After 10 years of heavy dog use our dog park surface and substratum has amassed drainage issues related to compaction and structure which is preventing the necessary water drainage within the park. The lack of water drainage causes puddles. These puddles create an unpleasant odor and may increase the potential for health related risks.
The Friends of Peters Park volunteer group has been given strict guidelines from the City of Boston's Parks department on what the dog park refurbishment needs to entail. From this discussion with Boston City Parks department and from subsequent discussions with various contractors we've ascertained that the refurbishment will cost approximately $50,000 to $60,000. We also aim to raise funds to support the annual on-going maintenance of the park without depleting our existing reserves.
Full and explicit details about the surface and substratum issues that are causing the current drainage issues in the dog park will be presented formally on this website page and to the media shortly. In addition, we will also present formally to local media and through this website exactly what structural changes will be made to the dog park surface and substratum in the refurbishment.
More information to follow weekly!
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