Many dog owners in and around Madison, N.J., may not know that there’s a simple yet wonderful off-leash, fenced-in dog park — Madison Dog Park — located right in town, nestled in the back of Memorial Park, right off of Rosedale Avenue.
Madison Dog Park is easy to miss when you drive by Memorial Park, but it’s there, I assure you.
While the ascetics aren’t much, Madison Dog Park does features some nice amenities: new dog waste containers with bags, a cool water fountain with several levels and sides, and a built-in water bowl.
Additionally, for the dog owners, there’s plenty of shade from trees so you won’t overheat during those blazing, humid days, and benches to sit and relax while your pooch frolics with other wonderful, cute pups.
The one drawback is that it may be empty at times because of a lack of visual and digital visibility. But Madison Dog Park is still pretty new, so hopefully, that will change as the word gets out to Morris County dog owners at large. And you can always join Facebook groups for dog owners looking for pup playdates.
Just make sure you follow the simple rules at Madison Dog Park, the ones most dog parks have: make sure your dog isn’t overly aggressive, pick up after them, no choke collars while playing, and make sure Fido is having as much fun as possible.
Maya, Maggie, and I will see you soon at Madison Dog Park. Woof!
— Jerry Del Priore