Amherst Dog Park Home Page

The Amherst Dog Park is open!

The Grand Opening was on Wednesday July 27. and the park is now open from dawn to dusk every day. Enjoy!

The Amherst Dog Park is located on 1.5 acres of town-owned property along the southwest side of Old Belchertown Road, off Route 9, on the northern portion of the old Amherst south landfill. Click here to view the site location.

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June 2022 update: Construction is nearly complete! Fencing and gates are installed, grass has been seeded, parking has been paved and striped. Stay tuned for a Grand Opening sometime in July 2022! Check out the Construction page for the latest photos and details.

April 2022 update: Construction is once again underway. We are hoping for a ‘soft opening’ this summer with access to the stone-covered sections, and a full opening next spring when the grass is ready. Check out the Construction page for the latest photos and details.

December 2021 update: Construction of the Dog Park is nearly complete but has been halted for the winter.

This project will result in a long desired recreational resource for both pets and people in the region. The benefits of dog parks are well known, including better socialized animals, opportunities for community building, and enhanced livability in a town already rich in culture, education, and open space. 

Founders Campaign

The Amherst Dog Park is currently promoting a capital campaign to complete construction of the park in 2020. The Founders Campaign will supplement outside grants obtained by the Town, and the monies obtained from donors contributing to the Founders Campaign will be essential to complete construction of the Amherst Dog Park. Please see our Donor Page for more information on how to participate in the Founders Campaign.

Amherst Dog Park Task Force

The charge of the Dog Park Task Force is to shepherd the process of establishing one or more dog parks in Amherst and make recommendations to the Town Manager based on the findings of the Task Force.

To view documents related to this project visit the Dog Park Task Force on the Town of Amherst website.