A mastiff and springer spaniel were aboard the Mayflower — or so says the Provincetown Dog Park Association, which opened the Pilgrim Bark Park in 2008 on a one-acre strip of the Route 6 right of way, at Shank Painter Road. Whale’s Tail Memorial by Robert Koch (pictured) could be taken as an eternal flame, rising over brick and bluestone pavers inscribed with tributes to pets. A delightful gingerbread shed was contributed by Jody Melander. Other artists with works in the park are Katherine Baltivik, Ilene Charles, Greg Clemence, Candice Crawford, Michael Kacergis, Nicoletta Poli, Julian Popko, Brenda Silva, and Chris Williams. Due in part to this amenity, Dog Fancy named the town “America’s most dog-friendly city” in 2010.
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