Could off-leash hours or parks change in the future?
The Park and Recreation Commission continues to assess the success of the Green Dog Program. They also consider information obtained from park ranger reports, police reports, and public comments in their assessment. Off-leash hours or parks could change in the future since the Park and Recreation Commission does has the authority to temporarily or permanently close, or modify the boundaries of off-leash areas for any of the following reasons:
  • Environmental damage
  • Failure to comply with rules and regulations
  • Public health or safety
  • Serious unanticipated problems affecting other park users

If any changes are made to the program, updates will be posted on this website, park signage will be changed, and often neighbors will be notified.

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1. How do I register and sign up for the Green Dog Program?
2. Why do I need to pay a fee to participate?
3. Where can I take my dog off-leash and how were the off-leash hours and parks determined?
4. I visited a park during off-leash hours, but was told my dog had to be on-leash. Why is this?
5. I visited a park during off-leash hours, but the park was closed. Why is this?
6. My usual park is closed for renovations, or due to field conditions. Where can I go with my dog?
7. Why doesn’t Brookline have a dog park, so dogs can always be off-leash?
8. Why are there no evening off-leash hours?
9. Could off-leash hours or parks change in the future?
10. I’m a dog walker. Can I bring my clients to play and exercise off-leash?
11. Can my friends and visitors bring their dogs to play off-leash in Brookline?
12. Why do I need to license my dog?
13. What are Green Dog Liaisons?
14. Why do I have to pick up after my dog?
15. I saw an aggressive dog in a park. What should I do?
16. How do I report a violation of off-leash hours or other dog issues?
17. How do I find out more information or make suggestions about the program?