The CDA (Chelmsford Dog Association) is a group of people who worked to build and now maintain the Chelmsford Dog Park. The CDA also has a goal to educate people about responsible dog ownership.
The CDA (Chelmsford Dog Association) is a non-profit organization made up of residents from Chelmsford and surrounding towns, organized to help promote 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.
The CDA worked to build and continues to maintain the Chelmsford Dog Park. The CDA also works 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 separate the tasks of their charter. The CDA was to remains dedicated to supporting local dog owners in all ways, including community outreach and education while the Friends of the Chelmsford Dog Park (FCDP) was to take on the role to work with the Town of Chelmsford (through the Town’s Dog Park Advisory Committee (DPAC)) for maintenance and development of the park itself.
For 2020, the CDA focused 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. However, as of May 31, 2021,t he FCDP decided to dissolve and, after discussion with the DPAC, handed the responsibility for the maintenance of the Chelmford Dog Park back to the CDA.