We are joining in the Pride Stride again this year. Join us and help raise funds to keep park well maintained and safe!
Interested? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll send you a pledge sheet when they become available.
Gloucester’s Pride Stride
April 27, 2014
Stage Fort Park
On December 10, 2013, the Friends of Gloucester Dog Park received the final approval from City Council for a Community Preservation Act (CPA) grant.
This grant will enable the construction of a permanent six unit agility course to be built at the dog park. The agility center is to be in the rear of the training area and will be enclosed by fencing, with a new gate for access.
Construction is to begin in early spring.
Many thanks to Marie Demick for her work to help secure this grant.
Park Ambassadors help keep Gloucester Dog Park safe and well maintained for dogs and their guardians.
Ambassador duties include light maintenance: filling poop-bag dispensers and making sure the place looks good, report issues to the dog park Board and help park goers understand and follow the rules. You will be trained on what to do and who to call as needed.
Interested? Sign up today! We'll be in touch!
Leash Laws in Gloucester
Gloucester City Council Members Verga and Hardy, at the request of the Gloucester PD, proposed an amendment requiring dogs to be on leash on all city property, including Gloucester beaches, Dogtown and public reservoir.
Dog owner opposition to this plan was loud and clear, yet there are problems that need to be resolved.
Leash laws are for the safety of both dogs and people. An untrained, unleashed dog is an accident, or incident, waiting to happen.
One of the original goals the Friends of Gloucester Dog Park was to build a park that would "supplement other leashed and off-leash areas, not replace them."
We sent a memo to the City Council stating this position.
And the Gloucester City Council decided that rather than implementing this this new ordinance, they would referring the dog-restraint question back to the Ordinance and Administration subcommittee for review. Taking a wholistic look at the many issues that have been raised during the meeting seems like the right next step. Stay tuned as this discussion plays out in our community.
Be part of this exciting project. For a gift of $250 you can 'adopt' a section of fence in honor of your best friend for family member (canine or otherwise),
Please make a generous donation today!
Good Behavior Required!
Here is some important information and advice on preparing your dog for his/her park experience.
Ten Tips for Your First Dog Park Visit
Dog Park Etiquette and Safety Tips
Ten Tips for Problem Behaviour
The GDP Committee
It's the first winter for the Dog Park and we'll need to work together to keep the park open and safe. Who are we? It's all of us--those who regularly use the park. Here are a few suggestions for a safe park visit.
Bring a shovel! We are counting on you all to do your best to keep that entry shoveled.
Parking may be tricky! City streets come first, but the DPW will plow when they can.
Make sure the gates can close! Please chop the ice and remove the snow with a shovel (NOT with the gate itself).
Be careful, it's slippery! The park can sometimes resemble a skating rink. The dogs don't mind, but we bipeds can really get hurt. Take care.
As always, use the park at your own risk. If the conditions are bad, maybe you should postpone your visit!
Getting ready for your first park visit?
Before you go,
dog park rules.
Keep the park clean and safe for you and your dog.