Pittsfield’s new dog park is expected to open this summer and the city is seeking volunteers to join a new group, Friends of the Pittsfield Dog Park.

Here's more information courtesy of the Official Press Release From the City of Pittsfield and the Mayor's Office:

The city is seeking volunteers to join a new group, Friends of the Pittsfield Dog Park, which will help to support the park’s goals for all users.

The dog park, which will be located within Burbank Park, near the Valentine Road entrance, will be a fenced-in, off-leash area where well-behaved dogs can exercise, run free, and socialize in a clean, safe environment without endangering people, property or wildlife.

Becky Manship, the city’s Recreation and Special Events Coordinator, said the group will be an important component of the park’s success.

Manship had this to say regarding the Friends of the Pittsfield Dog Park group:

It is important to establish a ‘Friends of’ group to foster a sense of community and ongoing support for this project. Volunteers will be the eyes and ears of the park on a regular basis, assist in maintaining a clean and safe park space, and communicate with city staff on any issues or recommendations to improve the park.

Best part? You do not have to be a resident of Pittsfield to have the opportunity to show your support and volunteer your time.

For those interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Pittsfield Dog Park or are seeking additional information, please call 413- 499-9371 or email parks@cityofpittsfield.org.

Thanks to the city of Pittsfield for providing us with this much-needed information.

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