September 29, 2020: Tree Planting Day Thanks to a grant from Aquidneck Land Trust’s Merritt Neighborhood Fund , we are thrilled to welcome 8 new trees to the park. An additional private donation brings the total to NINE new trees. Portsmouth DPW came and planted 2 Scarlet Oaks, 2 Autumn Blaze Maples, 2 Heritage River Birches, 2 Pin Oaks and a Princeton Elm. Each year they will grow to provide shade for dogs and their owners...and a more green environment for us all! We are thrilled and VERY grateful!
March 2020: Per order of the State of Rhode Island and the Town of Portsmouth, the dog park is closed until further notice.
February 2020: Thanks to all our grantors, corporate sponsors and fundraisers and YOU, we have fully paid for the Portsmouth Dog Park. The total cost was $120,000 and it is now completely paid for. We thank the town of Portsmouth for continuing to support us in their budget with mowing services...poop container pick-up...and other maintenace issues. All that we raise from now on goes directly toward upgrades and improvements to the park. WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
February 2020: Special thanks to Dan Hwang who designed our wonderful logo. He jumped in and volunteered his time and expertise several years ago when we needed it so we would have a special symbol to represent our green space for large and small dogs in the woods! It has...and continues to...serve us really well. THANK YOU DAN!
January 2020: Thanks so much to Domina's Agway for their generous donation from the proceeds of their pet Santa Photos. A fun time was had by all and we thank them for including us and for their support of the Dog Park. Please support the businesses that support us!
August 10, 2019: Special thanks to everyone at Clement's Market in Portsmouth. On Saturday, August 10, 2019, they presented us with a very generous check for the Portsmouth Dog Park Fund. The money was part of the proceeds from their annual Golf Tournament. In fact, they have been supportive for years and we feel very grateful to be one of the charities to which they contribute.
May 28, 2019: The fundraising cruise has been postponed until next Tuesday, June 4. There is bad weather and possible thunderstorms forecast for tonight so we are hoping for sun and a beautiful sunset next week. Please call Jen for tickets: 401-835-0816
May 21, 2019: Due to temporary mechanical issues with the boat, the sunset cruise is postponed until NEXT TUESDAY, MAY 28 from 6:30pm-8pm leaving Casey's Marina, 69 Long Wharf, Newport. Tickets are $50 each and money from ALL TICKET SALES benefits the PDP.
There will be comlimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Thanks to Newport Dinner Cruises for their generous offer to sponsor this. If you would like to come and don't already have a ticket, please call Jen for reservations at 401- 835-0816 . No dogs this time, but there will be a boatload of dog lovers!
May 1, 2019: PDP is sponsoring a Sunset Cruise of Newport Harbor on Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30pm-8pm from Casey's Marina, 69 Long Wharf, Newport. Tickets are $50 each and money from ALL TICKET SALES benefits the PDP. There will be comlimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Thanks to Newport Dinner Cruises for their generous offer to sponsor this. If you would like to come, please call Jen for reservations at 401- 835-0816 . No dogs this time, but there will be a boatload of dog lovers!
April 25, 2019: The area around the front gate to the large dog area is getting pretty muddy...especially when it rains. If it is really wet, we will be locking the front gate and asking people to use the back gate so as not to stress out that area even more than it already is. We are hoping for new growth of grass with the warmer weather. Thanks for your cooperation and patience. PDP Committee
March 24, 2019: We have added a RECYCLE BIN on the tiled entry to the Dog Park. It is for BOTTLES and CANS ONLY, All trash goes into the trash barrel next to the parking lot.
March 14, 2019: Thank you to the Newport Daily News whose photographer captured a picture of dogs and their owners at the Dog Park out for an early Spring outing. A copy of the picture is posted on the Dog Park bulletin board next to our parking lot, and also on our Facebook page.
Dear friends and neighbors,
In a year when global suffering hit home and prevented all of us from taking comfort in a hug or handshake, the Portsmouth Dog Park was a haven of camaraderie and safety.
On behalf of the all-volunteer PDP Committee, I want to extend our special thanks to each and every one who visited the dog park this year. We appreciated your patience, goodwill and cooperation as we navigated the requirements of Covid. You made it possible for us to open the park and keep it open through an unprecedented crisis that continues unabated.
The challenges of providing a cheerful retreat for you and your dog cannot compare to what our communities have been through this year, and to what they will face in 2021, but we hope you feel the park is worth your continued support.
As the world celebrates generosity on Giving Tuesday next week, if you would like to include the Portsmouth Dog Park among your charities, please follow this link: https://portsmouthdogparkri.com/donate
This Thanksgiving, stay safe, be happy and know that we are grateful for you and our furry friends.
For more information
Contact Jane Regan, Chair, Portsmouth Dog Park Committee
The Portsmouth Dog Park
Big thanks to Rumford Pet Express, Earth Animal, the volunteer Marines and all the dog park supporters who came to help us at our Earth Day Event. There were doggie goodie bags...fresh fruit, muffins, string cheese, coffee, juice, granola bars...lots of energy and enthusiasm!!!
All our new trees are adorned with mulch...the holes are filled...the chairs are clean...the tennis balls are new...the stones have been raked up and redistributed into the entry areas...the trash has been removed... and some new grass is growing.
We are READY FOR SPRING!
Thank you ALL so much!