Dog Park Tags No Longer Required

It’s no longer necessary to apply for a Medway Dog Park tag in order to use the park with your pup. However, all other rules still apply – read about park rules and etiquette here.

You and your dog are welcome to come and enjoy yourselves in a safe and fun environment. While  you’re visiting, take a look around – everyone is expected to clean up after their dogs, and we have lots of bags available for you to use. But sometimes people don’t see their dog doing his/her business, or can’t find it, or just forget to clean up. We can all help out by picking up. Do your good deed for the day and everyone will have a cleaner and more fun time at the park.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions, or if you’d like to help out at the park. We love to hear from you!

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New Board Members Needed! Help Keep the Park You and Your Dog Love Running.

The Friends of the Medway Dog Park Board is in need of new members. Currently the Board is being run by only two active members; two other members have had to step down for personal reasons.

In order to keep our non-profit status, according to the park by-laws, we must fill the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Civic-minded individuals are needed now to fill the positions of Vice President and Secretary.

Some of the accomplishments of our past Boards are:

  • built a shed to store seasonal tools, poop bags, and items for fund raising events
  • developed and run the annual King Fido’s Faire fundraiser
  • organized spring park clean ups, with fun giveaways to volunteers
  • instituted membership cards with discounts at area businesses
  • bought a new picnic table, tools, poop picker-uppers, bags, and toys
  • designed a new dog park logo, and incorporated it onto merchandise.
    (Items are available for purchase through our web site)
  • built an informational web site
  • compiled a mailing list of members
  • sent newsletters to our membership
  • recruited a tree service which supplies the park with fresh wood chips (currently someone is needed who would be willing to be the contact for the service)

The continuation of these types of tasks, as well as new ideas that you may bring to our park as well, are not time-intensive, but do mean a great deal to our park friends. A lot has been put in place – now we need new board members to keep the ball rolling. We hope you will consider serving.

If you have any questions about the positions or the tasks they fulfill, please email us at medwaydogpark@gmail.com.

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Park Update!

***ATTN DOG PARK PATRONS:***

Effective immediately there is no longer tags or permits being issued for the dog park. People can go without them.

ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS OTHER THAN THAT ARE STILL GOING TO BE ENFORCED.

— Millis/ Medway Animal Control Officer

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Let’s Help Out Our Fellow Dog Parks!

FIDO of Natick is prepping to get a dog park built in Natick, MA and needs your help! Please check out the following survey and provide some helpful information for our fellow dog lovers: http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/78GSPPH.

Let’s help Natick build a dog park as fabulous as our park!

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King Fido’s Faire Update: Dog Park Bake Sale!!

dog-bakingThe Friends of Medway Park will be having a bake sale just outside King Fido’s Faire on Saturday, September 20th, 2014!  Please let us know at MedwayDogPark@gmail.com if you wish to help, or stop by the fair with your baked goods if you’d like to donate an item to the bake sale!

And don’t forget to bring your pooch to the park on the 20th, it’s going to be a barkin’ good time!!

 

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ANNOUNCING KING FIDO’S FAIRE!

KFF-EventPictureMark your calendars, the Friends of Medway Dog Park present the 5th King Fido’s Faire on Saturday, September 20th, 2014!!!

Come to the Medway Dog Park for a day of fun, contests, a raffle and more!  We’ve got a ton of amazing sponsors, and awesome raffle items.  There will be best dog contests and photo ops!  All spayed/neutered, vaccinated dogs are welcome, so stop on by!

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Park Cleanup Saturday, September 13th! Be there!!

The Friends of Medway Dog park have organized a park cleanup event for Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. sharp!  Trees will be trimmed, weeds will be pulled, and most importantly poop will be picked up!  We’re prepping to get the park ready for this year’s King Fido’s Faire (stay tuned for details…) and need YOUR HELP. 

The park cleanup is sponsored by Earth Rated poop bags, and those who show up early will get a special gift just for helping out!  We also need assistance from people with gas-powered landscaping equipment (think: lawnmowers, weed whackers, etc.) so we can trim back some of the overgrowth from the summer.  Remember, the more people that show up, the faster the work goes by!  Every person makes a difference and we all need to chip in to make the park great!

MDP Park Cleanup

Download a copy of the flyer here and help us spread the word! Park Cleanup Poster

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ATTENTION: Planning Meeting This Sunday!

This Sunday, August 31st, 2014 the Friends of Medway Dog Park are having a planning meeting to discuss various upcoming park events.  We’re going to go over the park cleanup (sponsored by EarthRated™) on September 13th, 2014, and King Fido’s Faire on September 20th, 2014.

When: Sunday, August 31st, 2014 • 11:00 a.m. EST
Where: Muffin House (Formerly Coffee Sensations, in the mall beside the Job Lot strip mall) • 116 Main St • Medway, MA02053-1800 (directions)
What: Planning for upcoming park events

We need everyone to pitch in and help make these events a success so that the park we all love stays clean, fun, and open for many years to come.  Volunteers are needed for both the cleanup and King Fido’s Faire.

 

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Springtime Meeting Scheduled!

The Board of the Friends of the Dog Park has scheduled a meeting for this Monday evening, May 19, at 6:00 p.m. at the Medway Library, in the Cole Room.

The agenda of items to be discussed is:

  • Scheduling and organizing a spring meet and greet
  • Park maintenance
  • Dog licenses/renewals
  • Any other items anyone would like to bring up

Please plan to attend if you can; support your dog park!

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Judy Moffatt Featured in Local Town Pages

Our own outgoing Friends of the Dog Park Board President, Judy Moffatt, is this week’s featured artist in the Millis-Medway News’s Local Town Pages paper. Take a look at the article, here!

Congratulations, Judy, on all you’ve accomplished. We look forward to seeing more of your lovely mandala projects.

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