Northborough receives $250K grant to construct dog park


Northborough receives $250K grant to construct dog park
A rendering of the Northborough dog park. (Photo/Courtesy Town of Northborough)

NORTHBOROUGH – Northborough has received a $250,000 grant to construct a dog park at 150 Boundary St. 

The Select Board accepted the grant from the Stanton Foundation during its June 3 meeting.

“This is great news. Thank you,” said Select Board member Laura Ziton. “I know there’s a really eager dog park group in town that will look forward to this.” 

The Stanton Foundation had also provided grant funds to the town for the design phase of the project.

According to a memo from Planning Director Laurie Connors to the Select Board, as the town received the grant, it will be able to execute a contract with the lowest bidder for the construction of the project, M.J. Cataldo, Inc., of $585,352. Department of Public Works Director Scott Charpentier said that total includes both the grant and funds from the Community Preservation Act.

He noted that M.J. Cataldo also built the pickleball courts.

Charpentier said the goal is to get the park substantially constructed and completed this year so that the project could be opened next spring.  

The Planning Board had approved plans for the dog park in December, which call for a small and large dog areas that will be separated by a fence. Between the small and large dog areas will be a shade structure with benches.

During past presentations, it has been said that the southern end of the parcel is intended to be a dog run area with a double-gate to connect to nearby trails.

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