Scituate: Planning Board Approves New Dog Park

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The Scituate Planning Board is giving the green light to proceed with the construction of a new dog park in town.

The board unanimously voting to approve the site plans for the new Community Dog Park.

The fully fenced in park will be located at 167 Driftway.

Adrienne Rowles, President of the Friends of Scituate Dog Park, describes the plans.

“It’s two full acres, one acre is for the large dogs and a half an acre for the small dogs, and 23 parking spaces, including 2 handicapped spaces.

We’re very excited to have it in an area close to the harbor, and along a trail that most people bike or walk on with their dogs.”

Medium dogs can go to the size park that the owners decide is best for them.

Adrienne says Friends of the Dog Park are hoping to get a grant of up to $250,000 from The Stanton Foundation to help pay for construction.

“Money is coming from The Stanton Foundation, which is a foundation that provides for dog park construction and design, only in Massachusetts. The numbers are still being finalized at this point for the construction site, and hopefully we’ll start construction in a couple of months,” she explained.

Funding is also coming from Scituate’s Community Preservation Act Funds, and funding from the American’s with Disabilities Act.


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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.