Dog Park Work Nearing Completion
Unused swimming pool converted into town's first off-leash dog run.
Teaneck's long-discussed dog park is on track to open by the end of January, a town official said Tuesday.
The schedule could change based on any weather-related delays, Township Manager William Broughton told the town council. Crews have been working to convert an unused above-ground pool at Phelps Park into an off-leash dog run.
The dog park was first proposed more than five years ago. The township ran a pilot program allowing owners to have their dogs off leashes in Phelps Park and received no complaints, officials have said.
The town council initially considered upgrading the pool to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act, but scrapped the idea when bids came in at around $700,000.
A proposal to build the dog park across from Temple Emeth on Windsor Road was dropped when officials learned the area could be considered wetlands.