Temporary Dog Park to Open at Third and Binney Street Civic Space on January 11


1/8/2021

The City of Cambridge announced a partnership with the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA) to establish a temporary off-leash dog park at the CRA’s Civic Space located at 174 Binney Street at Third Street.

The dog park is scheduled to open on Monday, January 11 and will be operational through Fall 2021. The City’s off-leash rules and regulations will apply to this space and be enforced by the City of Cambridge Animal Commission. The hours of operation are from dawn to dusk.

This temporary dog park will provide a fenced area for dogs to play off-leash while a planned permanent dog run is constructed at the new Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. Park at Third and Rogers Street in East Cambridge. Construction of Toomey Park is currently underway and on track to be completed by Fall 2021. In addition to a new fenced dog run, the new Toomey Park will feature play areas, sand and water play, picnic areas, and seating. The site of the new park was previously host to a similar temporary off-leash space prior to closing for construction in late 2019.

“We greatly appreciate the CRA’s partnership in establishing this as a space for off-leash use while park construction is underway,” said Iram Farooq, Assistant City Manager for Community Development. “The previous temporary space at the park was well-used by nearby residents, and this was a good opportunity to set up a convenient space in the interim as we look forward to the new park opening in the fall.”

Once the permanent dog park at Toomey Park is completed, the Third and Binney Street Civic Space will no longer be used for off-leash purposes and will once again be made available to food trucks and other community amenities.

For more information, please visit www.cambridgema.gov/toomeypark.