Massport Holds Ribbon Cutting for Dog Park in South Boston

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The Massachusetts Port Authority today held a ribbon cutting for its new Dog Park in South Boston. The quarter-acre, fenced-in dog park features agility equipment, benches, and a pet fountain. The Dog Park is a segment of the larger Thomas J. Butler Freight Corridor and Memorial Park on East First Street. The haul road has improved the quality of life of the neighborhood by redirecting trucks away from the neighborhood streets and subsequently improving operations at Conley Terminal.  In addition to the dog park there are walking paths, trees, a water fountain and a memorial dedicated to Butler.  Tommy Butler worked for Massport for 25 years as its community relations director and was a lifelong resident of South Boston.  In attendance at the Dog Park opening was Massport CEO Tom Glynn, Mayor Marty Walsh, Congressman Stephen Lynch and numerous city and South Boston representatives.