Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the Hoboken community celebrated the grand opening of a new dog park at 2nd Street and Hudson Street today. The new dog park includes a new k9 turf surface, area for big dogs and small dogs, pet hydration station, pet waste station, 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!”
The idea for the new park came from local resident Teresa Palumbo-Miller, who suggested to former Mayor Dawn Zimmer and then Councilman Bhalla the idea to use the grass space next to the municipal garage at 2nd And Hudson Streets for a dog park.
“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. It goes to show that local residents can make a difference by making your voices heard,” said Mayor Bhalla.