City of Framingham Advertises For Bids To Construct Its First Dog Park

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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham will be accepting bids to construct the city’s first-ever dog park this month.

Bids are due by 11 a.m. on September 29.

Framingham Parks & Recreation plans to construct a dog park at Farm Pond Park.

Construction includes excavation, installation of fencing, concrete pad, irrigation, numerous agility nodes, signage, installation of rice stone, and additional construction related to installation. This project is funded thru a grant from the Stanton Foundation and is required to meet the standards listed within the specifications and site plans included in the bid packet.

Bid documents are available on Wednesday, September 15 at 10 a.m.

Bids must be submitted electronically through the City’s Vendor Registry system.  

Bids submitted through any other means, such as mail, email or hand delivery, will not be accepted and will be rejected by the City as non-responsive. 

A pre-bid meeting will be held on Wednesday September 22, at 1 p.m. at the Framingham Skate Park on Dudley Road.

In 2015, the organization FramBark proposed the idea of a dog park, in the then-Town of Framingham.

As the Town, and now the City, was slowed to get on board with the proposal, the organization submitted a petition in 2020 to the City Council, to force the city to take action.

Frambark identified the Stanton Foundation grant, which would pay for 90% of the project costs.

The estimated cost for the dog park is about $200,000.

The goal is to have the park open in 2022.

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