Public dog park meeting Dec. 5 at YMCA
Fencing going up for Yarmouth’s new dog park first week of December
People who plan on taking their dog to Yarmouth’s new dog park are asked to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. at the YMCA.
Fencing is being installed at the dog park this week and it’s a happy sight for committee members who have been working towards that goal for three years.
The new park is located between the Mariners ballfield in the Broadbrook Recreation Park and the Broadbrook trail. It is accessible from Forest Street (where there is a parking lot) and South East Street (roadside parking).
Acting president Martha Cassidy says she is “very pleased” to see the fencing going up and says the park may be usable as soon as Christmas, depending on weather.
She expects most people will be accessing the dog park from the Broad Brook parking area off Forest Street.
Cassidy thinks the park should be used for a while before putting up any signage.
“That will give the dog park committee time to have input regarding rules for dog owners, etc.,” she says.
She adds that additional features such as benches, etc., probably won’t be installed until spring.
At that time, donor signs that were part of a fundraising campaign will also likely be hung.
At the Dec. 5 meeting there will be a discussion on rules and regulations for the dog park (bylaws), the election of executive positions and other matters. New members are welcome.
Mayor Pam Mood says she’s absolutely thrilled to see the fencing go up.
“It’s the beginning of putting the park together,” she said. “So many people have dogs, that includes our visitors. We’re excited to see this go forward and finally have a place to land.”
The new dog park is located between the Mariners ballfield in the Broadbrook Recreation Park and the Broadbrook trail. It is accessible from Forest Street (where there is a parking lot) and South East Street (roadside parking).