Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Project Center

Nantucket, Massachusetts


The goal of this project was to determine the desirability and feasibility of a fenced-in dog park on Nantucket. Dog parks have become increasingly popular in the United States in recent years, due to their many health and educational benefits, but no dog park currently exists on Nantucket. Interviews with key stakeholders and extensive surveys of the public revealed overwhelming support for a dog park on Nantucket among people who do and do not own dogs. We recommended that the Town of Nantucket further pursue the establishment of a fenced-in dog park since it will serve a major role in educating people about dogs, associated environmental and health issues, and responsible dog ownership.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs