The park is currently: CLOSED 

Survey Results (so far)

Do you live in Chelmsford?

Yes 27 90%
No 3 10%

What is your Zip Code?

01863, 01824, 05065, 01879, 01876

Do you feel that building, supporting and / or maintaining a dog park is an appropriate use of town funds?

Yes 28 93%
No 2 7%

Do you currently visit Roberts Field for any of the following?

Friendship Park 13 62%
Baseball 7 33%
Soccer 0 0%
Ice skating 1 5%
Golf 0 0%
Walking 6 29%
Other 4 19%

People may select more than one checkbox, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

What is your greatest concern about a dog park atRoberts Field?

No concerns 12 40%
Security 1 3%
Overuse 0 0%
Maintenance 1 3%
Parking 1 3%
Noise 0 0%
Animal vaccinations / disease 0 0%
Irresponsible dog owners not cleaning up after their dog 11 37%
Other 4 13%

How many dogs do you own?

None 2 7%
1 19 63%
2 7 23%
3 1 3%
4 or more 1 3%

As a dog owner, have you taken part in educational and/or professional dog training?

Yes 18 60%
No 2 7%

Do you currently socialize, or exercise your dog away from your home?

Yes 20 67%
No 1 3%

When exercising your dog outside your home, what is your choice of leash use?

Full-time off-leash 0 0%
Full-time on-leash 8 27%
Both on and off-leash 12 40%

Would you use a dog park located at Roberts Field?

Yes 22 73%
No 0 0%
I don’t know 0 0%

If yes, how many times per week would you visit a dog park at Roberts Field?

0 – Less than once a week 2 7%
1 3 10%
2 12 40%
3 2 7%
4 2 7%
5 – Five times or more 3 10%

How many dogs would you plan to bring per visit?

1 – One 18 60%
2 8 27%
3 – Three or more 0 0%

What would your primary method of transportation be to a dog park at Roberts Field?

Drive 27 90%
Walk 1 3%

What types of features would you like to see at a dog park at Roberts Field?

Artificial turf for no-muddy areas 5 19%
Sand box for dogs who like to dig 7 26%
Water feature for dogs to play in 16 59%
People / dog water fountain 18 67%
Shaded Areas 23 85%
Separate areas for large dogs and small dogs 10 37%
Permanent benches for people 23 85%
Restrooms 5 19%
Handicap accessible 4 15%
Shelters 2 7%
Natural landscaping 15 56%
Other 1 4%

People may select more than one checkbox, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

Do you currently visit an area dog park?

Yes 12 40%
No 16 53%

Which park(s) do you visit?

Lowell Unleashed 6 55%
Pelham, NH 0 0%
Acton State Forest 3 27%
Other 7 64%

People may select more than one checkbox, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

On average, how often do you visit a dog park with your dog(s)?

0 – Less than once a week 4 13%
1 3 10%
2 3 10%
3 0 0%
4 0 0%
5 – Five or more times a week 1 3%

What days of the week do you prefer to visit a dog park?

Weekends Only 4 13%
Weekdays Only 0 0%
Both weekdays and weekends 8 27%

What time of day do you typically visit a dog park?

Early morning 6 50%
Mid Day 5 42%
Early Afternoon 2 17%
Late Afternoon 5 42%
Evening 3 25%

People may select more than one checkbox, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

When visiting a dog park, identify your role and/or relationship with the dog(s) you bring.

Dog Owner 12 40%
Dog Owner and Dog Sitter 0 0%
Professional Dog Services (Walker/Sitter) 0 0%
Dog Trainer 0 0%
Other 18 60%

How many dogs do you usually bring per visit?

1 – One 9 30%
2 3 10%
3 – Three or more 0 0%

When you visit a dog park, do you take children under the age of 13?

Yes 6 20%
No 5 17%
Sometimes 1 3%

Identify the reasons you visit a dog park?

Close to home 6 50%
Close to work 0 0%
Well maintained 4 33%
Socialize with other dog owners 8 67%
Exercise my dog(s) 11 92%
Train my dog(s) 1 8%
Socialize my dog(s) 11 92%
Personal fitness 0 0%
Other 0 0%

People may select more than one checkbox, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

Would you like to be contacted about helping to build the dog park at Roberts Field?

Yes 14 47%
No 16 53%

Would you like to receive updates about the dog park at Roberts Field?

Yes 18 60%
No 12 40%

Additonal Comments:

I used to live in albuquerque, nm and took my dogs
to an off-leash park all the time. I would love to have this kind
of outlet for my dogs again.

Waste recepticals that supply poop bags would be
helpful. Two designated area for dogs (large,small) will put
owners worries at ease. Vaccination requirement is a must also age
limitations. Puppies before 16 weeks can be questionable.

Would love to see a park.

so EXCITED!!!!

A dog park anywhere should work as long as people
are willing to follow the posted rules, and are honest with
themselves about whether their dog can handle being in a dog park.

“Love the idea of a dog park. We used to visit
one frequently near our house in Maryland!”

I think its great that Chelmsford will potentially
have a dog park. As long as people can control their dogs, it will
be a huge hit. I’m currently recovering from Leukemia, so I
haven’t been able to go to any of the meetings, but as soon as I’m
able, I’d love to help out in anyway. Please continue to keep me
posted.

Excited at the idea of a dog park in Chelmsford. I
currently take our dog to Lowell all the time and have a great
expierence there. Would be great for the community to have one in
our town.

Lighting, this is important in the winter as it gets
dark early.

I am anxiously awaiting the Chelmsford Dog Park and
I hope you allow children to be able to use it to play with their
dogs off leash (and allow the dogs to play with their children off
leash). We learned the hard way that the Lowell Dog Park does not
allow children under 14. One thing I do wish is that the dog park
was closer to the parking like the Lowell Dog Park is. My puppy
is STILL learning to walk on leash without pulilng. I really
don’t think you need anything fancy, just some benches, the dog
owners could bring their own water.

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