Lotta Bradburn Schick Park is an attractive hill-top place which includes an open lawn area a shelter and numerous play structures. You can enter the park at Addington Road and Colbourne Path. The park is just one of the six lots bought by the Town of Brookline for recreational purposes. Opened for recreational purposes in 1950 and renovated in 1997 and 1998, the park was formerly known as Addington Park.
Although the Lotta Bradburn Schick Park Off-Leash Dog Area, there are always a few activities in the park and dogs must be kept on the leash for the comfort and safety of all park users during these activities. For example, dogs must be on their leash when park crews are working, for the safety of both the crew and animals.
In addition, the park may be closed during inclement weather and this usually happens during the spring thaw or if heavy rain is anticipated. The area for dogs is not fenced and dog owners think it is best for the park to have signs making the off-leash zones and hours clear to everyone.
Picturesque and equipped with various facilities, the park is a favorite of locals. There are picnic tables, picnic shelters, benches, and areas for seating, basketball courts, baseball/softball field, a playground, walkways, and hiking trails. These areas are shared with the general public, so keep a close eye on your dogs.
Because this place is part of the Brookline Green Dog program, there is an annual fee of $50 for residents and $100 for non-residents. Day passes can also be obtained at the Brookline Town Clerk’s office. Massachusetts state law requires all dogs to be licensed, as well as have current rabies vaccination before they are allowed to enter parks. This is critical in ensuring the health of dogs and other people. The license also helps identify dogs if they become lost.