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“Ruined by inconsiderate dog owners”

Callahan State Park
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Framingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Dog owners have ruined what used to be a nice public park frequented by families. Now it is over run by dogs and full of dog crap.

DCR needs to restrict the off-leash dogs and get this park back under control.

5  Thank Outdoors24x7
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Callahan Park is a really nice spot that offers a very accessable trail (packed dirt, fairly flat) for folks and their dogs to walk along. My main complaint is that not all the dog owners are picking up after their pet. There is a trash bag and baggie station so I am not sure why this park is so littered with litter.

I imagine with a few dedicated clean up sessions, it could be back to its former glory.

4  Thank gina8668
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

What a lovely Park. We were visiting Boston and went there with family members who routinely use this park for their dog-exercise routine. Came across lovely fields of wild flowers, saw signs of the approaching Fall, and took the walk on the Dam which was full of other dogs, and kids, all enjoying the hot, but beautiful, sunny day with their families. The Pond looked lovely, in spite of high bacteria levels for humans, and had a lot of dogs swimming there and enjoying the coolness of the water.A wonderful place to hang out and socialize.A good pair of walking shoes is a must.

3  Thank TheExplorerFamily
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

A while back I took my cross-country skis to Callahan State Park in hopes of finding a new place to ski. Unfortunately all I found was a huge flat field of brown-dog-poo-polka dotted snow as far as the eye could see. While there is a baggie station for owners to use to pick up after their pets, its quite obvious no one uses them. IT WAS DISGUSTING. You could not take a step in any direction without having to avoid copious dog poo.

Shame on all the dog owners who frequent this park. Someone should rub your noses in it.

9  Thank SnoSearchT
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We used to take our dog to Callahan before she passed. It is a great place to bring dogs to swim or play ball. It's very nice park for humans too!

1  Thank CLF7
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