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Ribbon Cut on New County Dog Park at Skillman

Posted on October 11, 2017

Ribbon Cutting – (l to r) Somerset County Park Commissioner Helen “Chickie” Haines, Freeholder Mark Caliguire, Park Commission Vice-President Bill Crosby, Montgomery Mayor Ed Trazska, and Park Commission Director Ray Brown officially open the Dog Park at Skillman Park in Montgomery Township, NJ.

MONTGOMERY, NJ – Officials from the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Montgomery Township, and the Somerset County Park Commission recently gathered at Skillman Park in the township to officially open the Skillman Park Dog Park.

Located off Main Boulevard, Parking Lot A in the 247-acre general use park, the leash-free dog run is a 2-acre fenced in park separated into sections for small dogs and large dogs.

According to Freeholder Caliguire, “Skillman Park is a tranquil and beautiful park that encourages people to walk the paths, and bring their dogs to accompany them.  Now our pets have their own play area within the new facility, to run free and enjoy the park.  The Freeholders, the Park Commission, and Montgomery Township are proud to have this addition.”

Montgomery Mayor Ed Trzaska said, “I am thrilled that dog owners will have a place where they can meet friends and let their dogs exercise at the same time.”

Mark & Dogs – Freeholder Mark Caliguire and his dogs, Dixie and Eli, celebrate the opening of the Skillman Park Dog Park.

Freeholder Caliguire added, “Many Montgomery residents remember this was a blighted area for many years. Through the vision and leadership of Somerset County and Montgomery Township, this is now a world class park, now with a first class dog exercise area”.

Skillman Park is the newest park in the Somerset County system. The 247-acre general use park is located off of Route 601 in the Skillman section of Montgomery Township and features wide beautiful vistas and a 2.25 mile paved multi-use loop trail. Benches are located strategically throughout the park and chess tables are available at one of the trailheads.

Source: Somerset County Park Commission