The southern area of the state of New Jersey has some fun dog parks in many different spots. Most of them area off-leash, and some offer night lighting!
Laurel Acres Dog Park
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
This fenced dog run is located along a walking path located in the middle of the greater park. It is separated into two areas; one for large dogs over 40 lbs, and one for small dogs under 40 lbs. Waste bags are provided.
Washington Township Dog Park
Washington Township, New Jersey
This dog park is located in the Ron Heck Memorial Park, along the banks of Grenloch Lake. It has walking trails, a split rail fence, a parking area and waste bags available. Though it is a nice park, dogs are required to be leashed on its premises. It is open daily from 7:00 AM-9:00 PM.
Manasquan Inlet Beach
Manasquan Township, New Jersey
Dogs are allowed to be off-leash at this beach. Aside from dog walking, others come here to boat, fish and surf. It is located over the bridge, by Main Street and Third Avenue.
Robert J Miller County Park Dog Park
Berkeley Township, New Jersey
This pleasant dog park includes a wooded area, picnic tables, a small dog area, an open field, trash cans, waste bags and parking. It is guarded by a 6′ link chain fence, and there is also a double-gated entry. It even has handicap access. You must pay to use this park, which is $20 for the first dog, and $10 for additional ones.
Ocean County Park Off-Leash Dog Area
Lake Township, New Jersey
This is a wonderful four-acre site, which is fenced and has a parking lot. There is also a wooded area, open field, small dog area, and double gated entrance. You must pay to use this park, which is $20 for the first dog, and $10 for additional ones.
Cooper River Dog Run
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
This dog park is open from 6:00 AM until 10:00 PM, and provides night lighting. There are two vinyl coated chain link fences around the park, with double gated entry. There are separate areas for large and small dogs. The park also has a water fountain and dog bowl, but this is not functioning in the winter months, when you must bring your own water. There is also a parking lot, waste bags and benches.
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
This dog park is located within Cooper River Park, and has its own parking lot with ample parking and handicap access. It has two separate areas for large (over 30 lb) and small (under 30 lb) dogs. It is enclosed by 2 double gated chain link fences, with double gated entry. There are also waste bags and benches. It is open daily from 6:00 AM-10:00 PM, and is lighted at night.