The Anne Fracassa Memorial Dog Park is a small, fenced dog park located in the southwest corner of Burdi Park. It is contained by a six-foot fence which surrounds a part of Burdi Park and is managed by the animal welfare commission.
The park has plenty to offer and if you are a pet parent who wants more exercise for your canine child, this is the place to go. Far from empty, the park has agility equipment and toys to aid your canine’s exercise and health goals. The park has picnic benches all throughout for you to sit and relax on while supervising your dog and getting to know your neighbor better. However, there are only a few tables and there is no overhead cover, which is a problem during inclement weather.
In the summer you will find kiddie pools where your pooch can play. There are plenty of pooper scooper bags and trash bins, so there should be no problem picking up after your dog and ensuring that the park is clean. But, ask any dog owner and they will tell you that the one thing they like most about the Anne Fracassa Memorial Dog Park is the secure access.
There is a nice blend of dog owners and dogs that come to the Anne Fracassa Memorial Dog Park, which is perfect for those who like observing dogs and people watching. The park is not overcrowded because it is off the beaten path, so you need not worry about it being packed with people.
In order to use the park, you have to apply for a gate key. Application forms are available online, as well as from the Parks and Recreation Office. The fee for residents is $10 and $20 for non-residents. Proof of parvo, distemper, rabies, and bordetella vaccinations must also be submitted to the clerk’s office in order to receive a dog park key code.