Great Book Farm / State Forest (Carlisle)

There are a large number of trails that criss-cross this property. We started with the Pine Point Loop. This 2-mile trail has several spin-off loops if you want to add some additional distance. It’s a very easy walk. In mid-February, there were still some sections that were very icy, very muddy, or both. Some sections were still snow-covered as well.

Cranberry Bogs (Chelmsford/Carlisle)

The Cranberry Bog Reservation stretches between Chelmsford and Carlisle. There is parking on Elm Street in Chelmsford and on Curve Street in Carlisle. The loop is just over 2 miles — but, be aware, there are several dead end trails that end in private back yards.

Storm Expected: Lot will be CLOSED

NOTICE: A major storm is expected Saturday night and into the day on Sunday.
As usual, with snowfall accumulations over 3 inches: The Dog Park parking lot will be CLOSED, pending plowing. Expect the lot to be closed all day Sunday.

Santa Pics

The pics of the dogs with Santa, at the park on Saturday, December 9, 2023

Calendar Winners!

These are the CDA’s 2024 Calendar Contest Winners!

Pictures with Santa at the Park!

Santa will be visiting the Chelmsford Dog Park on Saturday, December 9, from 11am – 1pm
The CDA will be taking pictures of the dogs with Santa!

Eagle Scout Project Starting – Small dog side to be closed

Because of the scout eagle project work this weekend, the small dog side will be CLOSED during the work.
The Training/Rental area will be reserved for small dogs to use during the closure.

Howl’ween 2023 Pictures

A *HUGE* thanks to all of the volunteers, vendors, and participants in our 2023 Howl’ween event.
A special thanks to Peter D at Jones Farm for the beautiful pumpkins, mums, and other decorations in the photo area and to Cara Zipoli, our photographer.

Chelmsford Dog Park 2024 Calendar Contest

The Chelmsford Dog Association is sponsoring a contest to build a calendar of the dogs of the Chelmsford Dog Park for 2024!

Howl’ween 2023

Howl’ween 2023 is coming up at the Chelmsford Dog Park, on October 28th from 11am-2pm!
Vendors, costume contest, raffles, silent auctions and games,

The Chelmsford Dog Park is located at:
52 Richardson Rd, North Chelmsford

The park is currently: CLOSED
(Dusk Until Dawn)

Live Feed from the Park!

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Welcome to the Chelmsford Dog Association website!

Chelmsford Dog Association is a non-profit organization made up of residents from Chelmsford and surrounding communities with the charter to educate and support local pet owners and to promote responsible pet ownership enlignepharmacie.com.

Dog Owner Reviews

took my puppy here once on the way home from a visit and I’m so glad I did! the dog park is very large, with a separate puppy area and a partially closed off ‘training’ area that could be used for a spot to chill for a minute. gazebo in the middle, benches, a covered picnic area, and plenty of pet-friendly water fountains. overall it was a very positive experience, will definitely be back!

Audra

Bring Fido Review, Nov 2022

Best kept dog park in the area. I normally prefer to take alfie of leash hiking but when you need some extra socializing it’s great. Big and small dog areas. Time out pens. Obstacles, and just enough parking so it doesn’t get crazy packed. The people that go there / support it really take care of it. While they are watching their dogs they are taking and picking up leaves as well…

Niles (Alfie’s dad)

Google Review, Apr 2021

A wonderful place for your four legged baby to enjoy being exactly what they are! A DOG! lots of amazing friends to be made here, be grateful for such a place where you and they can feel and be safe!
Jacquie P Vieira

Facebook Review, Nov 2019

4.7
Based on 333 reviews
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Julie CottonJulie Cotton
11:31 20 Jun 23
I am new to this park and have wonderful experiences! This past weekend however, I hadn't been there even 5 minutes and a woman was feeding my dog a treat. Some dogs, like people have allergies for one thing. You could, by handing out treats of any kind, make a dog sick or even cause death! Secondly,, many dogs are food aggressive. Bringing tteats/food is simply asking for trouble! Before I could say anything to her, another dog wearing a "PLEASE DO NOT PET" harness, (I noticed him/her as we arrived as he/she growled at us through the fence!!), suddenly went after my dog in a very aggressive manner. I yelled, very loudly and thankfully stopped the "interaction". The owner, who was sitting in the shade several yards away, never even moved, except to say his dog's name, (barely audibly). When asked by a woman if his dog was friendly he responded, "Yah, he likes other dogs." All of this happened in less than 6 minutes and sadly I decided to leave. My dog isn't perfect and anyone who thinks their own is, is kidding themselves. They're wild animals at their core. It's our job to help make them the best and happiest they can be. I realize the park can't be monitored at all times. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful place to take our dogs! I hate to think that a few irresponsible people can ruin it for those who follow the rules and do the right thing. The vast majority of people and dogs have been so friendly and nice, and that's as it should be.
Christopher ConsoliChristopher Consoli
11:20 19 Feb 23
In my opinion it's the best dog park around. The only downside is the grass is gone so it gets muddy. The dogs and their people are all very friendly. Its clean and there is lots of room to run and play.
Steven FlynnSteven Flynn
03:35 13 Feb 23
I love this place and so does my dog,,theres so many different dogs for her to play with,,most of the people are friendly but there's a few snobs,,thats fine too,, im not there to socialize I'm there to have fun with my dog,, I guess my biggest complaint would be that some people tend to just let there dog in and when the dog needs to be "reprimanded" the owners on the other side of the park on the phone or whatever,,just not paying attention,, otherwise this is my dogs favorite dog park and we'll be back asap
Sang NguyenSang Nguyen
19:00 11 Feb 23
Great park & a lot of amazing people you meet here. Not ideal for medium dogs. My 30 pound dogs was bitten 3 times in one month by other large dogs while irresponsible owners stand there. If your dogs is 10x larger than you & you can’t control them. You & your dogs shouldn’t be here & putting others at risk. Then have the audacity to interrogate me. Because my dog is over 5 pounds, they are not allow to play on the smaller dog sections. Today was the 3rd incident, I will be seeking alternative for my dogs social life.
Rachel EmelockRachel Emelock
19:33 19 Aug 20
This my pup’s favorite place in the world. The Friends of the Chelmsford Dog Park has worked very hard to make sure that there is grass for pups to run and roll in and there are multiple poop bins with poop bags located above them so you can pick up after your pup.It’s very clean and friendly.During Covid they’re requiring everyone to wear masks at the park to keep it safe and open.It’s busy most of the weekend but evenings and mornings are pretty quiet. There’s a side for pups under 25lbs and another for all sized dogs with an additional area that can be closed off and rented for small gatherings. If you see my crazy pup (from the photos) feel free to say hi! It’s the friendliest dog park in New England!
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Chelmsford Dog Park
4.0
Based on 33 reviews
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Michele Orender
Michele Orender
23:49 12 Feb 23
I’m a resident of Chelmsford, I brought my 6 month old 13lb puppy there today. The park was maintained well, clean and... greatly sectioned off with signs… or so I thought!!!!!!!! My puppy was on the 25lb and under side. I chatted with a few people that had very well behaved small dogs. THEN a man brought in his German Shepherd!!!!! She was out of control and immediately went after my puppy (probably because he was the most scared dog). The dog held mine against the fence while I demanded the man call his dog. The man refused and I had to launch in between the big Shepard!!! The man didn’t speak much English nor did he sense the urgency in my voice. I could ramble on for a long time about the damage this German Shepard has caused my puppy but I don’t have the time. My dog is learning how to interact with other small dogs and THIS was a huge setback!!!!!!!!!!!read more
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Kim Lally
Kim Lally
13:30 21 May 22
Hello, I’m a little late since I’ve been off social media for some time but reading through these reviews were quite... funny. My dog and I come here pretty much every day. Dogs, like humans, have good days and bad days. I think patience and kindness really goes a long way in those situations.

Anyways, I moved to MA from TX in 2020 & adopted Jethro in 2021 and I didn’t have any troubles whatsoever reading nor understanding the signs. As a southern individual, and also well traveled thanks to being military & simply blessed, when I see “small dog park” I think small dogs and when I “All size dog park” I think all dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcomed. Not sure what the previous problem was with the signage but it’s pretty clear to me(& I’d think all New Englanders, & humans alike) that there’s a small dog park to take your small dog to if you don’t want them playing with everyone. I believe there’s even a weight limit on the small dog park signs? Anyways, we love Chelmsford Dog Park, both sides, as Jethro started on the small side and then got big😂 We also really love when the little gray French Bulldog Shakira comes over to the all dog size park. That’s one of Jethro’s girlfriends and they have so much fun together. Shout to Diane and Shakira! We love y’all and many others that go here ♥️ amazing dog park, keep up the outstanding work, and we will miss it very much come June as we’re moving to FL. Thank you Chelmsford Dog Park for all the wonderful memories you’ve given me and Jethro ♥️
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Erika Marie
Erika Marie
21:11 09 Feb 22
We recently moved to the area and stopped by Chelmsford dog park today and loved it. It’s very icy because of recent... weather but my dog enjoyed being able to run around and meet a few friends. Looking forward to coming back when some of the ice melts!read more
Deborah Versackas-Milner
Deborah Versackas-Milner
13:41 11 Oct 21
We just took our puggle here for the first time on Sunday, overall it was a good experience (for small dogs) and we... will be back. The small dog side had a bunch of friendly dogs who all played together well. The owners were nice and all the dogs seemed happy for the hour plus we were there. I was disappointed by the amount of poop that wasn’t picked up- the Billerica dog park, while smaller, does not have this issue.
The other side of the park with the larger dogs, had several aggressive dogs and owners who had no business being there. There were several fights with multiple groups of dogs and a few owners and at least one dog got bite. I hope that is not the norm as it is a huge park and the dogs really seemed to enjoy it.
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Earl Butch Merrill
Earl Butch Merrill
19:22 04 Feb 20
Little dog side is perfect
Jen Gleason
Jen Gleason
13:12 23 Dec 19
it's a great place to let the doggos run free
Eileen O'Keefe Byrne
Eileen O'Keefe Byrne
12:12 05 Dec 19
Great facility, great dogs and great dog owners. Love bringing my pooch there.
Jacquie P Vieira
Jacquie P Vieira
04:22 26 Nov 19
A wonderful place for your four legged baby to enjoy being exactly what they are! A DOG! lots of amazing friends to... be made here, be grateful for such a place where you and they can feel and be safe!read more
Sopheap Samith
Sopheap Samith
21:42 23 Jul 18
Horrible experience every time I come here. One time going there, there was this husky that pin my dog down, bark and... tried to bite my dog multiple time. I ask the owner for some help but just look at me and continue talking to their crowd. Until the same dog attack my dog and another dog was when he finally did something. His friends then blame my dog for the problem and the other person for the situation that happen. The second time I went was today, this lady was to busy on the phone and had no patience. My dog is a really friendly dog and tried to introduce himself twice to her beagle and she yelled at me saying my dog don’t want to play with yours and continue talking on the phone. Her dog clearly look thirsty and hot but didn’t do anything but instead continue talking on the phone. I left after that. I can’t deal with stupidity. This place is either you know people or it’s not the right place. Everyone has there own pack and think their dog is better than yours. They constantly talk down on your dog when their dog is the only attacking other dogs. If you go here make sure you have a friend with a dog for your dog to play with because most likely you’ll run into someone who’s going to blame you for something or just talk down on you. Don’t bother with this place. Just ignorant selfish people. There is some people there that are extremely nice and their dogs but you have to go at the right time. Highly suggest benson park in NH, it’s far but everyone there is extremely nice and so are the dogs. Amazing place.read more
Kia Waters
Kia Waters
11:36 29 Mar 18
We just starting taking our 10 month old boxer puppy there early morning and it’s been great. He’s very hyper so thank... you to everyone for being patient with him and so welcoming.read more
Nicki Morrison
Nicki Morrison
21:10 16 Feb 18
This park is closed more than it is open.Also I find the president of the association to be very condescending and... rude. Beautiful area but disappointed at times.read more
Tracey Parkhurst
Tracey Parkhurst
02:19 22 Dec 17
Holly Christine
Holly Christine
15:04 06 Oct 17
I really enjoyed it, I have a pug and he was still able to play on either side the small dog side or the bigger dog... side. This was important to me because I did not know how he would do with all the other bigger dogs. He was fine, the people were great, I cant wait to bring him back =)read more
Gemma Lamar
Gemma Lamar
00:23 13 Sep 17
Very clean and the dogs were all getting along super well!! Will be coming back more frequently during the week! Thank... you to all the volunteers for your hard work!!read more
Patricia Bryan
Patricia Bryan
00:19 22 Aug 17
Hi I used to bring my dog there all the time. But my dog got attacked by another dog that was part pit bull. I have... a very mild Lab. Had a hard time getting him off her. Very aggressive dog. Cost me 700.00 to get her ear fixed. Sad people should never bring aggressive dogs to dog parksread more
Will Wagner
Will Wagner
23:29 16 Aug 17
We love the park. Our dog asks to go down every night!
Mark Sarmento
Mark Sarmento
15:53 25 Jul 17
The town should be proud of this park and the committee has done everything to make it beautiful. Volunteers etc all... deserve a pat on the back for the great job they have done.read more
Patrycja Agnieszka
Patrycja Agnieszka
22:07 14 Jul 17
My family ( including my 4.5 year old son)went to dog park today with our Luna to pay. We have been going there on few... occasions before and always had good experiences. Unfortunately we are asked to leave today abecause apparently my son was too small to be here. The president threat to call police on our family too. So my question is what is the age of kids who can come with their pats? Moreover you really have to have a sign at entrance stating that kids are not allowed!!! Thank you for listening!read more
Marcia Zaniboni
Marcia Zaniboni
18:16 20 Jun 17
Love bringing my little guy here several times a week. But today the small dog area had about 6 dogs in it and not one... was under 25 pounds. The dogs were friendly and playful but literally ran over my 15 pounder. When she gets intimidated by big dogs she just walks away but they would not leave her alone. My statement that the other dogs were a too big had no effect so we just left. Hope this is not a common occurrence.read more
Katie Bryant
Katie Bryant
17:32 03 Jun 17
It would have been nice to know that the park was closed before I drove thirty minutes there. I checked Facebook and... google, both saying the dog park was open. I pulled up parked my car, my sister got out of the passenger seat (all while a woman was clearly starring), I got out and then got my dog out of the car, after the dog saw my car proceeded to tell me the dog park was closed for the day for a work day and that I could come help them but they were pretty much done. There were about five or six dogs playing in the smaller section of the dog park. I'm not going to leave my dog in the car while there are other dogs playing in the dog park to come help you. If your going to close the park, clearly post it so that everyone knows it's closed.read more
Cindy Sharkus Vokes
Cindy Sharkus Vokes
00:50 24 Apr 17
Went with my one year old lab today. She loved it! I was so impressed with the cleanliness and responsible dog owners.... Great time .. will be visiting again !! Thank youread more
Nicole Gamez
Nicole Gamez
17:47 15 Apr 17
Celina Bourgeois
Celina Bourgeois
02:52 12 Dec 16
Great place to bring your dog for a good run or to wear that puppy out. Separate areas for large or small dogs. Lots of... room to run and water and pooper pick up already there. Benches for sitting while your dog runs wild in a safe fenced area.
Austin and I are enjoying our daily trip to the park. He is always soooo excited to see his friends and is always tired afterwards!
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David Correa
David Correa
21:27 26 Oct 16
Connor Crawford
Connor Crawford
18:22 06 Oct 16
Angela Bedoya
Angela Bedoya
00:41 14 Sep 16
Patti White
Patti White
01:29 09 Aug 16
Trying to get use to getting in the gates when you first arrive- dogs seem to surround the entrance gate. Mocha has a... great time- met her new "crew"! All dogs & people were friendly, watching their dogs and had fun‼️read more
Jeff Dyer
Jeff Dyer
01:34 08 Aug 16
I have been to the Chelmsford New dog park 3 times. The first time I arrived some lady greeted me at the front gate to... tell me I needed to read all the rules and obey them before I was allowed to bring my dog in. I was told to leave the tennis balls at the gate and I can get it on the way out. My second time going apparently my dog was having to much fun because she was playfully barking as she was running around with the dogs and I was told to read the sign out front that read NO EXCESSIVE BARKING. I was told if my dog didn't stop barking we were going to have to leave. I was also TOLD TO MAKE SURE MY CAR IS LOCKED BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN WINDOWS SMASHED AND A FEW BREAK INS INTHE PARKING LOT. My third and final time going to the dog park I got out of my car with my 5 year old nephew and was trying to walk in when a lady stopped us from entering and said kids are not allowed in. Literally was blocking the front gate from letting me in. So let's think about this. We are not allowed to bring toys, my 30 pound boxer isn't allowed to bark, my car has a chance of being broken into or my window smashed and my family isn't allowed to enter the park. Going to this dog park won't even cross my mind again and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.read more
Carly Reim
Carly Reim
03:35 21 Jul 16
We go the to dog park every day. It is simply the best dog park within 100 miles (and we have visited more than a few... in the last 5 months)! It's clear, the Chelmsford Dog Park was planned with tremendous love and care for the community, dogs and their humans. It has become an anchor for our community. Featuring a walking path to keep us humans active, and a shade area with picnic tables for us to relax and watch our fur babies have fun, water fountains, an agility area, and a park area for pups under 25 lbs (although many of the little pups prefer to be with the larger dogs and boss around the big softies) :). Lots of parking, and right around the corner from Sully's :). Most of all, I love spending time with the lovely people who come to the dog park. Well done!!!read more
Jeff Blanchard
Jeff Blanchard
03:42 04 Jul 16
Beth Randall
Beth Randall
13:03 26 Jun 16
Beautiful dog park! Lots of room for dogs to run, and a separate area for small dogs. Fantastic!
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Chelmsford Dog Park
4.1
Based on 19 Reviews
Rachel S.
Rachel S.
2020-02-24 10:36:20
This place is MASSIVE! Gets muddy very easily so come prepared to get down and dirty. Tons of space to run, lots of dogs. All the pups were awesome but some... read more
Eileen C.
Eileen C.
2019-05-26 13:02:06
I love that this place provides a water fountain for dogs. That is always a plus for me.No balls or toys for the dogs, so bring your own.There is... read more
Nancy S.
Nancy S.
2019-04-14 17:57:27
We just moved here from CA and found this great dog park!It's not fancy, with palm trees and water features but we love it.The dogs are a great bunch of... read more
Charles J M.
Charles J M.
2018-07-23 14:40:37
Great dog park.People I met there were friendly and dogs were well socialized. They are reseeding part of the grounds and it's fenced off but there's still... read more

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