Final set of plans, bid documents for dog park sent to foundation

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Final set of plans, bid documents for dog park sent to foundation
A rendering of the proposed Northborough dog park. (Photo/Courtesy Town of Northborough)

NORTHBOROUGH – The final set of plans and bid documents for Northborough’s future dog park have been sent to the Stanton Foundation. 

According to Planning Director Laurie Connors, the foundation has asked for an additional change to the plan, which is underway. 

After nearly two decades of advocacy to bring a dog park to the town, the Planning Board approved plans for it in December. The park will be located on a parcel that is owned by the town on Boundary Street, which was one of four potential sites identified following a feasibility study. 

The plans as presented to the Planning Board called for small and large dog areas in the park, which would be separated by a fence and have a shade shelter with benches. The southern end of the Boundary Street parcel is intended to be a dog run area. 

The town had received a grant from the Stanton Foundation for the design of the park. The town is also seeking another grant from the foundation for $250,000 for the construction of the park. 

As of March 20, the town had yet to receive final approval from the foundation or word on its grant application. However, during the Planning Board meeting, Connors said that she was confident that the town would get the grant funding as she has been in contact with the foundation throughout the process, incorporated its suggested modifications and the town received the previous design grant.

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