Opinion: Princeton needs a dog park

Rebecca Nowalski
Loki, owned by Chris Tryon of North Brunswick, relaxes in the shade at the dog park in Community Park on July 16.
We have lived in Princeton for 21 years and strongly support building a dog park, or several small dog parks, in our town.

Onyx, our 7-year-old Labrador, loves playing off-leash with other dogs, but we often don’t have the time to drive the 30-40 minutes round trip to dog parks in neighboring towns.

Building a dog park(s) in Princeton would not only be great for pups, but for their owners, too. The parks would serve as additional public spaces in Princeton where residents can meet one another and build new friendships. This would increase the inclusiveness and tight-knit feel of our community.

Given the large number of Princeton residents who own dogs and the value of building a cohesive community, building a place(s) for our four-legged family members to play should be made a priority.

Suki and Matthew Wasserman