Thursday, April 5, 2007

The Green Dog Program

The Green Dog Program started in the town of Brookline in response to requests for off-leash areas in which dogs would be able to run free.
To get the inside scoop about this great program, we met up with Shari Lyon and her adorable dog Stoly at the Griggs Park. Shari informed us that Griggs is known as the park for small dogs, like her own, whereas, Amory Playground is more suitable for larger dogs. As all of the parks are open to the general public, there are certain times that allow for off-leash dog activity. These times are listed below.

Off-Leash Hours:

Dawn to 9:00 am
Daniel F. Ford Playground at Emerson Garden
(Waverly Road)
Mary E. Robinson Playground
(Cypress & Franklin Streets)
Corey Hill Park (Summit Avenue)
Coolidge Playground (Columbia Street)
Lotta Bradburn Shick Park (Addington Road)
Soule Recreation Center (Hammond Street)
Jean Waldstein Playground (Dean Road)

Dawn to 1:00 pm
Amory Playground (Amory Street)
Griggs Park (Griggs Road)
Harry Downes Field (Jamaica Road)
Daniel J. Warren Playground (Eliot Street)
9am to 1:00 pm, April through November
Dawn to Dusk, December though March
Brookline Avenue Playground (Brookline Avenue)
Larz Anderson Park (Newton Street) Note: Top of the hill area, Avon Street side ONLY. No off-leash dogs in children’s play area, pond or garden area.

Pictured above are dogs playing at Amory Playground during off-leash hours.

Read more about the Green Dog Program in this brochure:

For more information on the Town’s by-laws & Green Dog Program updates, log onto the Town website: http://www.townofbrooklinemass.com/Recreation/Policies.html

1 comment:

_victor_ said...

that dog sure is very lucky... just droppin by.. hope you drop by my blog too..