About the Chelmsford Dog Association

The Chelmsford Dog Association is a non-profit organization made up of residents from Chelmsford and surrounding towns, organized to help promote, build, and support the maintenance of the off-leash dog park in town as well as to promote responsible pet ownership and educate local pet owners.

Membership in the CDA is not required to use the Chelmsford Dog Park or to attend most CDA events.

However, by joining the CDA, your membership fee will go to support our mission to maintain the park as well as sponsor educational presentations, community outreach and provide other support for local dog owners.

If you would rather print it out, membership forms should be mailed to
Chelmsford Dog Association
PO Box 491
North Chelmsford, MA 01863
or handed to one of the board members at a CDA event or meeting.

We need your support!

The Chelmsford Dog Park costs approximately $12,000 a year to maintain, and is maintained by volunteers! We need your help to keep the park going.

Policies & Committees

The standard legal stuff that any official organization needs.

Volunteering

If you are interested in helping us put on an event, then please contact the Membership & Volunteers Committee and they’ll work with you to match you up with things you can do and things that we need done.

Our Sponsors

Many individuals and businesses have made significant donations of money, structures, services, or equipment at the Chelmsford Dog Park.

Our Mission

The Chelmsford Dog Association supports responsible dog ownership by providing a venue for recreation, exercise, socialization and education for dogs and owners in the community

We promote and support:

  • Proper exercise and socialization of dogs to ensure psychologically and physically healthy dogs; leading to beneficial relationships with their families, neighbors and the community.
  • Availability of legal, off-leash recreational areas for dogs to properly exercise in a safe and clean environment.
  • Education and informational resources for dog owners and the community to encourage acceptable dog behavior.
  • The rights and interests of dog owners and fostering the dog owner community.
  • The health, welfare and humane treatment of dogs.
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About the CDA (2)

The Friends of the Chelmsford Dog Park was a spin-off organization from the CDA.
As of May 31, 2021, the FCDP decided to disband and maintenance of the park was handed back to the CDA.

The Friends of the Chelmsford Dog Park was a spin-off organization from the CDA.

In December 2019, the CDA split the organization in order to better handle the tasks of their charter. The CDA remained dedicated to supporting local dog owners in all ways, including community outreach and education. The Friends of the Chelmsford Dog Park (FCDP) was to take on the role to work with the Town of Chelmsford (through DPAC) for maintenance and development of the park itself.

As of May 31, 2021, the FCDP decided to disband and maintenance of the park was handed back to the CDA.

Category: About the CDA
Tags: CDA, DPAC, FCDP

The Dog Park Advisory Committee (DPAC) is a town committe made up of Chelmsford residents who provides advice to the town (through the town manager) regarding the Chelmsford Dog Park.

The Dog Park Advisory Committee (DPAC) is a town committe made up of Chelmsford residents who provides advice to the town (through the town manager) regarding the Chelmsford Dog Park.

The DPAC works closely with the FCDP to determine the most effective use of grant monies for park enhancement and maintenance.

Decisions regarding closures and other site related questions come from the Town Manager’s office, as advised by the DPAC, who represents the interests of the town, and the FCDP who represent the interests of the Dog Park and their members.

As a town committee, the DPAC is subject to Open Meeting requirements.

http://www.townofchelmsford.us/505/Dog-Park-Advisory-Committee

 

Category: About the CDA
Tags: CDA, DPAC

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