Glen Rock NJ Dog Park
Why does Glen Rock need a Dog Park?
There are currently over 1000 dogs registered in Glen Rock. Today, dogs are prohibited from being on school property and must be leashed in all parks. There are currently 25+ parks/recreational areas established for citizens, 0 for dogs in GR. Off-leash dog parks offer residents an opportunity to exercise and socialize their dogs in a safe and secure park setting while getting to know other dog lovers in town. Over 50 New Jersey towns have at least one dog park and more are coming!
How will it be paid for?
The park will be entirely funded by private donations. Our PROMISE.
Where will it be located?
Our approved site, established by a Glen Rock Borough Council Resolution 238-15 on 12/9/15, is an empty plot of unused borough land behind the recycling center at 350/390 Doremus Avenue. Block 46, Lot 4.02. It is located between Upper and Lower Faber Fields. This site will require some clearing and maintenance before fence installation and landscaping. See photo below.
Our 10 year lease was approved by the Glen Rock Borough Council in May 2019 (and April 2018).
Who will maintain it?
Once established, trash removal will be done by the town, as it is for all parks. Glen Rock Dog Park Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit established for this purpose, working with town volunteers and park users, will be responsible for ongoing maintenance of the park.
And the dedication...
The Glen Rock Dog Park will be dedicated to the 9/11 Search and Rescue dogs in honor of their participation, tireless devotion and dedication in the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy.
#GRDP is a Non-Profit
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
All donations are tax deductable to the extent allowed by law.
Glen Rock Dog Park Inc.
233 Rock Road PO Box 300
Glen Rock, New Jersey 07452
Glen Rock Dog Park Inc.
2019 Board Members:
CEO and Founder: Michelle Hillock
President: Eileen Maher Hillock
Vice President: Lisa Schor Babin
Treasurer: Linda Brennan
Secretary: Christine Pfeiffer
Strategic Initiatives: Christine and Jay Ross
Fundraising: John Burgoyne
Glen Rock Borough Council:
Liaison: Mike O'Hagan
Honorary Board Members:
2015 Mayor John Van Keuren
2015 Councilwoman Joan Orseck
Both of whom are key project supporters and instrumental in helping the team accomplish this goal.
Volunteers providing Professional Services (pro-bono):
Construction: Gulmy Construction
Landscaping: Borst Landscape and Design
Plumber: Cervone Plumbing
Architect Design: Borst Landscaping / Joe Tuttle
Accountant: Stephen Schaub
Architect: Paredes-Grube Architecture
Attorney: Eric I. Orseck LLP
Graphics Dione Goyette
Designer: Art in Hand Cards
Engineer: Bertin Engineering
GLEN ROCK DOG PARK LOCATION