Somerville MA : 2nd Off Leash Dog Park

Good news for Somerville area dogs and their owners! This just in from Som-Dog, Somerville MA's Pet Dog Group:

Dear Friends of Somerville Dogs,

Somerville's second off-leash recreational area (OLRA) officially opens Thursday evening, August 28, 2008. The OLRA is located on Skilton Avenue, behind the Central Library and the High School. It is adjacent to the Ed Leathers Community Park on Walnut Street, between Medford Street and Pearl Street.

The small OLRA at Leathers Park is a welcome addition to the parks in the City. In particular, owners of small dogs will appreciate an alternative to the larger OLRA at Nunziato Field which is popular among people with larger dogs.

Ed Leathers Community Park, named for former Somerville resident and WWII veteran Edward L. Leathers, PFC, opens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday evening, August 28, at 6:00 p.m. Members of Ed Leathers' family will be special guests at the ceremony, which will include a brief speaking agenda, gun salute, and light refreshments.

If your dog is startled by loud noises, you may prefer to celebrate the opening of the off-leash recreational area at Leathers Park at another time and spare her or him the gun salute. Otherwise, bring your dog and join your neighbors along with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 1 Alderman William Roche in honoring Ed Leathers with a celebration of open space!

with Strummer (standard poodle)