Bow Wow! Dog Park Site Chosen for Southwest Corridor

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After years of Jamaica Plain residents battling to get a dog park in the neighborhood, it looks like that dream will come to fruition -- and it's going to be an impressively big one, too!

The dog park will eventually be built by Oakdale Street near the train tracks. and an initial proposal was for a 60,000 sq. ft. site. This site is already used as a renegade dog park as many people congregate there regularly with their pups.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) had proposed three sites on the Southwest Corridor. The proposals were discussed at a public meeting in August and there was also a public comment period during that month.


Proposed Site A for a dog park along Oakdale Street.

The initial proposal was for a gated area that included shaded locations, sunny spots, water features, overlook terraces and three entrances.

DCR project consultants are now developing a conceptual design process for the location, said Olivia K. Dorrance, DCR Press Secretary. Feedback from the public meeting and comment period will be included in the designs.

In the coming months a public meeting will be held by the DCR to present the public with a schematic proposal.


A proposed layout of Site A.