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Calling All Dog Lovers: Glen Rock Group Appealing for Assistance for Park

Glen Rock NJ Dog Park supporters on July 4 Credits: Eileen Hillock

GLEN ROCK - A local dog lover organization is asking the public for help builiding their park after they have secured donated contracting services.

"Glen Rock NJ Dog Park," a non-profit organization, is seeking $15K for fencing, according to group organizers.

"We have several contractors donating their services pro-bono to build the park," Eileen Hillock said.

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Group organizers announced the pro-bono work for the park on June 26. The River Construction Company has offered excavation work, according to group organizers. The Borough Council is currently considering a packet of information, including engineering and design plans.

"Thank you for all your hard work," Mayor Bruce Packer said. "We appreciate all you're doing."

Packer said that much like the Arboretum project, the council wants to be sure DEP considerations are met.

Councilman Skip Huisking, who moved the Arboretum project along, said he wants to see DEP approval ahead of time.

Groundbreaking is targeted for September.The privately-funded endeavor to create an eco-friendly, multi-generational canine off-leash recreation area in an unused tract of land between Upper and Lower Faber Fields, was previously part of the recycling center and has gone unused for years.

The Borough Council allocated the land for a dog park in December 2015 with the proviso the non-profit raise money, or obtain in-kind donations, to build the park. The back of the park is connected to the Arboretum walking trail.

"It will be an awesome addition to Glen Rock, which has 1,037 registered dogs, and surrounding areas," Hillock said. "The park is eco-friendly and will have solar panels providing shade and an ongoing source of maintenance revenue and, eventually, solar charging stations," she said. "It will also be a destination park as it is dedicated to the 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs."

Donations to the 501(c)3 Glen Rock Dog Park are tax deductible. EIN # 47-5005221.  

Glen Rock Dog Park 
233 Rock Road 
PO Box 300
Glen Rock NJ 07452
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