The park is currently: CLOSED 

Howl’ween 2018 is coming!

We have started planning for the annual Howl'ween event! The event will be held at the Chelmsford Dog Park on Saturday, October 13 from 10-2 So, start thinking of costume ideas for your dog (and yourself.) As usual, we'll be holding the vendor fair, and offering food, raffles, contests and the costume show!

A Dog’s Eye View looks at…Bad Dogs, Part Two

Your Pictorial Holiday Guide to the baddest of the Holiday Bad. Because pictures are worth a thousand words. Brought to...

Amazon Smile

As the holiday season ramps up and we start our frantic shopping sprees. think about the CDA for a moment! If you shop on Amazon, you can help us (and the park)! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Howl’ween 2017 Gallery

Thank You all for attending Howl'ween 2017! Below are the results of the costume contests and the photo gallery of pictures taken at the event. Many thanks to our photographers, Mary McConnell and Cara Zipoli

A Dogs Eye View: Phoenix’s Surgery

It’s been a Ruff summer for Phoenix and Smokey.

A Dog’s Eye View: You Ate What???

I created an online survey where people told me the strangest things their dog has eaten and not make himself (or herself) sick. The following list has me convinced me we are all surrounded by Bad Dogs to such a degree, that when my major policy renewal season is over at the insurance agency, I may just start petitioning the State Legislature to make Chronic Bad Dog Syndrome (CBDS) an ailment worthy of allowing me to obtain an ADA placard for my car, and maybe install some sirens and flashing lights. Simply because when I need to get to the emergency vet, I need to get in there RIGHT NOW, and really, really need the closest parking space in order to minimize distance to their front door.

Park Status Update: May 27

The grass is coming in nicely, but still needs protection from even accidental escapes. As noted, we will be reviewing...

A Dog’s Eye View: Back from the Dead… Again.

Hello again, I seem to be following a pattern of writing a new article every 13 months to two years....

A Great Big Thanks!

Thank you to all of the wonderful and hard-working folks who came down to the spring cleanup work party (aka poop-a-palooza)! Everyone worked very hard to clean up, make the park look nice - and did a great job.

UPDATE: Poop-a-palooza and Spring Work Party

POOP-A-PALOOZA AND WORK PARTY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 22 - NOTE THE CHANGED DATE! We are planning a Poop-a-palooza and work-party to do spring-time cleanup maintenance on the park – On Saturday, April 22, from 8 till 12. Please contact Will at webmaster@chelmsforddogassociation.org or on Facebook if you are interested in helping. (Do note, this does qualify as volunteer hours for high school students and the requirements for the National Honor Society.) The park will be CLOSED for normal usage during this work-party, but volunteers can bring their dogs to hang out in the training area while we humans make the park nice for them (and us).

Survey

Park Use Survey

This is a survey about people's use of the Chelmsford Dog Park. We appreciate all input (and the answers are anonymous, unless you enter your email address on the last page of the survey.)

Toxic Dog Waste?

Dog poop is a problem we deal with on a daily basis. But is it dangerous? How much do you know? Is uncleaned pet waste a health hazard? The short answer is YES! Read the article for the details...

Time to License Your Dog!

Reminder: It is time to get your 2017 dog license! Your dog can't come to the park, without a valid license from your town! Licensing your pooch online is as easy as 1-2-3: 1- Digital file (PDF, JPEG, TIFF, etc.) of your dog's current rabies certificate from your veterinarian; 2- To renew a previously licensed dog, please have last year's tag number available. 3- Credit card or checking account payment information.*

Happy New Year!

May everyone (and every dog) have a happy and safe year in 2017!

All Trash is CARRY OUT!

The park is now CARRY EVERYTHING OUT! DO NOT leave poop on the ground. DO NOT leave poop bags on the ground or gathered up into a bag on the fence. DO NOT leave your Dunkins cups or water bottles in the park. When you leave, TAKE IT ALL WITH YOU.