City of Framingham Still Searching For Dog Park Location

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Parks and Recreation Commission discussed the possibility of a City of Framingham dog park at its meeting this week.

Framingham Parks and Recreation Director James Snyder shared that the City is still searching for a suitable location for a dog park.

Snyder said there is the possibility for a grant and his office is looking into the grant.

Currently, a City of Framingham dog park has no dedicated city funds.

In 2015, Shannon Stevens of Framingham organized a group called FramBark to try to create a dog park in Framingham.

They had hoped to petition Town Meeting in 2016 and 2017 to approve funds for a dog park in the Town of Framingham. They were not successful in the venture and Framingham eventually voted to become a City.

FramBark has a Facebook page and has more than 200 members. They recently elected a new Board of Directors. They are:

  • Jessica Helgeson – President
  • Caelli Craig – Secretary
  • Samantha Craig – Treasurer
  • Mike Henry – Director
  • Linda Webster – Director
  • Stevens – Director


Shauna Golden

Since she was little, Shauna knew that she wanted a career in a field that would allow her to practice her love of writing on a daily basis. While attending Framingham High School, Shauna took several journalism and television production classes. It was during her experience in those classes that Shauna recognized her dream of becoming a journalist one day. She graduated from Framingham High School in May 2014. Now, at 21-years-old, Shauna is a rising senior at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. She is studying journalism with a minor in French language. Shauna hopes to use her passion for writing to better the world one day. She has a drive for delivering news and using all forms of journalism (print, digital, and broadcast) to deliver those stories. Shauna is expected to graduate from Quinnipiac University in December 2017. After graduation, she looks forward to entering the communications field and continuing to learn and grow both as a journalist, and as a person.

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