Gloucester Dog Park Receives Generous Donation

A follow up to the fundraising performance of Sylvia from May Lou Maraganis: 

Dusky Foundation Pledges $100,000 with Matching Funds to the creation of Cape Ann’s First Dog Park

Before a group of supporters at a benefit performance of ‘Sylvia’, a play about a rescue dog, a dog park and the relationships that ensue it was only fitting venue for the Friends of Gloucester Dog Park to announce the generous contribution by the Dusky Foundation of $100,000 to create such a park here inGloucester. Mary Lou Maraganis and Judi Masciarelli, co-founders of the dog park, have devoted the last year and a half to making this a reality.  With a core group of volunteers to assist them and the donation by the Dusky Foundation, groundbreaking is under way for phase one.

Although the city council unanimously approved the appropriation of land for the dog park at Stage Fort Park, the park will be built entirely by private donations.

Eighty percent of the $100,000 Dusky donation will be in matching funds making your donation go that much further and the dog park built that much sooner.

This is a recreational park built by and for the community to bring together the dog-loving community.

All gifts designated for the dog park are tax-deductible, and donations can be made through the Gloucester Fund. Checks should be made out to

                        The Gloucester Fund (earmark for theDogParkin the memo section)

                       45 Middle Street

                       Gloucester,MA01930

If you would like to take advantage of limited naming opportunities, or would like to donate materials or services, please contact gloucesterdogpark@gmail.com or call 978- 768 3400 for further information.

Visit www.gloucesterdogpark.org and sign-up for the Friends of Gloucester Dog Park newsletters. 


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