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Freeholders to Cut Ribbon at the New Warinanco Dog Park on Saturday, December 8th

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites County residents to the opening of the Warinanco Dog Park on Saturday December 8th at 1:00 pm. The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center located at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park, Roselle. The opening is free for county residents along with their dogs to attend.

“This new dog park in the eastern end of the County will complement the existing dog park in western Union County,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “The Freeholder Board is proud to provide this more local option for dog lovers and owners. As a dog lover myself, I am personally excited to see the county continue to flourish and offer residents diverse resources to accommodate their dogs, which like them, are part of Union County.”

The Warinanco Dog Park is a newly constructed public facility. It features separate large and small dog areas. Each area is equipped with agility equipment, dog-waste stations, pet-friendly water fountains and seating for dog owners.  The Warinanco Dog Park will operate on the same schedule as all Union County parks, with access available year-round from dawn to dusk on a daily basis.

 “When Freeholder Sergio Granados became Chairman, I asked to meet with him in January to discuss the option on building a dog park in my hometown,” said Ruby Contreras from the Elizabeth Public Information Office. “We then decided that Warinanco Park was the perfect location as it allows other dog owners from the surrounding towns to come together as well. As a dog mom, I am proud to say that I helped make this happen not only for dogs, but for dog parents everywhere.”

The ribbon-cutting will happen rain or shine. In the event of rain, the ribbon cutting will be held outdoors and remaining activities will be hosted inside of Warinanco Sports Center. The event will include dog treats, dog vendor booths and more.


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