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Old 05-24-18, 05:13 PM
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New homeowner needs fence advice

Hey all. We just bought a house that has a small city maintained open space park area directly behind our house. There has to be space between our place and the house next door for public access but we don't want people bugging us. We also have 2 small dogs we don't want people messing with. What we want is to build a fence that offers privacy between the us and the neighbors(and the public access points) but also preserves the view to the park as its a rare view for the area. I cant come up with any ideas other than a privacy fence on the sides and some sort of shorter wire fence along the rear where the park is visible but , in my head, it just seems like that would look stupid. I'd appreciate any ideas anyone may have.
 
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Old 05-24-18, 05:20 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Is the city owned "right of way" between you and your neighbor the only access to the park ?
You have every right to put a fence up but I don't think you will ever be as insulated from the right of way as you want to be.
 
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Hey! Thx. Yes, its the only access to the park. We don't want to block access to the park, we just don't want people peering into our yard as they walk to the park(side of the house) while allowing us to see the park from our yard(very rear of our property) at the same time.
 
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Old 05-24-18, 05:53 PM
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No... you can't block access to the park.
Nor can you keep people from going back there at night.

Not sure how to handle the fence. The others will stop thru and offer advice.
 
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Old 05-24-18, 06:20 PM
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Is a board privacy fence with an elevated Gazebo/sitting area/patio/BBQ area an option?
That would block any view of your dogs, peeping into your property, etc......... but allow you to build 3 feet above ground & see over your fence to see the park.

Just an idea. Good luck.
 
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Old 05-25-18, 03:43 AM
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Would a stockade fence on each side with a wire fence across the back fit the bill?
 
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Old 05-25-18, 04:27 AM
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Pics might help us give suggestions. Have you talked to your neighbor about what they think? You might talk to the town and ask what they will allow and maybe even help. In any event be sure to put the fence about 6" onto your property, not on the actual property line. You may want the type of fence that will allow some partial vision just so you can see what goes on and possible damage to your fence.
 
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Old 05-30-18, 02:42 AM
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I have installed many fences with conditions just like yours. And no, it would not look stupid.... I believe its all a matter of personal preference.

But if it were just an opinion, based on what you have mentioned.. I would go with a Cedar wood for the privacy look... It is clean, it is woodsy... Not too bright and not too offensive in being a solid block of white such as a PVC fence...

As for the open fence in the rear... I would choose either an aluminum fence in Black or a Black chain link system... meaning all black pipe, and all black wiring... The two together will look very classy.
But this is based on opinion.... Plus cost and ease to install.

I hope that was of some help...

Let us know what you decided to do...

Greg's Fence NJ~
 
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