Marlborough requests $115,000 for dog park at Ghiloni

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Marlborough requests $115,000 for dog park at Ghiloni
A dog park may be coming to Ghiloni Park in Marlborough. (Photo/Tami White)

MARLBOROUGH – Ghiloni Park could soon have a new feature – a dog park.

During its meeting on May 20, the City Council fielded a request from Mayor J. Christian Dumais to transfer $115,000 from free cash for the Department of Public Works to construct the park.

“The Department of Public Works has done a tremendous job putting together an initial set of designs and cost estimates for the Marlborough dog park,” said Dumais in a letter to the council.

The price tag of the dog park is estimated at $300,000. According to Dumais, $150,000 will come from American Rescue Plan Act funds, and another $35,000 from the state’s 2025 fiscal year budget, with assistance from state Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough).

Expenses would include installing a chain link fence and gates; a pet waste station; litter receptacles; and a dog leash post.

Should the transfer request be approved, construction would begin shortly afterward.

The request has been moved to the council’s Finance Committee.

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