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

Billerica Dog Park.  Comming Summer 2017.  Really!

The Dog Park Committee is please to announce that the Billerica Dog Park is now fully funded and have a target timeline for its completion.

We are working with the Stanton Foundation and will have a better, more ambitious Billerica Dog Park than we envisioned a year ago.  Our new $and improved 163,000 park will include bringing water to the site for irrigation and drinking fountains, two fenced in sections (one dedicated to small dogs), benches, trees, a shade pavilion, entrance kiosk, and some hardscape features, including the commemorative bricks you sponsored.

Last week, we received the design grant to hire a professional landscape architect.  We are currently qualifying firms, and will soon be requesting proposals from them.

Target Timeline:

  • Issue Landscape Architect Request for Proposal: August 2016
  • Select Landscape Architect: September 2016
  • Complete the design:  November 2016
  • Permits done, bids out to contractors and suppliers:  February 2017
  • Groundbreaking:  April 2017
  • Construction complete and opening: July 2017

That's right.  Our park will open next summer.  Get Pumped!  

Thanks again, Billerica, for your support and patience.

Thank you Billerica!

A funny thing happened on the way to raising $42,000 for Billerica's first dog park. We started working towards an application for a grant from the Stanton Foundation. The Stanton Foundation Foundation will fund a significant portion of the park.  So, we now have what is needed to apply for a Stanton grant.  All totaled, we have raised $25,720.  Along with a grant from Stanton, Billerica will get its dog park.

Thank you Billerica!

You're Awesome...
  • Yankee Doodle Homecoming in 2013.  This started our fundraising with $327 in change dropped in the collection jars.
  • $150 donation from O'Connor's.
  • $600 anonymous donation from another a Billerica business.
  • The 61 people who bought 74 Commemorative Bricks, adding a combined $2500.
  • Nick B, your $20 donation means just as much too.
  • The Billerica Community Fund's $9009 contribution funded by EMD Serono and Parexel.
  • ...and many many more.
We appreciate your support, patience and excitement to us opening Billerica's first Dog Park.  Fundraising has been a lot tougher than we expected when we started two and a half years ago.

Next Steps:
We are currently finalizing an application with The Stanton Foundation, and expect to submit it this month.  The Stanton Foundation, created by Dr. Frank Stanton, supports areas where he was unable to complete his charitable intentions during his lifetime.  One of those areas is Canine welfare and Dog Parks for Massachusetts.  If approved, they will fund the majority of our costs, and help us a achieve an even better park.  Think water feature and landscaping, a shade pavilion, and more.   

It should take a month or two to hear from Stanton.  Then the detailed design and permitting will commence.  We expect to start construction next Spring and open the park next summer.

Thank you Billerica!

Park Plans Developinghttps://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxiaWxsZXJpY2Fkb2dwYXJrfGd4OjRlMDBjMTE5YWMwOGU3Y2Q

The Dog Park will be in Vietnam Veterans Park.  Click here for the location on Google Maps

Committee member Candie Dryden of Dryden Designs is taking our initial plans to the next level.  Click here to see the full plan.

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 can make the park a reality in 2016. 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 Denis Hanley
13 Alpine Street
North Billerica, MA  01862

We now get a small percentage of sales when you shop Amazon via https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-3960306.  You can now support the Billerica Dog Park by clicking the link above, and bookmarking it for your future Amazon shopping.

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

Download your Bricks flyer.
Be a part of it.  Buy a Brick and Build a Park.

Brick Size
Your imprint message
We invite you to support the Billerica Dog Park with an engraved commemorative brick. These special bricks will be set in a place of honor at the new Dog Park.  Your brick will be a lasting part of the new Dog Park, and is a great way to
  *  Recognize your pet.
  *  Commemorate a lost pet.
  *  Congratulate a graduate.
  *  Send a thank you.
Commemorative bricks also make a unique and lasting gift.

Download the brochure here or buy on-line now.

National Dog Day

Watch our YouTube video here.

Courtesy of Rick Dorrington

Keep in touch...
Follow along, talk to us, get our newsletter ,or join the group (we meet each month)
Email us
Facebook Twitter email Newsletter

Subpages (2): Store Thank You
Billerica Dog Park,
Jan 24, 2015, 5:13 AM
Billerica Dog Park,
Jan 18, 2015, 3:24 AM
Billerica Dog Park,
Mar 10, 2016, 2:35 PM
Billerica Dog Park,
Mar 31, 2016, 5:15 PM