Hilltop Dog Park Is Now Open!
The new Off-Leash dog park called Hilltop Dog Park in the Essex County Hilltop Reservation in North Caldwell is officially open! This dog park will serve dog owners not just in North Caldwell but also throughout West Essex.
The Hilltop Dog Park is designed as a double gate system, divided into small and big dog areas. The dog park is slightly less than 35,000 square feet in total and will be entirely fenced in. The small dog area is about one-quarter of an acre; the large dog area is about one half an acre. The entrance has a decorative gate, brick-paved pathway, information kiosk and new landscaping. The inside area for the dogs includes ramps and tunnels for the dogs to enjoy, benches for the dog owners, water fountains for owners and their dogs, and garbage cans and receptacles for dog bags. It will also feature a convenience station at the exit with a hose to clean the dogs off after their visit to the dog park.
The Hilltop Dog Park is now the fourth dog park in the Essex County Parks System, joining the Brookdale, South Mountain, and Watsessing dog parks. The new facility is the county’s first dog park installation since 2007.