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There are over 2,000 registered dogs in Billerica. Where do you go with your dog in Billerica?  The Billerica Dog Park Committee is establishing a Dog Park for them to run, play, and socialize with other dogs.  We support other pet friendly projects as well.

Dog Park Progress
September 3, 2018

We have made great progress in the last few months.

The Plans are complete, and have been approved by the Town and the Stanton foundation.  

On August 17, the Town posted the project for bid.  See it here: https://www.town.billerica.ma.us/bids.aspx?bidID=14. On August 31, 13 bids ranging from $188,441 to $322,000 have been received and were opened.  Before the Town can award the bid, there are a few more steps.  First, the town needs to select a contractor which involves reviewing the bids, check qualifications, and negotiate the contract.  Second, the Town needs to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Stanton Foundation.

Assuming the planets align and everything falls into place, the Stanton Foundation and the Billerica Dog Park Committee will turn over the funds to the town so construction can finally start.  With a guesstimate of two months construction to complete the park, we are getting awfully close to winter again.  We have to see how this plays out whether construction starts this fall or in the spring.

See the detailed Plans and Specs:
https://sites.google.com/site/billericadogpark/home/BDP%20Sketch%202018-05-11.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1




Yankee Doodle Homecoming
Saturday, September 15 2018

March!

Everyone loves a parade.  We will be marching in the parade.  All dogs and their humans are welcome to march with us. The Yankee Doodle committee asks that groups meet up in the Kmart parking lot at 9:00 am. If you prefer, we allow dogs to join us mid-way, as some pups get tired and need to stop. Please remember to bring water and waste bags. See our Facebook page for more information.

Meet!

Stop by our information table outside Town Hall.  We'll be there from 9am to 5pm.  Stop by, meet us, and chat.

Check out all the events at www.billericayankeedoodlehomecoming.org.



Splash
Saturday October 6, 2018

Bring your pup out to enjoy a swim.  On Saturday, October 6, the Billerica Recreation and the Billerica Dog park are sponsoring Dog Splash at Micozzi Beach (586 Middlesex Turnpike, Billerica)

There will be three sessions:

  • Large Dogs 40+ lbs only:  10:00 AM ‐ 11:30 AM 
  • All Size Dogs: 12:15 PM ‐ 1:45 PM
  • Dogs 40 lbs or less only: 2:30 PM ‐ 4:00 PM

Cost: $10 per dog, per session

Pre‐registration is required, and space is limited to 30 dogs max per session.  Deadline is Wednesday October 3.

Download the Flyer here and Registration Form here, the Billerica Recreation web page http://town.billerica.ma.us/145/Special-Events, or pick it up at the Billerica Recreation office, 248 Boston Road, Billerica, MA 01821

DOGS - All dogs must be over 6 months old, show current rabies tags and licenses, and be current in all vaccinations including DHLPP. Female dogs must be spayed. Dogs must be well socialized. Aggressive dogs will be asked to leave. No pinch/choke collars are permitted. Dog must remain on leash when not on the sandy beach and remain closely supervised by their handlers. Owners/handlers must pick up after their dog.

HUMANS ‐ One handler per dog. The primary family handler must be adult at least 18 years of age. A second handler age 15 and older for a second family dog can accompany the adult primary handler. Only children over age 15 may a􀆩end and must be accompanied by a registered adult. Other than lifeguards, humans may not go past their knees in the water.

Questions? Please call Billerica Recreation at 978‐671‐0921.



Fundraising Continues...why?

We are continuing with fundraisers and events as we still need to pay the Town for ongoing operations and maintenance, currently estimated at $8,000 per year.  Keeping a dog park clean is not cheap, or, shall we say "pleasant".



How you can help...


The Billerica Dog Park will not be built by your tax dollars or town funds.  All funds will come from the generous support of the community. 

With your help, we are making the park a reality. The Friends of the Billerica Dog Park Committee is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Donations and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.



 Donate Online:

 Mail a Check:
Friends of the Billerica Dog Park Committee
c/o Billerica Town Hall
365 Boston Road
Billerica, MA 01821

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-3960306
Click the link above, and bookmark it for your future Amazon shopping.  Amazon will donate a percentage of your sale to your dog park.

Get your Swag on!
Check out the on-line store.  You can now get totes, hats and shirts.  Remember, we still need to ongoing funds to maintain the park after opening since the town will not fund it with town funds, so this is a great way to show everyone you support the park.




Join Us:  Come to a meeting and lend a paw. With your help, we can open the park sooner.


National Dog Day

Watch our YouTube video here.

Courtesy of Rick Dorrington




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