The current Lowell dog park is in a difficult-to-reach location and cannot permanently stay. We should research potential locations for a new dog park, and perhaps even do a day-long event in the space for dog owners and their dogs, serving drinks and food, to generate support for a new park. If a new dog park was in a better area, I think people would help take care of it more and clean up after their dogs.
In addition, it’d be even better if there was a bar attached, so pet owners can socialize too. Who wouldn’t love that?!
No idea what this will take to accomplish, but here’s an example document from Seattle Parks and Rec for reference: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/offleash/files/Response_to_SLI_69-1-B-1_(Dog_Off-Leash_Areas).pdf
Chelmsford just opened theirs. Perhaps we could connect with them to see what avenues they went thru.
We should have a large area and small dog area. Separate the two so both sizes can enjoy
Is this no longer in the works?
The original DIY Lowell group split into two teams, one to improve the dog park on First Street, and the other to do a dog park with a bar event to raise awareness and test out a downtown site for a small-dog dog park. Unfortunately, key folks moved out of Lowell or moved to other things, so both teams ultimately didn’t move forward.
On top of the leo roy garage would be a great spot. It’s never used and ramps are always blocked off. Fence off the edges, add turf. Make it a community park and dog park with a skyline view of the city