Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla, Council President Jen Giattino, and the City of Hoboken today celebrated the official re-opening of renovated dog parks at Church Square Park and Stevens Park. New, k9 turf surfaces were installed to modernize both dog parks and replace the previous gravel surface. The City utilized a grant from Hudson County to pay for construction costs of both dog parks.
“We are continuing to do everything we can to upgrade the quality of life for our residents, and that includes renovations to our dog parks,” said Mayor Bhalla. “The upgrades reflect the feedback we’ve been hearing from dog owners, and I know the new dog parks will be well utilized by the public. We appreciate the partnership from County Executive Tom DeGise and Freeholder Anthony Romano to fund the new surfaces.”
“These two newly renovated dog parks are a major upgrade for our parks and the sixth ward,” said Council President Jen Giattino. “My dog, Jane loves the turf surface and looks forward to many more visits to the Church Square and Stevens Parks! Thank you to Hudson County for providing the funding for the renovations.”
The dog park for larger dogs at Church Square Park re-opened with a 20 person capacity and 10 person capacity for smaller dogs, while Stevens Park re-opened with a 15 person capacity. Face masks are currently required for entry.
The two new dog parks at Church Square Park and Stevens Park follow the construction of the new k9 turf dog park at 2nd and Hudson Street, for a total of three renovated dog parks in the past year.