Dog Park Advisory Committee
Public Service Announcement: The Chelmsford Dog Park may need to be closed periodically to perform work necessary to maintain the park. During this time, we may be able to shift park guests to other sections of the park, however this may not always be feasible. Please do not enter the work area if you see workers or heavy equipment. We will make announcements about anticipated work sessions via the Dog Park Advisory Committee’s Facebook page.Thank you for your understanding and patience
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The Town of Chelmsford will accept private donations to fund dog park initiatives in the town. The donated money is held in a special account that can be used for only that purpose. The DPAC makes recommendations to the town about projects to be funded from that account. Donations can be made payable to:
DPAC Gift Fund
"Town of Chelmsford", with "Dog Park Improvements" written on the memo line.
Please send your donations to the Town Manager's Office at:
Town of Chelmsford
50 Billerica Rd.
Chelmsford MA 01824Donations of equipment or supplies can be coordinated through the Chelmsford Dog Association by contacting them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chelmsford Dog Association (CDA) is a local resource that hosts events and seminars to benefit Dogs and their Owners. The CDA can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com, or through their website at www.chelmsforddogassociation.org
Dog Park Advisory Committee Mission Statement
- This Committee will consist of up to five members, who will be responsible for monitoring maintenance needs of the Chelmsford Dog Park.
- The Committee will oversee a grant program for Dog Park Capital Improvements. Funding for this program will be made available through proceeds from Rental of the Training Area of the Dog Park, and other grant awards.
- The Committee will work with the Chelmsford Dog Association and other interested community groups to coordinate future programming and maintenance of the Chelmsford Dog Park.
- The Committee will provide a written annual report for the Town’s Annual Report.
- The Committee will work with Community members interested in promoting the welfare of the Chelmsford Dog Park.
COVID-19 Dog Park Guidelines
(In the event of a resurgence of COVID-19, the following guidelines may be reinstated)
Per the Board of Health and DPAC, all Park visitors will be required to wear masks while at the Chelmsford Dog Park. This includes the park itself and the parking lot. Social distancing requirements will also still need to be followed in order to keep the park open. Your pups thank you for your help and cooperation.
The following guidelines are posted at the Chelmsford Dog Park, and must be followed in addition to the regular posted Rules of the Park:
- All human users of dog parks should practice social distancing of at least 6 feet or more
- DO NOT bring your dog to the dog park if you are sick or if you have been in close contact with anyone that is sick
- Dogs should not share toys, treats, or other materials with dogs that are not within the same household
- Visitors of dog parks should supply their own bags associated with dog waste and take dog waste with them if designated trash receptacles are not available for normal use
- Use hand sanitizer before and after touching items from the park
- If this dog park is crowded and social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained, you are required to leave
- All human visitors to the Park are required to wear face coverings
Failure to comply with the above guidelines will result in closure of the dog park.
Dog Park Advisory Committee Links
Reopening Sign - COVID-19
Dog Park Rules Handout
Dog Park Etiquette
DPAC Funding Application Process
Heat Risks & Other Information
Follow the Dog Park Advisory Committee on Facebook
Chelmsford Animal Control Officer Contact Information:
2 Olde North RoadChelmsford, MA 01824(978) 256-0754