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

198 Townsend Street, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420


The Friends of Fitchburg DOGS, Inc is a 501c3 nonprofit that supports regional animal welfare and our dog park in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
We assist with local Therapy Pets organizations, help organize low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics, and host fun community events for our pet parents around the Fitchburg and Leominster Mass area. Our organization is 100% volunteer run.

This park is an important community asset because of the growing number of residents who have dogs and want a nearby location where they can take them off the leash and let them run and play in a safe environment.

The Fitchburg Dog Park is now open every day and is FREE for everyone to use and enjoy!

Our park is open---but the hard work doesn’t stop there. We regularly hold fundraisers and events for our dog community as we must continue to maintain our park; pick up the trash, provide trash disposal bags and mutt mitts, clean the park, maintain the park (rake the leaves, sweep, clean, fix anything that breaks, etc.), educate the public about the park and park etiquette and fundraise into the future for a suitable surface that is not all mud for our doggies. . Please continue to support our efforts by renewing or becoming a member today!

Info & Updates:

  • 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 and 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.

Join us!


In the news:

2-28-2019 For Friends of Fitchburg Dogs, Cash is king Sentinel & Enterprise

10-26-2018 Scary weather Saturday cancels some Fitchburg events, but still fun to be had Sentinel & Enterprise

8-25-2018 New dog park 'opens' Sunday in Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise

6-14-2018 Dog park, years in the planning, soon to take shape at Fitchburg Coolidge Park Sentinel & Enterprise
10-30-2017 A tail-wagging good time at Fitchburg's Howl-o-Ween Sentinel & Enterprise

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!