Big thanks to all our friends and contributors for your continued support! You are what makes the Portsmouth Dog Park so special.
As you may be aware, in the wake of the COVID crisis many construction projects ran into all sorts challenges--- supply chain issues, labor shortages, and sky-rocketing costs of labor and materials. The PDP Expansion Project is no exception. Only two bids were submitted last fall and both were more than twice as much as our original estimates. The PDP Committee, in consultation with the team at Narragansett Engineering and Town of Portsmouth, decided to suspend the project for 18 months, in hopes buying more time for the construction market cool down and giving the planning team a chance explore more affordable options. Thank you for your patience while we go through this process.
To fully realize our dream for expanding the park, we will need all hands on deck! To learn more about how you can help, click here:
Thanks to you, the Portsmouth Dog Park is a huge success! It’s so popular that we are launching an Expansion Project to double the size of the park footprint, increase parking, and add lighting to provide access from sundown to 9:00pm in the winter months. The Feasibility Study, conducted by Narragansett Engineering Inc., was generously funded by the van Beuren Charitable Foundation and Narragansett Engineering.
A senior from the Mathematics Department of Salve Regina University contributed his time and training to creating a park attendance data analysis. See his final report here:
Students from the University of Rhode Island’s Landscape Architecture department, as part of their fall class project under the direction of Department Chair, Professor Richard Sheridan, created landscaping plans for the trail expansion. See their designs here:
Thank you to the van Beuren Charitable Foundation, Narragansett Engineering, Salve Regina University, the University of Rhode Island and the Town of Portsmouth for generously supporting this community project.
For more information
Contact Jane Regan, Chair, Portsmouth Dog Park Committee
The Portsmouth Dog Park