DCR Scraps Proposed Anson Street Dog Park

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Fido, Rex and Cleo won't be getting their own spot on Anson Street anytime soon after the Department of Conservation and Recreation decided not to move forward with its proposed dog park.

The DCR had proposed converting a small street hockey rink on the Southwest Corridor Park near the Forest Hills MBTA station into a dog park, but abutters pushed back on the idea, leading to DCR to look for other options, reported the Jamaica Plain Gazette.

There was a public meeting on April 5th about the proposed dog park on Anson Street. And while abutters did not support the proposal, the meeting was also not well attended, City Councilor Matt O'Malley told the Gazette. O'Malley has suggested there may be more suitable spots on the Southwest Corridor for a dog park.

The DCR is continuing to look for sites in the neighborhood appropriate for an off-leash area where dogs can run free, according to DCR spokesperson Mark Steffen, and is encouraging residents to email their proposals, comments or concerns to Mass.Parks@state.ma.us or calling the community relations line at 617-626-4973.