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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Lowell Dog Park Open During Wastewater Facility Construction

Dog Park Open

Lowell Dog Park Open During Wastewater Facility Construction

Lowell, MA - April 6th, 2017The City of Lowell is pleased to announce that the Lowell Dog Park, located on 61 First Street Boulevard, near the MA-38/Hunts Falls Bridge Rotary in Centralville, will remain open during the construction of a new stormwater storage facility adjacent to the site.

The Dog Park was built in 2008 and is maintained by the Lowell Parks and Recreation Department with help from dedicated volunteers. The park contains an approximately quarter-acre fenced-in area for off-leash dog play, seating, and trash receptacles. Parking is available in the gravel lot directly adjacent to the park, and the park is open from sunrise to sunset.

City officials initially believed the current construction project might require the park to close. However, staff at the Lowell Regional Wastewater Utility, Lowell Parks and Recreation Department, and Lowell Department of Planning and Development collaborated to ensure the construction project would not significantly disrupt activities at the park. The land occupied by the park will eventually be required for future stormwater facilities, but the City is actively working to relocate the park before this time.

Construction is expected to continue through this summer. During this time, the gated entry to the off-leash area will be moved to a new location, but no other impacts are anticipated to the park. For questions, contact Steve Purtell.

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