Dog-Friendly South Jersey: Best Dog Parks in Southern NJ For Your Pups

South Jersey features an upscale quality of life with some of the best lifestyle amenities around.  Perhaps one of the most essential amenities for dog families is the availability of dog parks or other places that are a bit more welcoming for dogs and their owners to enjoy.  

Best Dog Parks In South Jersey

Gloucester County Dog Park

2401 High Hill Rd. Logan Township, NJ 08085. Hours of operations Dawn to Dusk

The Gloucester County Dog Park features a water fountain, 2 gazebos, 4 dog waste stations, and plenty of benches for dog owners and sitters.  What makes the park special is there are two sections.  A Small Dog Park for dogs less than 25 lbs which is 1/2 an acre.  There is also a large dog park which is 1 full acre.  Dogs must be kept on a leash until inside the park. All gates must remain closed.  There are trash cans just outside the gates to deposit your dogs waste.  Aggressive dogs, dogs in heat, or dogs that are sick are not permitted in the dog park.  Please remember that all dogs must be up to date with their rabies and other vaccines as required by the state. Please note that this dog park replaces the now-closed dog park at Dream Park.

Nick Mowers Dog Park in Pennsville

Industrial Park Rd & Riviera Drive,  Pennsville, NJ 08070

The Nick Mowers Dog Park features two fenced-in areas, one for dogs under 35 lbs and the other for large dogs over 35 lbs.  The park boasts water, trash bags, and waste cans.  The park hosts fun events several times a year including a spooky pooch Halloween costume contest, a 5k, and many more which all proceeds benefit the dog park. This is one of the only dog parks in Salem County, NJ.

Deptford Doggie Park

505 Deptford Ave, Deptford Township, Westville, NJ 08093

Deptford's Doggie Park features poop bags, a shade area, trash cans, water, toys, dog agility structures, and a divided area for large and small dogs.  The park has plenty of parking available with only a short walk to the park of approximately 100 feet.  Please keep in mind, there is no large signage at the property, so keep on the lookout for the signs near the gate.  The dogs say this park is one of their favorites.

Timber Creek Dog Park

236 Taylor Ave & Chews Landing Rd, Blackwood, NJ 08012

Timber Creek Park is not just a park, but a jungle for dogs.  There are 9 Acres fenced in the woods, which feature 3-4 gates.  Just inside the gates, you will find natural jungle habitat with bodies of water.  The park features a dog fountain where your dog can stop and drink.  There are indoor restrooms with a covered pavilion.  The park even has cross-country wooded trails that you and your dog can walk. Traversing the fence perimeter takes around 25-30 minutes... longer if your dog wants to stop and sniff.

Cedar Lake Park

353 Chapel Heights Road, Washington Township

The newly established dog run, nestled in the expansive 330-acre expanse of Washington Lake Park, promises to be a haven for our furry friends. Plans are in place to enhance this space with agility equipment, shaded areas for benches, and convenient water fountains. It's important to note that dogs are restricted from the main areas of the park. Therefore, access to this dog-friendly zone is exclusively through the entrance on Chapel Heights Road. Remember, once outside the boundaries of the dog run, all dogs must be kept on leashes for safety and park compliance

Dogs Love South Jersey!

South Jersey has so much to offer homebuyers, from beautiful waterfront homes to active adult communities.  And Southern NJ is a dog-friendly place where you can feel confident having your dog accompany you to shopping, restaurants, and of course, the dog parks are available to spend a few hours with your precious family member.  

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#1 By Darla Lupton at 2/23/2024 2:26 PM

I've been to Nick Mowers dog park and to Gloucester County dog park. Pennsville is significantly closer to where I live but I've realized my dogs don't enjoy being there. There's one huge difference between the two parks. One has wood chips the other grass. To me and obviously my dogs grass trumps wood chips. They don't run and play there. Just mill around sniffing wood. Also when there's been any rain the bench area gets flooded. The water doesn't look very healthy to drink but it's hard to keep them both out of it. Lastly beware to owners of smaller dogs. Mine have gotten out a few times, rt under the fence.

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