The neighborhood itself has many baseball fields that are used as public green space as well. Check out Harry Snyder Memorial Park to see for yourself! Another great sports area is Amey Street Park, where there are lots of sports fields, but also trails surrounding the fields for dogs and their owners to walk along. Feel free to utilize the fields when sports are not being played, but keep your leash handy, just in case! Looking for some green space with lots of trees and a bit more peaceful? Head a little ways north, where you and your pal will find treed in trails to explore.
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    Population Density 982/sq mi

    #2 Parkside Pohatcong

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    With fields all around, creeks running through, and dog friendly restaurants, the neighborhood of Parkside Pohatcong is sure to please dog owners and their four legged companions! Looking for a wide open space to run around? The Parkside Ballfield and Lock Street Ballfield both offer green space by the plenty while games are not in session! The Parkside Ballfield borders along a nice treed area leading you and your pal to Lopatcong Creek, where your pooch can have a cool off after a game of playing ball! Just a quick jaunt up Lock Street, you will find Lock Street Park, with areas to walk and benches to sit. Hungry? Check our Bella Mia Pizzeria with your dog, it’s pup friendly!


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  3. Dog Parks 1
    Population Density 462/sq mi

    #3 Delaware Heights

    24

    Delaware Heights is a smaller neighborhood in Phillipsburg, but it has something that many others don’t; a designated dog park! That’s right! This perfectly situated neighborhood is right next door to Delaware River Park, one of the best places to go for a relaxing walk in the park with your pooch along the trails, as well as lots of space for your best friend to stretch those four legs off leash! The Delaware River runs along the park as well as the neighborhood, so no matter where you are, you and your pup can take a walk down to the water and have a splashing good time!


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  4. Dog Parks 2
    Population Density 1,221/sq mi

    #4 Pohatcong

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    The neighborhood of Pohatcong (not to be confused with Parkside Pohatcong) is a treat for dogs and their human companions as it offers its residents access to two of the best parks in Phillipsburg. Pohatcong Park is a massive green space offering treed areas to explore with your pooch. There are places to bring your chair and set up beside the water and watch your pooch play! The second notable park is Musconetcong Gorge, an absolutely gorgeous place to go for hikes, play in the Musconetcong River, and rest along the way on the benches provided throughout.
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  5. Dog Parks 2
    Population Density 1,324/sq mi

    #5 Buckley Hill Drive

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    Buckley Hill Drive is one of those unique neighborhoods where many of the houses back onto a nice big green space, where they can open their doors and walk right out into the beauty of nature! All residents are able to utilize the Jade Lane Rear, a nice and relaxing treed area with lots of trails and places to relax. Towards the North of the neighborhood rests Marble Hill Natural Area, a place where you and your pup can wander the trails, pack a picnic, and spend the day at the sites in this park. Benches and tables can be found throughout for resident’s enjoyment.


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