Dog Park Dreams Alive and Well in Southwest Boston
The search for an area to put a dog park continues. The park would serve West Roxbury, Roslindale, Hyde Park and Jamaica Plain.
A couple of months back you may remember West Roxbury's District Councilor Matt O'Malley calling a meeting about building a dog park in our area, specifically at Millennium Park. But maybe that's the last you heard about it.
In fact, the meetings continue and a small group of dedicated people have formed a non-profit organization called the Dog Park Association of SouthWest Boston, Inc.
We have been meeting regularly to find an alternative spot where a fenced-in doggy play area can be built. We are looking for a place that would serve West Roxbury, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, and Roslindale. Millennium Park was taken off the table because, between the cap of the landfill and the surrounding wetlands, there was no place to put the park.
The Dog Park has an official website: http://dogparkboston.org, which I urge you to check out. We want people to join as members (for a minimum donation of $10) so your voice can be heard when we do find a space. You can make donations on the website and contact us at email@example.com with more questions. We are also on Facebook here or by searching for Dog Park Association of SouthWest Boston, Inc.
And of course the website explains why a dog park is so important: It builds community, reduces crime, and makes better canine citizens.
Hope to see you at future meetings!
Got any suggestions for where a dog park can be built in the area? Millennium Park is not an option. Leave suggestions below this article.