On April 13, 2004, the Sharon Board of Selectmen approved the revamping of the "Old Corral" section of Deborah Sampson Park to make it into an official dog park. This section is located between Cedar St. and Gunhouse St. It was an addition to the Sharon greenway.
The Sharon Dog Park became one of over 600 official dog parks nationwide.
The commonwealth has several dog parks including Boston, Framingham, Cambridge and Jamaica Plain. Before the Dog Park, Sharon dogs had no place to run freely, as many of the area recreation parks banned dogs, while others restricted dogs to being on a leash at all times. Happily, that is no longer the case and we are excited that the dog park has benefitted not only dog owners, but the entire community by preserving a beautiful, secluded forest area for a low impact use.
Funds were needed to facilitate the cleanup of the "Old Corral," address seating needs, put up fencing and signage within the park. It became a great addition to our town not only for our canine friends, but for everybody.