Friends of Gloucester Dog Park


All donation for the dog park flow through The Gloucester Fund.

Be sure to note your donation is for
"The Dog Park"


Walkin' for Our Park!

We are joining in the Pride Stride again this year.  Join us and help raise funds to keep park well maintained and safe!    
Interested?  Download a pledge form today!

Or you can contact us at
Gloucester’s Pride Stride
 April 27, 2014
 Stage Fort Park



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Park Ambassadors!

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!


Agility Rules!

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.




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!



 The FoGDP Board

Bethany MacNicholl, Secretary
Kelly Brancaleone
Louise Grindrod, Chair
Marie Demick
Nikki Bach
Stacy Interrante
Tom Schauer, Treasurer

Gloucesterites! Renew Your License!

 The April 30 deadline to renew your dog's license looms!   The Friends of Gloucester Dog Park and the Gloucester City Clerk's office are here to help!

Join us on Saturday, April 19 between 9am and noon for our first annual* Dog License Day at the Gloucester Dog Park.

Come to the park with your valid rabies certificate or tag.  Bring cash or your checkbook.  Fill out an application on the spot (or download one in advance) and walk away with your 2014 license!

  •  Neutered/Spayed dogs -- $15
  •  Non-neutered/spayed dogs -- $16
( *  If this is a success, we hope to continue the practice every year!)


Dog Park Ordinances!

On March 13 the city council voted toincorporate the Gloucester Dog Park rules into the city’s dog ordinances and set fines for violations at $50 for the first incident and $100 for subsequent infractions.  The Animal Control Officer may also revoke off-leash privileges for repeated offenses.   

Mayor Kirk approved this ordinance change on March 17, and on April 17 they go into effect.  

These rules, now ordinances, were developed to insure the safety of dogs and people alike.  Of course, all dogs must be licensed--the license does not need to be from Gloucester, a valid license from any municipality will do.  Dogs must also be vaccinated.  

Other rules include proper disposal  of dog waste, controlling your dog’s behavior, and removing potentially harmful collars.   Female dogs in heat, unaltered male dogs and puppies under 4 months old are not allowed at the park.   Only three dogs per adult allowed, and children under 8 are not allowed in the dog park and teens under 14 must be accompanies by an adult.

The complete list of dog park rules are prominently posted at the park, and on this web site.


Dog Park Pergola

Getting ready for your first park visit?

Before you go, 
read the
dog park rules.

Keep the park clean and safe for you and your dog. 



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
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Dog Park Etiquette and Safety Tips
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Ten Tips for Problem Behaviour
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