Ocean County Opens Leash-Free Dog Park In Little Egg Harbor

Fred Prosperi and his pet Becker, a boxer-blend rescue, checkout the new off leash canine park at Independence Fields County Park in Minor Egg Harbor.
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Ocean County’s Independence Fields County Park is likely to the pet dogs – at minimum partially. The county opened a new 4.5-acre off-leash pet dog park within just that greater park, positioned on Route 539 in Small Egg Harbor Township, on Tuesday, June 1.
Ocean County Commissioner Virginia E. Haines, chair of the Ocean County Office of Parks and Recreation, declared the opening of the canine park during a meeting of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners on May well 26.
The county now ran two off-leash canine amenities, both of those in the northern element of Ocean County. The just one at the Ocean County Airport in Berkeley Township opened in 2002 the other, at the Ocean County Park in Lakewood, opened its gates in 2004. So it has been a very long time coming for the doggy-loving inhabitants of Southern Ocean County.
“We have received a lot of requests from canine owners in the southern element of the county to open a puppy park closer to them,” claimed Haines. “This new regional off-leash doggy park is effortlessly available for our residents residing in the southern element of the county. It’s a small length from Exit 58 on the Backyard State Parkway and also Route 9.”
The previous puppy parks have demonstrated well-liked.
“We have 517 county canines registered to use our two other off-leash parks,” stated Haines. “The county’s off-leash doggy parks are pretty common, and we are satisfied to open this new just one in Minor Egg Harbor.”
Operate on the new dog park was performed by the Ocean County Division of Parks and Recreation staff members. There will be
(Photo by Ryan Morrill)
plenty of free of charge parking on web page. Jugs of water will be accessible, but pet owners should carry their own water bowls.
The new pet dog park will open every day at 8 a.m. and will stay open up right up until 7:30 p.m. It will have areas for both of those big and tiny canines.
Registration is necessary to use the park, which can be enjoyed only by canine more mature than 6 months. In get to receive an off-leash doggy facility I.D. card, proprietors have to fill out an software, display the dog’s unique latest license and current proof of vaccinations, and pay out an annual $5 payment. People today utilizing the park should have their county-issued identification card with them.
Locals can register their puppies at Idea Seaman County Park, 120 Lakeside Travel in Tuckerton, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Potential patrons can also register their canines at the County Relationship at the Ocean County Mall, 1201 Hooper Ave. in Toms River, by appointment only, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday as a result of Thursday, 10 a.m. by 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Different registration locations include the Ocean County Parks Administration Business office at 1198 Bandon Rd. in Toms River from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Wells Mills County Park  905 Wells Mills Rd. in Waretown from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday by way of Friday and Jakes Department County Park, 1100 Double Hassle Rd. in Beachwood, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday by Friday.  —R.M.

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