Lose the leash -- at the new Fitchburg Dog Park!

198 Townsend Street, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420


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, a generous donation from Worker’s Credit Union, and much support from dog park friends member donations, our park location at Coolidge Park has completed construction!

  • Our Grand Opening was held August 26th, 2018 and was a pawsitively pawsome success! Hundreds of dogs, so many vendors, so much fun was had!

  • You are welcome to join us anytime, 8am to dusk, all year long! Please see our dog park rules page for more info.

  • See our events below for more opportunities to get involved and help continue to fund our park maintenance and growth fund.

  • Upcoming events include our Puppy Love PAWTY Live auction fundraiser at River Styx (Dogs welcome!) and our low-cost vaccine clinic at the Fitchburg Central Fire Station on Saturday March 23rd, 2019 10am-12pm.

Join us!


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!