Gloucester Dog Park - Located in Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA

Help Fund Your Park!

The City of Gloucester let us use the land, but maintaining the park is on us, the dog loving community of Cape Ann. Help us reach our
Annual Fundraising Goal--$5000.


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

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

Annual Fund Donation Thermometer


Good Behavior Required!

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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Thanks to the hardworking volunteers who helped clean up the park at our
spring work day!


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 has begun!  Early June completion anticipate.

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

That Was One Great Party at the Park!

The 1st Anniversary Summer Kick-Off Dog Party
(and Fundraiser)

The results are in. Together, we raised over $1500.00 at the 1st Anniversary Summer Kick-Off Dog Party at the Gloucester Dog Park. So many people to thank!

Thanks to all the wonderful supporters and donors that came to this fun event.

Thanks also to the Petco store in Gloucester for donating a summer fun gift basket won by Christine Ricardo!

And thank you Seaport Veterinary Hospital and Dr. Ray Cahill's team for donating a $100.00 gift certificate won by Robin Crocker.

Thank you Castle Manor Inn in Gloucester for donating such wonderful ice cream for the event.

And finally, thanks (and happy birthday) to Anthony Silva of Cape Ann Dog Walkers & Training for volunteering all morning at the booth and supporting this great project!


Dog Park Rules are now 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 park privileges for repeated offenses.   

Mayor Kirk approved this ordinance change on March 17, and on April 17 these ordinances went into effect.

These 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.  

One of the most reported peeves is small children in the dog park.  Kids under 8 are not allowed in the park.  Some dogs fear or dislike kids, others get overly excited around the exuberance of children.

Other ordinances 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 accompanied 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! 





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