Eddie’s Park, the Natick off-leash dog area that has been in the works since 2013, has finally opened. Note that the small dog area is still closed due to fence damage caused by a falling tree.
The fenced-in park, named for a young Natick boy named Eddie Kramer who died in 2014, is located at the entrance to the Middlesex Path along Rte. 135 (109 West Central St.).
A feasibility study issued in 2015 says the Natick Open Space Advisory Committee in 2013 charged a group of citizens to form a working group to identify and evaluate possible sites. Among locations considered was near the Henry Wilson cobbler shop and the Town Forest.
In an update last month, we reported about a Little Free Library and donation box planned for installation at the park.
The park has had to withstand a couple of possible arguments against its opening from those concerned about the use of conservation land for this purpose.