The park is currently: CLOSED 

Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the CDA! On this Turkey Day and following days as you eat, drink and have fun, be...

Fall/Winter Work Party

We are planning a work-party to do autumn cleanup and pre-winter maintenance on the park – On Saturday, December 3, from 8 till 12. Several folks expressed an interest in assisting last time and have asked “when is the next work party?” Please contact Will at webmaster@chelmsforddogassociation.org or on Facebook if you are interested in helping.

Mutt Strut

Although this is not specifically a CDA sponsored event, several students from Tyngsboro High School are doing an Animal Cruelty Awareness project. Their work will culminate in a pageant being held at the Dog Park on November 12. To get involved, please email them at the address linked on this page. Mutt Strut -- A Pet Pageant hosted by: Kim Welch, Kelly Robbins, and Charlotte O’Hayre

User Uploads Gallery

Did you know that we have a gallery just for you to upload your OWN pictures from the park or from CDA events? We do!

Vendors at Howl’ween 2016 (so far)

Vendors to date for Howl'ween: Rub My Belly Massage & Reiki, Fingers & Paws dog Training, PetWants Littleton, Origami Owl, Whisk Baked Goods, The Mad Hatter, Operation Delta Dog, German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Lowell Humane Society, Winter Leash Concert & Announcements: "Count" Brian Henderson Vendors who register by October 12 will be listed in our Event Program.

Autumn Work Party

We are planning a work-party to do autumn maintenance on the park - On Saturday, October 1, from 10 till whenever we are done. Several folks have expressed an interest in assisting, asked "how can we help?" and "when is the next work party?" NOW is your chance to step up! Please contact webmaster@chelmsforddogassociation.org if you are interested in helping or donating materials (needed materials, listed below)

dog licking peanut butter

Danger in Human Foods

A recent link by Philip Stanway of the Chelmsford Open Space Stewardship discussed the dangers of a food additive called Xylitol. Chemicals IN our foods are something that many people do not consider, especially for foods that are otherwise safe and enjoyable for the pups, like peanut butter. So, please be careful and aware when feeding human foods to your pets.

Hannaford Bags – Almost Done

You have one day left in August to pick up a blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag at the Drum Hill Hannaford! For each bag purchased, the Chelmsford Dog Association will receive $1! Help support the CDA and the dog park - purchase the blue bag with the good karma message!

Chelmsford Celebration of Apple Fall Fest

The CDA will be represented at the Chelmsford Celebration of Apple Fall Fest, on September 24. We will also be...

Chelmsford Center Country Fair

The Chelmsford Dog Association will have a booth at the Center Town Fair on July 3rd. Come buy something from...

Dog Park - Entry

A Discussion on Rules…

So, the park is coming along... and I know that everyone is champing at the bit to bring their dogs down and party! Just a little more patience, please. :-P However, there have been a few who apparently can't help themselves and have to find something to complain about (yep, you know who you are!) The most recent instance is someone who felt that, because of the park rules, "the joy & excitement has been sucked out of this by so much policing". So, let's discuss the rules.

Spring is Here!

Baroo!! Hello adoring fans!! I’m so excited about the dog park opening! I know everyone else is too! My mommy...

Playing at the Dog Park

Lisa Bert of Fingers and Paws Dog Training., along with Animal Control Officer Erik Merrill, donated their time for two days for the “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” seminars that were held at the Chelmsford Police Station in March. The goal of the seminars was to show folks how to decide whether their dog is comfortable at the Dog Park. She presented hints on dog body language and how dogs think when they meet a new dog. Lisa also stressed the importance of not being distracted by things like your cell phone and other people while at the park.

Sponsorship Opportunities (April 2016 Updates)

Many thanks to the Westford Veterinary Emergency & Referral Center, LLC who has agreed to sponsor the pavilion. We still have a whole list of opportunities for people and businesses to donate/sponsor at the Dog Park!

Recognizing Aggressive Behavior at the Dog Park

Baroo! Hello Fans! Please take a few moments to view this educational video about dealing with bully’s in the dog...