Showing posts with label park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label park. Show all posts

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Franklin Dog Park: The gazebo is finished

Via Furry Friends of The Franklin Dog Park Volunteer Committee: 

"Franklin dog park gazebo is completed. Franklin dog park is open. Thank you for your patience."

Franklin Dog Park: The gazebo is finished
Franklin Dog Park: The gazebo is finished




Friday, September 10, 2021

NATURE: A Walking Play -> Sep 24 - Oct 3

"NATURE: A Walking Play is coming to Bird Park! Don’t miss this immersive and family-friendly performance that highlights the natural world and Emerson & Thoreau’s love for nature.  
Walk along with the actors as the play’s scenes unfold throughout beautiful Bird Park.  
Performances at the park run from September 24-October 3. Please visit https://thetrustees.org/program/nature-play/ to order tickets. 
Performances also take place at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard and Appleton Farms in Ipswich."

NATURE: A Walking Play  -> Sep 24 - Oct 3
NATURE: A Walking Play  -> Sep 24 - Oct 3


Thursday, August 5, 2021

Franklin Dog Park Event for Aug 5 rescheduled for Aug 11

The event schedule for Thursday August 5 at 2:30 at the Franklin Dog Park has been canceled. 

It has been rescheduled for Wednesday August 11 at 2:30 PM.  Heather Swails-McCarron, Senior Multimedia Journalist for the Country Gazette will be there to talk to pet owners and take pictures of your pet for the Gazette.

Franklin Dog Park Event for Aug 5 rescheduled for Aug 11
Franklin Dog Park Event for Aug 5 rescheduled for Aug 11




Saturday, July 24, 2021

Franklin Dog Park needs your financial support

The Franklin Dog Park needs your help.  Last year, due to COVID, both major fund raising venues for the park were cancelled.  As a member of the Franklin Downtown Partnership we relied on the generosity of those who stopped by our booth during both the Strawberry Stroll and Harvest Festivals to enroll in our raffle, make a token donation for a handmade doggie bandana and enjoy the freebie treats.  Many attendees first learned of the dog park during their visit to our booth.

The Furry Friends purchases all the supplies for the park (doggie waste bags, hand sanitizer, toys).  Several years ago we purchased two benches and this year we had helpful signs made to display around the park.  On the average we spend annually up to $1,000.00 and sometimes more.  We do not receive any financial assistance from the Town of Franklin although, the DPW is a wonderful supporter doing all necessary repairs at the park.  

The Franklin Dog Park is the “people’s park.” As such every effort is made to keep it clean and safe for the dogs and their owners – many of whom travel from surrounding towns.  Please consider making a donation to help us cover costs.

The Furry Friends has a checking account at the Dean Bank in downtown Franklin.  Your donation will go directly into that account.  We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.  Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent provided by law. 

Please make your check out to: Furry Friends of Franklin, Inc.  Either stop by Dean Bank or mail your check to Dean Bank, 21 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038.  

Submitted by Furry Friends of the Franklin Dog Park  https://www.facebook.com/FranklinDogPark

Franklin Dog Park needs your financial support
Franklin Dog Park needs your financial support


Thursday, July 8, 2021

Franklin Dog Park Event - July 10

Hello dog lovers. Pet Supplies Plus of Franklin is having an event at the Franklin dog park on Saturday, July 10 from 10 AM to 1 PM. 

There will be free doggie ice cream, frisbees and tennis balls for our furry friends while supply last. 

We will have donations jars for the Franklin Lions Club. Bring your furry friend and enjoy the ice cream.

Thank you,
Gennarino D'Onofrio, President  
Furry Friends of The Franklin Dog Park

dog park at Dacey Field on a sunny summer day
dog park at Dacey Field on a sunny summer day

Monday, November 16, 2020

Watch "Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are: Episode 4" on YouTube

Marjorie Turner Hollman asked me to join her in exploring the Franklin Sculpture Park and our walk was recorded. You can join us for the about 30 minute conversation while leisurely walking around the Sculpture Park.

Her blog post about our walk and the video


The Boston Globe featured her in a recent article

In September, we shared a conversation with Marjorie that you can listen to here

Other videos in the Easy Walks series can be found   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRF7rPOnQu8LcznPFbScrPA


 



A photo of the Dean College dance group performing in 2015
A photo of the Dean College dance group performing in 2015


The Sculpture Park decorated for Halloween in 2019

Photos from 2014 when the Sculpture Park opened

Monday, October 19, 2020

Furry Friends of The Franklin Dog Park Volunteer Committee

Furry Friends of The Franklin Dog Park Volunteer Committee are in need of donations. We are a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions are tax deductible. 

Our tax # is: 82-3353876. With the fundraisers we had in the past we were able to purchase 

  • doggie poop bags (24,000 bags a year. cost is $678.56)  
  • hand sanitizer (12 bags a year cost $233.44) 
  • dog toys and tennis balls( cost $180.00)
  • and last year we purchase two park benches for the park (cost $783.00).  

Our next project coming up soon is a weather shed for the dog park so people can stay out of the rain and winter weather. We have set up a checking account with Dean Bank and your donation will go directly into our account. Please make your check payable to: Furry Friends of Franklin, Inc 

You can either stop in at any Dean Bank location or mail your donation to: Dean Bank, 21 Main St. Franklin ,Ma. 02038.

Thank you for your support.
Sincerely, 

Gennarino D'Onofrio    
President of Furry Friends Franklin Dog Park 

 

Furry Friends of The Franklin Dog Park Volunteer Committee
Furry Friends of The Franklin Dog Park Volunteer Committee

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Franklin's Sculpture Park one of "Five Hidden-Gem Outdoor Sculpture Parks to Visit on a Quick Trip from Boston"

Boston Magazine's Nathan Tavares writes:

"The town of Franklin manages this petite park, spreading out over just about an acre at the past site of the now filled-in old town pool, where you can now float around the 13 sculptures. Opened in 2014, the park’s gentle walkway curves around a pond, showcasing view of local wildlife and artwork, like the painted PVC pipes of “The Trees of Life” that rise from the water, and Buddy Olson’s giant welded steel bear named “Ursus.” Many of the artworks were created by students from the Franklin Art Center and elsewhere, so bring the kiddos here to spark some creativity."

Free admission. Daily, dawn to dusk. Panther Way, Franklin, MA. 

Read all about the other four "hidden-gem" sculpture parks 
 
2 works of art at the Park
2 works of art at the Park

  
Other photos taken at the end of September on a walk around the Sculpture Park
 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

Franklin Recreation COVID-19 News - June 1 meeting

Recreation COVID-19 News

5/29 Update: On Monday, June 1, the Recreation Dept will be hosting a zoom meeting to discuss phase 2 approach to bringing back youth sports with all Franklin Youth Sports presidents and Recreation Advisory Board members.

5/28 Update: As of now, the Recreation dept is planning to run summer camp beginning on July 6th, pending meeting to discuss with all School and Town officials on 6/1. There will be no field trips, groups will be limited to 5:1 ratio and extreme safety measures will be in place. More information to come next week.

5/25 Update: All Town and School playing fields, courts, open space are now open with restrictions. Playgrounds are still closed until further notice. See Town Administrator, Jamie Hellen's memo  https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/2020-05-22_athletic_fields_reopen.pdf


https://bit.ly/3bDgozC
https://sites.google.com/view/recdeptcovid-19contests/home

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Town Fields and Parks to Reopen with Restrictions - May 25

Town Fields and Parks to Reopen with Restrictions
As part of Governor Baker's recent Executive COVID-19 Order No. 33, the Town of Franklin will reopen its athletic fields, courts, and parks on Monday, May 25th as part of the Phase 1 re-entry.
Please see the attached document for details, protocols, and guidelines for the safe use of our facilities.
Signage will be posted.


May 22, 2020
TO: Town of Franklin Residents, Businesses & Visitors
FROM: Jamie Hellen, Town Administrator
RE: Athletic Fields & Courts reopen Monday, May 25th

As part of Governor Baker’s recent Executive COVID-19 Order No. 33, the Town of Franklin will reopen its athletic fields, courts and parks on Monday, May 25th as part of the Phase 1 reentry.

The following actions apply:
● All town and school athletic fields, courts and parks and parking lots will reopen.
● Dacey Field Dog Park will reopen.
● All playground apparatus will remain closed, gates will remain locked, signage will be posted prohibiting use.
● All Nature Trails remain open in town and state forests and parks.

The Town mandates that all requirements in the Governor’s order be followed. Signage will be posted at each park and all conditions apply for Phase 1 reopening:
● Group size. Groups larger than 10 are n ot allowed to gather.
● Practice social distancing. Remain 6 feet away from others.
● Mandatory face coverings if social distancing is not possible.
● Wash & Sanitize hands and equipment before and after play.
● Please refrain from contact sports.
● Please take out what you bring in for equipment, trash, bottles, and clothing.
● Please disinfect or use precautions on railings, doors, gate handles and other common spots where transmission can be higher.

We ask all users of athletic fields, courts and nature trails to be courteous of one another as the Commonwealth looks to expand activities and climb out of the COVID-19 crisis. Please respect everyone's distance and personal safety as the Town reintroduces back into sports. Please be diligent in the above practices, use common courtesy and common sense. Most of all, enjoy!


Download a copy of this document
https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/franklinma/files/uploads/2020-05-22_athletic_fields_reopen.pdf

The "until further notice" has been determined to be May 25!
The "until further notice" has been determined to be May 25!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

MassDCR: How to do social distancing in parks, trails, and paths

"Be smart! Be Considerate! Practice good #socialdistancing by staying 6 feet from others in parks, on trails and on paved paths!
Parks are open for all to enjoy but please be conscious of others and help everyone stay safe during the spread of #covid19. "
Additional info on how to visit the MA parks  https://bit.ly/3ad6Kn4

How to do social distancing in parks, trails, and paths
How to do social distancing in parks, trails, and paths

Shared from the MassDCR twitter account
https://twitter.com/MassDCR/status/1258094174991155200?s=09


Monday, March 30, 2020

Attention Franklin: Parks, playgrounds, fields are closed

Parks, playgrounds, fields are closed

All Town & Public Schools grounds, playgrounds, turf fields, grass fields, and the track are closed until further notice. 

Trails are still open. https://www.franklinma.gov/recreation-department/files/fields-playgrounds

Please practice social distancing and avoid groups.

sign at the King St fields
sign at the King St fields

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Franklin dog park looking for volunteers Saturday morning, Nov 23

Hello dog lovers.
We need volunteers on November 23, Saturday at 9 AM to spreed wood chips. We need extra wheelbarrows, shovels and rakes.
Refreshments will be there for the volunteers.

Thank you,

Furry Friends of The Franklin Dog Park volunteer committee 

Franklin dog park looking for volunteers Saturday morning, Nov 23
Franklin dog park looking for volunteers Saturday morning, Nov 23
 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Sculpture Park - decorated for Halloween

Catching up to share all the photos I captured on the walk through the Sculpture Park Saturday afternoon after the Franklin Police Dept did their Halloween Party.

SculpturePark-Oct2019


Or view the photos directly on Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_sherlock/albums/72157711578274067

Monday, May 27, 2019

New work added to the Sculpture Park

Before or after the Parade, plan a visit to the Sculpture Park on Panther Way. There is parking next to the Police Station and off Edwards St.

colored PVC piping was added to the Sculpture Park "trees of life"
colored PVC piping was added to the Sculpture Park "trees of life"

colored PVC piping was added to the Sculpture Park "trees of life" 2
colored PVC piping was added to the Sculpture Park "trees of life" 2

colored PVC piping was added to the Sculpture Park "trees of life" 3
colored PVC piping was added to the Sculpture Park "trees of life"

colored PVC piping was added to the Sculpture Park "trees of life" 4
colored PVC piping was added to the Sculpture Park "trees of life" 4

colored PVC piping was added to the Sculpture Park "trees of life" 5
colored PVC piping was added to the Sculpture Park "trees of life" 5


view across the old swimming hole to the 'rainbow'
view across the old swimming hole to the 'rainbow'

two faces with a view of the rainbow
two faces with a view of the rainbow

Friday, October 26, 2018

Franklin dog park cleanup canceled due to weather

Franklin dog park clean up for this Saturday, October 27 has been canceled due to weather. As of now, no new date has been decided.

Franklin dog park at Dacey Field
Franklin dog park at Dacey Field

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Furry Friends of the Franklin Dog Park can use your help

The volunteer committee of the Furry Friends of the Franklin Dog Park are having a major clean up on October 27 from 8 AM to noon. Franklin DPW will be there with equipment to upgrade the surface of the dog park. 

"Dog park will be closed from 8 AM to Noon"

Volunteers needed to help spread the new wool chips. Students bring your paper work to receive your credit for community service. 

We need wheel barrows, shovels and rakes. 
Refreshments will be there for anyone that helps. 
We are a volunteer dog park group.

dog park at Dacey Field on a sunny summer day
The Franklin dog park at Dacey Field on a sunny summer day

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pumpkins in the Park - Oct 28

The Franklin Police Department and Franklin Recreation Department are offering a free Halloween celebration on October 28, 5:00 - 8:00 PM at 911 Panther Way. 

The Police Department will turn the station into the Hall of Justice with superheroes and villains. They will have a spooky trail, bounce house, obstacle course, face painting and games. 

The Franklin Recreation Department will also be hosting a carved pumpkin contest. Please drop off finished, already carved pumpkins to the Sculpture Park on Panther Way between 5:00-7:00 PM. 

We will provide tea light candles. Contest starts right at 7:00 PM. 

Light refreshments will be provided.

Ages: Pre-school- 5th grade.


Pumpkins in the Park - Oct 28
Pumpkins in the Park - Oct 28
Shared from the Facebook event
https://www.facebook.com/events/281559379347664/

Friday, May 4, 2018

Fund raiser for Franklin Dog Park - May 6

Fundraising event wine/beer tasting, complimentary snacks, entertainment, and door prizes to benefit Franklin Dog Park on Sunday, May 6, 1-4 PM. 

At Pour Richards Wine and Spirits, 14 Grove St, Franklin, MA.


Fund raiser for Franklin Dog Park - May 6
Fund raiser for Franklin Dog Park - May 6

Follow the event on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/410574679353426/