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Weston selectman leaves behind funds to help build dog park

December 6, 2018

WESTON — A town selectman who recently died after a battle with cancer left a donation of $45,000 to make a local dog park a reality.

Weston Selectman Brian Gordon, who was elected to the Weston Board of Selectmen in 2017, died at the age of 49 on Nov. 18. An announcement on the town’s website said he lost, “an epic struggle with cancer.”

But the legacy Gordon leaves behind is more than just his time as a selectman.

Gordon left behind $45,000 to go toward the creation of a dog park in Weston to the Weston Dog Park organization.

“This unexpected donation of $45,000 is received by WDP with great sadness, and great appreciation,” said a letter signed by the Weston Dog Park board of directors.

The board of directors said, in the letter, that a group of Gordon’s closest friends reached out to WDP and shared that Gordon believed in the idea of the dog park more than anyone realized. The board of directors said in honor of Gordon’s memory, they’ll push to see the park completed.

After leaving behind this money, the board of directors said in their letter, the park will bear his name and will have a plaque honoring him on display there at all times.

“We promise to honor the man in whose name it is offered, not only by working diligently to create the kind of community space he would have approved of, but also by sharing kindness and joy with everyone we encounter on the way, and inside this future park,” said the letter.

Additional donations can be made at www.westondogpark.org/.

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