Work continues on Westborough dog park


Work continues on Westborough dog park
This is the latest rendering of the Westborough dog park at Lake Chauncy. (Photo/Courtesy of KZLA)

WESTBOROUGH – The latest designs of a dog park to be installed at Lake Chauncy came before the Select Board on May 28.

Kyle Zick of KZLA, a landscape architecture firm, provided details of the park, which will be located in an area adjacent to Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Way and near the main entrance.

According to Westborough Recreation Department Director Jenn Kirkland, the park was enlarged slightly following public feedback and is now at 15,960 square feet.

The park will be surrounded with a 5-foot fence. There will be separate areas and entrances for small and large dogs; these areas will be divided with a fence.

Hours are tentatively scheduled for dawn to dusk, and it will be closed only when deep snow covers the area.

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Amenities will include benches, water, shaded areas, dog waste bags and receptacles. A parking lot could accommodate up to eight vehicles.

The Recreation Department will oversee the dog park, including its maintenance. Kirkland said they are working with the town’s animal control officer to come up with policies and procedures. This would include what to do in case of a nuisance dog or medical emergency.

The department is also working on better traffic signage for the entire area.

The Stanton Foundation will pick up 90% of the price tag, which is estimated at $365,000. The remainder will come from funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

The park’s site plan has already been approved by the Conservation Commission.

According to Kirkland, requests for proposals for the construction will be going out this summer. Construction is scheduled for the fall, with the parking opening soon afterward.

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