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!
The GDP Committee
Louise Grindrod, Chair
Leashes on the Beach
This discussion has been postponed and will be held at the Nov. 12 City Council meeting!
Gloucester City Council Members Verga and Hardy, at the request of the Gloucester Police Department, have proposed an amendment to have dogs on leash on all city property, including Gloucester Beaches and Public Reseviors.
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."
The current beach regulations state in part, "Dogs on public beaches from September 16 to April 30 of each year shall be under direct control of the owner or keeper in accordance with the local Animal Control Ordinance."
If you would like to participate in the discussion, there will be a public hearing on this amendment to the Gloucester Code of Ordinances at the Gloucester City Council Meeting on Oct 22nd, at 7:00 PM. It is your chance to make your voice heard on this important issue.
We have sent a memo to the City Council stating this position.
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!
Fall Park Cleanup Day
A small army of hearty volunteers showed up on a cool but beautiful fall morning to help spruce up the park. Together we spread a couple yard of gravel, installed 40 feet of edging, raked and weeded, and generally enjoyed ourselves as we spruced up our dog park.
Kat, Judi, Judy, Joelle, Lisa, Ira and Greg -- a mother/daughter team who are park regulars and whose names I neglected to write down-- joined several Friends of Gloucester Dog Park board members in this effort and we thank them whole heartedly!
And by all accounts we shared some great coffee and delicious donuts! Hope you can join us in the spring when we clean up after winter's wrath.
Ready for Your First Park Visit?
Before you go,
dog park rules.
Keep the park clean and safe for you and your dog.
The video below will give you an idea of what to expect
and how to behave.