Welcome to Willowtown's Friends of the Dog Run

The Adam Yauch Dog Run has in recent years fallen into disrepair. As a beloved park for the neighborhood, there is a growing collective need to restore the dog run into a cleaner, safer, more welcoming environment. The Willowtown Association therefore is eager to help support a team of neighborhood stewards to organize regular volunteer clean-up days for sustainable maintenance and care for the dog run long term.

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Our Campaign

The Willowtown Association has been receiving emails from dog walkers, neighbors, and visitors of the Dog Run who are eager to join our “Friends of the Dog Run” campaign. To kick things off, the Willowtown Association won a City Parks Foundation Capacity Fund Grant to help create, support, and provide new tools and resources for a team of neighborhood stewards. The "Friends of the Dog Run" will work to organize regular volunteer clean-up days for sustainable maintenance, enhancement, and care for the dog run long term.

Dog Run Improvements

The Dog Run has in recent years fallen into disrepair and continues to be both an eyesore and potential health hazard to visiting canines and their owners. As a beloved neighborhood amenity, there's a growing need to restore it into a cleaner, safer, more welcoming environment. Willowtown is actively working with the city to replace the gravel surface that has deteriorated into an uneven field of mud, fix the faulty water spigot, and refurbish the existing benches that are sinking into the ground and splintering. Please join us for the first Dog Run Cleanup Day, date TBD in 2019!

Get Involved

We are in the early stages of creating a welcoming dog run community and want to hear your ideas and suggestions. Please email contact@willowtown.org if you are interested in:

  • Joining the 20 other Friends of the Dog Run

  • Receiving campaign information or updates

  • Offering suggestions for improvement

  • Volunteering for cleanup efforts

  • Sharing ideas, photos, and stories