Dog Park Task Force

Overview:
The charge of the Dog Park Task Force is to shepherd the process of establishing one or more dog parks in Amherst and make recommendations to the Town Manager based on the findings of the Task Force.

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Dog Park Task Force Members

 
  Nina Allen (non-voting)
  Mike Chesworth (Secretary)
  Ana Devlin Gauthier
  Ted Diamond (Vice Chair)
  Kaye Sherwood
  Gina Fusco
  Jack Jemsek
  Ellen Keiter
 
  Carol Hepburn (Animal Welfare Officer)
  Jim Wald (Select Board Liaison)
  David Ziomek (Director of Conservation and Development)

Subcommittees
  1: Site Location (Ana, Kaye, Gina, Jack, Ellen, Jim, David)
  2: Design (Mike, Ana, Ted, Gina, Jim, Carol, David)
  3: Funding (Nina, Ted, Kaye, Ellen, Jim, David)
  4: Rules & Regulations (Nina, Ted, Gina, Jack, Jim, Carol)
  5: Sustainability (Mike, Ana, Jim, Carol)

Task Force Documents
     Task Force report to November 6 2017 STM
     Stanton Foundation Design Grant Application
     July 31 2018 Cost Estimate
     October 5 2018 Conceptual Master Plan



Resources

     Stanton Foundation Dog Park Grants
     AKC Establishing a Dog Park brochure 
     Spreadsheet with info on other Western Mass Dog Parks
     UC Davis Dog Park Guidelines
     Ann Arbor Dog Park Guidelines
     Kansas City Dog Park Report
     Feasibility Study: Anaerobic Digestion and Other Alternatives for Dog Waste


Other Massachusetts Dog Parks

     Agawam
     Granby
     Orange
     Sharon
     Provincetown