The design phase for the DeFilippo (Gassy) Dog Park is nearing completion with construction expected later this Fall or early in 2017, according to Kelly Thomas, Dog Park Project Manager for the Boston Parks Department. Located on the ‘flights’ area of the Gassy, there are two fenced in terrace areas … larger dogs on the lower level and smaller ones up top. The park will be open during the day and closed at night using automatic locks.
RUFF North End has been a driving force behind the city’s first new dog park in many years. After managing a successful pilot program, the Parks Department, Public Works and RUFF are looking forward to bringing state-of-the-art artificial turf along with automatic irrigation and landscaping. Several dog-friendly features will be included, such as ramps, pipes and sprinkling fire hydrants.
Of the estimated $200,000 construction cost, 90% is being grant funded by the Stanton Foundation with the balance from the City of Boston who will provide maintenance along with help from RUFF North End.
Presentations from this week’s neighborhood meetings are shown in videos at the top and bottom of this post. Questions about the dog park can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.