Charlesgate Dog Park

Dog Park icon Imagine an off-leash dog park located where the Back Bay, Fenway and Kenmore neighborhoods meet. The Charlesgate Alliance is working hard to make the Charlesgate Dog Park a reality.

On Tuesday, April 7th, a Zoom online meeting was held to discuss the Dog Park design. Here is a video of the meeting.

The Boston Sun had an article on this aspect of the project in early April 2020.

Here is a map of the area that our public process determined best for a dog park.
Dog Park location diagram

There are a number of ways you can get involved. You can join at least one of our Dog Park Sub-Committees.

Design and Research
The Design and Research group will be focused on the physical design of the park and work with the design team developing the final design.

The Fundraising committee will work to raise the funds to build and maintain the dog park. Funding will be raised through a capital campaign, through grass roots efforts and more. This group will work to come up with these ideas and implement them.

DCR, the Department of Conservation and Recreation of the Commonwealth, which manages the land, has limited resources for maintenance. Community support will be required to achieve our goals of these new facilities, which will require additional maintenance. A large part of ensuring the realization of the dog park is developing a clear plan for a long-term high-quality dog park. The Maintenance group will help to develop a credible maintenance plan in light of DCR’s limitations and in consideration of other partnership opportunities.

Community Outreach and Public Relations
This group will develop and implement initiatives to engage and inform the public about the project and our process.

Rules and Regulations
As we get closer to shovel ready, the Rules and Regulations group will become more active. This group will work to come up with systems in line with applicable City and Commonwealth rules and regulations and will help make the park a healthy, safe, successful and integrated part of the community.

If you would like more information about the dog park element of Charlesgate, write to us at

Donate to the Charlesgate Alliance Dog Park Fund

You can specify funds that you donate to the Charlesgate Alliance exclusively to support the Charlesgate Dog Park. To donate on the web, click the button below and simply select “Charlesgate Dog Park” from the drop-down menu.


If you prefer to write a check, make it payable to Charlesgate Alliance and write Charlesgate Dog Park in the memo area. Mail to:

Charlesgate Alliance
c/o Emerald Necklace Conservancy
125 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Proposed Dog Park