GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock's new dog park has seen a great deal of traffic during the past week after its official opening on Jan. 1.
Resident Michelle Hillock, back from a college semester abroad, was there with her family to see her Girl Scout Gold Award project come to fruition.
Cookies, for dogs and humans, music and Chase from "Paw Patrol" greeted the many happy dog owners who watched as their dogs raced around in an atmosphere of pure glee.
Eileen Hillock, president of the Dog Park board, thanked all those who helped to raise money, those who did the construction and charged only for materials, and those who encouraged her along the way while her daughter was away at the University of Pittsburgh.
The one-acre park was made possible through the 5-plus year efforts of the Glen Rock NJ Dog Park 501(c)(3) non-profit organization at no cost to the Borough of Glen Rock.
The Glen Rock Dog Park, the only park in the United States dedicated to the 9/11 Search and Rescue animals, is an eco-friendly, aesthetically pleasing, community oriented, ADA accessible, multi-generational canine recreation park dedicated to the 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs. More than 300 dogs took part in the search, rescue, and recovery efforts at Ground Zero in Manhattan. The last living person rescued from Ground Zero, 27 hours after the collapse, was found by a search and rescue dog. The last known 9/11 search and rescue dog was laid to rest in 2016.