When I first started my dog park project in 2008, Teaneck was one of the first dog parks I contacted as they were beginning to have the discussion as to whether a dog park in their town could be feasible or not.
Fairly recently, their dog park opened and I saw an article on northjersey.com about it:
What I found interesting from the article was that:
1) The dog park only cost them about $20,000, which is less than what I have estimated, although the situation and the overall plan will most likely cost more
2) A company donated several days of time and labor to help build the park
3) The dog park was built on an area where an above-ground pool once stood.
While that does not fall exactly under the same circumstances as this project, I did find that ironic, given that one of the concerns for the dog park project, and the proposed park as a whole, was what was going to happen given the remains of history of Pleasureland and Muller's Park.
4) Teaneck's dog park rules state several concepts and ideas that I have floated for our park including:
As it is fairly likely that the final plan for the park as a whole will be presented at the next council meeting, I'd like to hear your ideas, thoughts, experiences, etc. about what rules should be put in place for a dog park in Oakland. The Borough Council and the Board of Health will most likely have the final say, but I'd like to hear from all of you since you are the ones most likely to use the park. We still have several months ahead of us, but I'm hoping for the town's stamp of approval before I leave for college...check back often though to see the latest.
(c) 2021 Dog Park for Oakland, NJ
Founder, project leader and Oakland dog park advocate since March 2009. Now a college graduate wanting to complete his 8th grade project from Valley Middle School for the humans and dogs of his community.