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. 


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joe bloe January 12, 2013 at 07:17 PM
So, teaneck has nothing better to do with our tax dollars than to make a dog park? I could think of better ways, like keeping the library open longer, what say, teaneck?
John Santaella January 12, 2013 at 07:27 PM
No, the dogs will have to hold it until Saturday. Seriously, why would it be closed of Fridays?
DMAB6395 January 13, 2013 at 03:37 AM
joe bloe- Yes the library should be opened longer BUT since there is nothing at the park since they took the pool down why not put up a dog park. Don't knock it...guess you don't have a dog.
zizi January 13, 2013 at 10:49 AM
@Joe: Yes they have something better to do with our tax dollars. Teaneck council approved a car that is maintained and fueled at your expense for the highest paid member of the administration who by the way needed a "RELIABLE" car to get to work (over 100 mile trip). I guess you should think twice before talking about town spending money on a dog park.
zizi January 13, 2013 at 10:52 AM
@John: The dog park can only be open 4 days a week due to a union contract...... That the council approved..... now they say they have a contractual obligation..... ;)


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