A group of dog owners are trying to persuade DCR to use some of its parkland along the Charles River for an area where dogs could play and roam.
The department, which recently announced actual plans to turn part of the Southwest Corridor into a dog park, should look at the area between the Harvard Business School and the IHOP for a location, according to an online petition.
Christopher Arena, one of the leaders of the effort, is looking to meet next week with DCR, state Rep. Kevin Honan and Harvard to try to work out how to move forward.
As the petition notes:
Currently, the closest fully fenced dog parks adjacent to this neighborhood are the Tudor Street Dog park in Cambridge (3 miles), Hunnewell on the Newton/Brighton line (2 miles), and the Mansfield Street dog park (not maintained, not grass, privately owned).