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Report posted at 9:39 on December 8. Updated at 8 a.m. on December 9.

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FRAMINGHAM – “At tonight’s Parks and Recreation Commission meeting we learned that Framingham’s 1st dog park will become a reality,’ said FramBark founder Shannon Stevens.

“It is officially under contract and is fully funded thanks, in part to a $225,000 grant awarded from the Stanton Foundation,” said Stevens, who is one of five Framingham Parks & Recreation Commisioners.”

The City of Framingham’s Parks & Recreation Department is working with the contract recipient to schedule a project kick off, said Stevens, who added the City is expecting to break ground late winter/early spring – weather dependent. 

“I’m thrilled that all of the hard work the FramBARK Board of Directors (currently, Linda Webster, Jessica Helgeson, Mike Henry, and April Lowe) has put in since 2014/15 to make this dream a reality.  We almost closed the doors on FramBARK in 2019.  Thanks to the enthusiasm and support of Mary Kate Feeney, Mike Cannon and John Stefanini, we breathed new life into the effort and can celebrate the result,” said Stevens.

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The dog park is scheduled to be built along Farm Pond adjacent to the city’s first-ever skate park.

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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.