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FRAMINGHAM – FramBark’s summer dog festival was a huge success at Farm Pond Park yesterday, July 11.

The first in-person FramBark event since the pandemic, the event drew dog owners from Framingham, Ashland, Natick, Sudbury, & Marlborough.

Farm Pond park will be the site of the City of Framingham first-ever dog park, something FramBark has been working on for more than 5 years.

The park is scheduled to be built south of where the event was held but still along Farm Pond.

Framingham Parks and Recreation deputy director Thomas Begin said the earliest the park would be open, based on the construction schedule, would be in the Spring of 2022.

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The park is currently in its design phase, and dog owners checked out the design yesterday, and saw the first set of rules for the soon-to-be-constructed park.

FramBark founder Shannon Stevens said she was “thrilled” with the turnout.

She said she was happy to see lines for all the participating vendors, including JB’s Doggy Delights and Holistic Pup.

Artist Roger Cupertino drew dog (and owner) caricatures for those in attendance.

City Councilors Michael Cannon (District 4), John Stefanini (District 8) and George King stopped by, as did mayoral candidate Charlie Sisitsky.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.