Welcome to our website, hosted by Friends of North Quabbin Dog Park! Here you will find information about our park progress, fundraisers and events, and ways you can get involved!
The Fence is Finished! Come and Visit!
We held a VERY successful Grand Opening on Sunday, October 20th! With more than 50 dogs of many shapes and sizes (plus their families!) in attendance, it was a wonderful sight. The park is now equipped with shade sails, water bowls (please bring your own water), poop stations, trash cans (please do not bring food into the park!), a myriad of toys, and a picnic table! Additional items (from our Amazon Wish List) will be added as they are purchased.
Please read the park rules and regulations before or upon arriving at the park. These rules are in place to make sure that this park can remain open and not get shut down due to being unsanitary or unsafe!
MORE GREAT NEWS!
The Friends of North Quabbin Dog Park have finally been approved as a 501(c)-3 non-profit organization! This designation brings us greater opportunities for funding through grans and larger organizations, makes all of YOUR donations (retroactive from the time we filed 18 months ago!) tax-deductible, and further solidifies our position as a service organization that is here to stay!
To establish a fenced in, off-leash dog park where well-behaved canine citizens can exercise in a clean, safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife. To develop a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who are willing to uphold the park’s rules and restrictions. To view this park as a community project, in partnership with the Town of Orange, designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike. To promote education, training and recreational activities that facilitate responsible dog ownership and better-behaved dogs through the use of volunteers and professional dog trainers.
The North Quabbin Dog Park features three separate fenced-in areas designed for open play for big dogs, small dogs, and training/agility/function space. The park is open to everyone who is willing to follow our rules and guidelines for park use, with no user fee. Dog waste clean-up stations and trash cans are available at the park--however, there is no designated park custodian, so it is up to park patrons to clean up after themselves and their pets. Parking close to the park gates is available, but please mind the roped-off areas (which are unsafe for cars due to loose sand). There is no electricity, running water, or restrooms at the park, so please plan accordingly.
Please check back in the future to hear about upcoming events, including training activities and fundraisers! Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FriendsOfNQDP for current information and chat about the park!
Even with the fence built, we are always accepting donations to help improve our park and keep it functioning! You can donate any amount by clicking below!