Town Administrator Kevin Sweet and MayDOG, the Maynard Dog Owners Group, are pleased to announce that the Town of Maynard will open its first official Off-Leash Dog Park on Saturday, August 9.
“A proper, off-leash park for Maynard’s canine family members to run free and play together is a tremendous resource for our town, and I am proud to join MayDOG in celebrating this wonderful new park,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “The park will serve as a friendly, free source of recreation for dogs in our area.”
To commemorate the park’s opening, there will be a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. All are invited!
The opening of the new park is more than six years in the making. MayDOG has been working with the Town since 2008 to bring a safe, free off-leash recreation area to this community. With the support of the public and town government, this area’s only fenced dog park will now be available for use by residents of Maynard and the surrounding area, free of charge. The park will be open during daylight hours from spring through late fall.
Those wishing to attend the opening ceremony are asked to RSVP to MayDOG@MayDOG.org. On-site parking will be limited, so for those who live close by, it may be prudent to walk.
Dogs are, of course, welcome to come with their owners. For those planning to bring a dog, we ask that you review the park rules posted at www.maydog.org/rules.html. Also, please note that the park area is wooded and currently has a forest floor/wood chip type of surface; you will want to be sure that your dog is up to date on flea and tick protection.
MayDOG is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to building community through responsible dog ownership. MayDOG operates and maintains the Maynard Off-Leash Dog Park through an agreement with the Town of Maynard, for the benefit of local residents. More information about the park and MayDOG is available at www.MayDOG.org.
Park photographs are courtesy of MayDOG.