Lose the leash -- help us build a dog park!


Friends of Fitchburg DOGS, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of dedicated volunteers together with the City of Fitchburg Parks and Recreation and Conservation Departments working to create a dog park to serve our community.

The City of Fitchburg began exploring the idea of creating the park because of the growing number of residents who have dogs and want a nearby location where they could take them off the leash and let them run and play in a safe environment.


  • Thanks to a Design and Construction grant from the Stanton Foundation and our park location at Coolidge Park is almost completed  construction and should be open by the end of July 2018
  • Thanks to fundraising and generous donations, the Friends of Fitchburg DOGS, Inc hasdonated the 10% match to the City of Fitchburg to cover the 10% match ($23k) and is currently fundraising for Dog Park Orientation Training group classes at the Dog Park, low-cost vaccine clinics and park maintenance fund.
  • See our events below for more opportunities to get invloved and help out the cause!

Join us!


10-30-2017 A tail-wagging good time at Fitchburg's Howl-o-Ween Sentinel & Enterprise

Photos: http://photos.sentinelandenterprise.com/2017/10/29/howl-o-ween-pet-parade-and-walk-benefits-fitchburg-dog-park/#1

10-27-2017 Main Street Halloween events are fit for both man and beast Sentinel & Enterprise

10-26-2017 Pet Costume Parade at Fitchburg Dog Park Sentinel & Enterprise

8-25-2017 Fitchburg board howls approval for proposed new dog park sentinel & enterprise
12-5-2016 Fitchburg dog-park gift has tails wagging sentinel & enterprise

11-9-2016 $23K grant is awarded to design dog park in Fitchburg Telegram & Gazette

11-7-2016 Fitchburg Dogs will have their day, thanks to big grant sentinel & enterprise

4-11-2016 Fitchburg Dog park at the Farmers Market Sentinel & Enterprise

1-11-2016 A Fundraiser for the Dogs in Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise

1-7-2016 Ornament Sales for Wagging Tails Sentinel & Enterprise

9-11-2015 Dining for a Cause to Benefit Dog Park Leominster Champion

7-23-2015 WPKZ 105.3 Radio Interview With Sam squailia for the Fitchburg Dog Park WPKZ

7-19-2015 DOG OWNERS in Fitchburg... Sentinel & Enterprise

7-14-2015 Woof! Fitchburg dog owners applaud plans for new park  Sentinel & Enterprise

5-29-2015  Canine Lovers Push for Fitchburg Dog Park  Telegram & Gazette

We would LOVE a dog park for our community! Not only would it help facilitate in educating and assuring good behavior with our dogs, it would be a community center to meet like minded people who we may have never met before. It would decrease the number of off leash violations and allow pet owners to be law abiding while exercising their dogs. I believe it would be a great benefit and resource for our community!
— Joyce Brassard -Fitchburg, MA
For all the good reasons it will be beneficial to our community, there is no reason it should not be. Just as we should not deny our children to have the freedom to run, play, exercise, and meet new friends (under adult supervision); we should not deny our dogs the same freedoms. Simply stated, it is a healthy win-win choice for all.
— Karen Walker
I think it’s important to have a clean safe environment to let out furry friends socialize...it gets more people out into the community and helps all involved with exercise and fresh air. no worries about my dog getting lost or taken...it’s a necessity...more people are sharing their lives with animals these days...I think it’s important to give them the same opportunities as our children...enjoyment and exercise.
— Jax Martinez Kimmel -Fitchburg, MA

 Our doggies can't wait to play!