Plymouth: Selectmen Address Dog Park Project

A group of people in Plymouth calling themselves the Friends of Plymouth Dog Park have received permission from the town to build a dog park on two acres near the entrance of the West Plymouth recreational area.

It’s near the airport and also comprises of athletic fields and walking trails. Neighbors have raised several concerns regarding its placement, its topography and its funding.

Plymouth Selectmen don’t want a partially finished or financially failed dog park to come back to them.

Tuesday night, selectmen gave another tentative approval of the park. After lengthy discussion with the proponents and neighbors, they appointed selectman John Mahoney as liaison and gave approval for the town to apply for a grant to design and build the $150,000 park. 

Scituate and Kingston are also in the process of establishing dog parks.

About Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson worked in print journalism for more than two decades as a reporter and editor, and has won several regional and national awards. He resides in Plymouth where he writes fiction and paints, when not producing award-winning news as a reporter for WATD.