The Paw Point Committee is composed of volunteers dedicated to the management, stewardship and success of the Paw Point dog park for the benefit of our four-legged friends. Paw Point dog park is a membership only off leash area in the park for dogs, located at the tip of the peninsula in Lake Roland, offering an enclosed grass area for dogs to run and water access to the lake for dogs to swim.
The primary mission of the committee is to provide a safe and enjoyable area for dogs to be off-leash. The volunteers fill numerous and varied roles associated with the Paw Point committee and the dog park which has an average annual membership between 900 to 1,100 dog members.
The committee processes each membership application to ensure each dog is licensed and properly vaccinated. The member is then sent a tag for their dog to wear in the dog park and the gate access code. The committee addresses rules violations when they occur, performs general maintenance and seasonal cleanups along with other larger improvement projects within the dog park as needed.
The Paw Point committee hosts two social events annually. In the spring, the committee hosts Dogs and Donuts, a morning social for members to enjoy donuts and coffee before or after their visit to the dog park. In the fall the committee hosts Howl-O-Ween, a fun gathering where the dogs get to dress up in costumes and the owners win prizes for their furry friends. The committee offers two walk up registration days each November where the committee registers new members and renewals for the upcoming membership year.
The Paw Point committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Nature Center at 6:30 PM. Some meetings are substituted with work days, usually on the weekend, in the dog park. The meetings allow volunteers and park staff to discuss any maintenance needs, review citation records and plan work days and social events.
The Paw Point Committee can be contacted at [email protected]
Chair, Siobhan O’Brien