What is the CDA?

The CDA (Chelmsford Dog Association) is a group of people who worked to build and maintain the Chelmsford Dog Park. The CDA also has a goal to educate people about responsible dog ownership.

In 2013, the CDA was officially recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit/charitable organization by the IRS.

The CDA had an agreement with the town of Chelmsford to provide volunteers and funding (through donations and grants) for the maintenance and support of the Chelmsford Dog Park. This includes the physical property and the well-being of the park users (both dog and human)

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

For 2020 and going forward, the CDA is focusing on the second half of their charter: Supporting and educating dog owners and will be doing Comunity outreach and holding seminars on various dog-related topics.


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