A Dog Park May be Coming to a Watertown Park Near You

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By Charlie Breitrose

Dogs may soon have a place to run and play in Watertown.

The Town Council voted Tuesday to ask town staff to explore the cost and timeline for building a dog run area in How Park on Pleasant Street, and investigate putting another one at Arsenal Park or Filippello Park. In addition, residents will be able to use a dog park being built as part of the new apartment complex being built on Waltham Street.

The run at How Park would be 200 feet by 100 feet, and would be along the sloped area near Pleasant Street, said Watertown Director of Economic Development and Planning Steve Magoon.

“It is sloped and has some trees, so it is not good for a ball field, but it is a good place for dogs to run around,” Magoon said.

No areas have been identified at Arsenal Park or Filippello Park.

The run at the new complex on Waltham Street would be near Walker Pond, across from the Gore Estate. The area will be 32 feet by 78 feet, Magoon said.

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