Ogunquit Dog Park

In late 2009, the Select Board of the Town of Ogunquit, Maine approved the building of a Dog Park on  1 + acres of town-owned land adjacent to the Transfer Station.  The location is one mile west of the village center, off Berwick Rd.

In June of 2010, the Dog Park Committee began to raise funds to build the park, and due to the generosity of many businesses, residents and visitors, enough was raised by December of 2010 to complete stump grinding and fence installation.  A number of local volunteers had already cut down trees and cleared out brush during the fall of 2010.  The Ogunquit Dog Park was completed in late December, 2010.

The Ogunquit Dog Park officially opened on Saturday, January 15, 2011, with a ribbon pulling ceremony and cake & cookies provided by Brownie’s Barkery.  Cars were parked the entire length of Spring Hill Rd. with approximately 50 people and their dogs attending.

Martin Crosby and Tony Maurno of the Ogunquit Dog Park Committee spoke about the Dog Park approval process and thanked many of the businesses and people who contributed to the Dog Park’s relatively quick completion.  Tom Fortier, the Ogunquit Town Manager, and Donato Tramuto, Selectmen Chair, each spoke briefly, but were cut short by excited dogs barking to open the gate.  At 12:10 PM, the yellow bow on the gate was pulled by Ruby, a 7-month old Wheaten Terrier, to officially open the park and a snowy, fun time was had by all.

The Dog Park is open  7 AM to dusk, every day.

The Dog Park is in a wooded area, and the ground is covered with wood chips, which are frequently refreshed.  There is a 5-foot, vinyl coated steel fence, a separate area for small dogs, and triple gates at entry.  Dog poop bags are provided at the entrance.  The Dog Park is organically sprayed for ticks 3-4 times during the spring to fall seasons.  Running water is available mid-April to about November 1.  There are also picnic tables, benches and chairs for humans.

For more information and photos: www.ogunquitdogpark.com.