A first look at Westborough’s proposed dog park


A first look at Westborough’s proposed dog park
Here are the plans for the proposed dog park near the Chauncy Fields off Lyman Street. (Photo/Town of Westborough)

WESTBOROUGH – The Recreation Department has unveiled a first look at the proposed dog park at Chauncy Fields off Lyman Street.

During the Select Board meeting on Jan. 9, Recreation Department Director Jenn Kirkland, along with architect Kyle Zick, showed plans for a 16,000-square-foot park near the main entrance to the fields along Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Way.

The park was originally 12,000 square feet; Zick said they managed to expand the park by about one third.

The park will have separate areas for small and large dogs. Amenities will include fencing, shade structures, pea stone surfaces, dog waste bag dispensers and seating.

There will be parking for 10 vehicles.

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Funds will come from a grant from the Stanton Foundation that was awarded last year, along with funds from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Kirkland said bid documents are being prepared, and the documents will be sent to the foundation this month. 

Once the foundation approves, requests for proposals for construction of the park will go out, with construction slated for this spring and summer.

Should all go according to schedule, the dog park will open sometime this fall.

“I’m looking forward to it,” said Select Board Chair Sean Keogh.

The PowerPoint presentation can be found on the town’s website, www.westboroughma.gov.

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