The Off-Leash Recreation Program has been designed to meet the needs of the City’s dog owners who want off-leash time while sharing park space with other park users. Sharing our parks helps us maximize the use and enjoyment we all receive from our open spaces.
Dogs – On a leash – are allowed anywhere in any of our parks, except for inside tot lots and Little League fields. All dog owners are required to pick up their pet’s waste and dispose of it properly in the blue trash barrels.
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Off-Leash Recreation Specialist
General Duties and Responsibilities
Reports to the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation and collaborates with the Police Department’s Animal Control Officer and the City’s Off-Leash Area Working Group (OLAWG).
Travel throughout the City to all parks and other City-owned land to help monitor on- and off-leash activity in coordination with the Animal Control Officer.
Help to educate and familiarize off-leash area users, park visitors and abutters with the Off-Leash Recreation Program.
Old Cold Spring Park
Before you go to the Park
At the park:
|Permits may be obtained at Newton City Hall Clerks Office|
|City Hall-First Floor
1000 Commonwealth Ave, 02459.
Monday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
|Please bring with you:
Proof of Dog License
Proof of Current Rabies
|Off Leash Brochure
Off Leash Permit Applicaton
Off Leash Dog Walkers Application