Why am I asked not to bring my dog to watch a game?
There are several reasons. (1) The most well-behaved dog can be spooked, creating an unsafe situation for anyone in the area. (2) The dog’s urine is highly acidic, changing the soil conditions in those areas to one that is not conducive for growing turf. (3) The dog’s feces can carry unhealthy bacteria which can be transferred to humans who come in contact with it. (4) The Town’s by-laws do not permit the dog to be off of its leash. Please leave your dog at home!

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1. How many athletic fields are in Needham?
2. Who maintains the athletic fields?
3. Why do participants pay a $5 Field Maintenance fee?
4. What kinds of projects are done with the Field Maintenance fee?
5. What are some of the successes funded by the Field Maintenance Fee?
6. What do I do if I have a maintenance question?
7. Who schedules the athletic fields?
8. Why do I pay a Field Administration Fee?
9. Are there scheduling priorities?
10. If I’m a coach and need additional practice field space, whom should I contact?
11. Why are there more weeds on the fields than in the past?
12. So, if you can’t spray the weeds, what can be done?
13. Should I be concerned about mosquitoes?
14. Are deer ticks a concern in Needham?
15. Are the droppings from Canada Geese a health problem?
16. Why are some fields closed when the rain has stopped and it is sunny out?
17. Why am I asked not to bring my dog to watch a game?
18. Why do some school sites not have trash barrels?
19. Why are the trash cans full some days?