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 calling in our area, specifically at . 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 info@dogparkboston.org 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.

Matt March 27, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Absolutely NOT
David Ertischek March 27, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Not happening in the Arnold Arboretum. Sorry.
David Ertischek March 27, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Marianne - I'd suggest attending a meeting and seeing if you vibe with the folks. It's volunteering, so it's up to.
DJ Grace March 27, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Check out the website and the Facebook page of the group. You don't need to have a Facebook account to go and look at the group's FB page.
that June 10, 2012 at 06:20 PM
How about Stony Brook?


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