Stevens Dog Park Busted

Update: City “fix” at Stevens Dog Park – dogs escape!

2:00pm Update:

Oh boy. The city decided the best “fix” for the Stevens Dog Park – was not to ensure that they maintain a proper “two gate” buffer entrance, but rather to “adhere” the busted fence out of the way. As you might have predicted in your head, yes – two dogs already “escaped” and ran towards the kiddie area of the park. Let’s just hope that they were friendly pooches.

Knowing this city, the owners would probably receive a ticket for that, too. Thank God they don’t have “dog boots.”

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Stevens Dog Park in Hoboken a disgrace

10:30am:

Stevens Dog Park in disarray in Hoboken NJHoboken411 reader Andrea frequents the Stevens Dog Park regularly. And she shares what a mockery it has become for dog owners in the Mile Square:

“A group of us regulars are at Stevens dog park. The entrance gate has been collapsing for months now. The dog walker has been repairing it as best he could. Recently the dog walker had to tie a rope to hold the gate up & keep it from falling on people. The parks department came, took down the rope per order of Leo Pellegrini. Without the rope the gate is basically hanging. The entire gate has to be lifted to get in & out. There are elderly people trying to get in with their dogs & the gate is falling on them. There is going to be a lawsuit I’m sure!”

This is what is annoying about the whole situation. The citizens try themselves to keep the park usable, and the city comes in and slaps them on the wrist essentially.. “you can’t do that.” Good news is that (somebody’s) property taxpayer dollars will be improving this park in the future. Surely they’ll use the cheapest materials that require another fix soon enough. You see, that is how government keeps themselves useful, by planning for things to break and get repaired just in time for another ribbon-cutting…

Stevens Dog Park Hoboken NJ busted

Hoboken really dog friendly?

Welp. So much for Hoboken being the “dog-friendliest city in the country.” Have you ever seen anyone really care for these parks? They sanitize them, what, once every couple years? Some good that does. I’ve heard several dogs have recently suffered from bacterial infections from laying down in certain runs in town. But we have bike lane paint. Very important.

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6 Comments on "Stevens Dog Park Busted"

animal_lover
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animal_lover

I don’t know what is worse – not having posted run rules or the hazardous property conditions at the dog run.

Try approaching this through the City and see what nonresponse you get! If it is not the City’s agenda, the issue is repeatedly ignored or even covered up.

What is with the bike white paint in the middle of the road. I had to break hard to figure out that cars were even allowed. It looked as though the street had been wholly dedicated to nonexistent cyclist.

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

The Parks Dept. seems to be suffering from a form of speciesism. They do a great job taking care of Stevens Park except the dog run where they do nothing unless push comes to shove. Ghandi said it best ‘The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated’. By the way have you seen the new ‘dog run’ behind the new uptown soccer field? It looks like a prison yard for dogs.

Adam_C
Member
Adam_C

City is so reactive and fumbling in their response to any crisis or situation. Comical.

hobofromme
Member
hobofromme

blah blah blah
we know you are unhappy about the bike lanes…
the dog runs have nothing to do with them
so stop going on about them…

Jeffrey
Member
Jeffrey

you mean the bike lanes that nobody in their right mind would use?[quote comment=”221685″]blah blah blah we know you are unhappy about the bike lanes… the dog runs have nothing to do with them so stop going on about them…[/quote]

Mama Luke
Member

WTF those poor old people. I hope they didn’t get hurt. Looks like a lawsuit to me.[quote comment=”221685″]blah blah blah we know you are unhappy about the bike lanes… the dog runs have nothing to do with them so stop going on about them…[/quote]

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