A dog area will be included in the upcoming renovations to the Flaherty Playground. An email from Boston Parks and Recreation project manager said that after community meetings, it was determined that a dog area should be included in the new redesign. The community process included a survey released after a Sept. 13 meeting, which was filled out by 1,143 people. Of the respondents, 79% were in favor of dog park, 91% included their home address and 89% were from Jamaica Plain.
We are your neighbors. We all share the same love for Jamaica Plain and Boston
and we also have dogs. For over 20 years, the dog community in JP has tried again and again to have dog parks built in the neighborhood but each time we get close, the project is shutdown. As urban dwellers, we rarely have fenced yards and much of the parkland restricts dog
play. The need for a safe place to exercise our pups has only grown over time and now we are at a crossroads where the city has finally agreed to consider a designated section of the Flaherty Playground redesign to include a small dog park.
There is no official dog park in Jamaica Plain. Residents have been howling barking asking for one for many years. With its redesign of Flaherty Playground, the city is asking residents to voice their opinion of whether there should be a fenced-in dog run at the soon-to-be renovated spot. The city is asking residents to take a survey to tell the city if you would like a fenced-in dog run at Flaherty Playground by clicking here. The survey will be available for two weeks starting Sept.
The Flaherty Playground is going to get spectacularly renovated, and the city would like your input on three concepts that include play structures, swings, water features, amphitheater seating, bicycle racks, and more. The Flaherty Playground is located at the corner of Brookside Avenue and Cornwall Street. The deadline to take a survey is June 16, and people can view a video presentation of the concepts, review the project page, and take the survey to offer your responses. Each of the three concepts are each based upon a theme: treehouse, waterfall, and clubhouse. The concepts all feature an upper level, lower level, a slope area with activities, a passive nature area, and maintain existing trees to the greatest extent possible.
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a virtual community meeting on Jan. 20 to discuss plans to renovate the Flaherty Playground. The Flaherty Playground is a hidden gem on Cornwall Street with two age appropriate playgrounds with swing sets, and there's a blacktop to ride scooters and bikes. Parks and Recreation wants to hear from the community as to their needs and experiences with the playground. How is the park used?