Bring a leash and identification for your pet.
Bring fresh water to drink.
Don't let your pet wander too far. Always keep them within reach.
Always provide ample shade and rest on hot, sunny days.
If your pet goes swimming, rinse off with fresh water and dry thoroughly.
Never leave your pet in a car.
For the best hygiene, bring a pooper scooper or baggie to pick up after any accidents.
Connecticut Dog Parks
- Nod Brook. Water and No Leash - Dogs run/swim
- Our Dog Park, Short Beach
- Bristol Dog Park - Proposed site Rockwell Park off Route 72. Currently use an unofficial 50 acre dog park off of James P. Casey Road across the street from Chippens Hill Middle School.
Easton & Weston
- Trout Brook Valley - Trails for dogs, horses, hiking and picnics
- Viney Hill Brook Preserve - Fenced in dog park and nature preserve
- Mohegan Lake - Along lakeside and trails
- Granby Dog Park - Fully fenced, double gated park
- Grass Island Dog Park - Small but busy, two fenced areas for large and small dogs.
- The Copp Family Park - Fenced in big and small dog park area.
- Hamden Dog Park - Waite Street - Fenced in, trees with path around the outside. Picnic tables, water bowls. Lots of dogs!
- Harwinton Recreational Area - Junction of route 4 & route 118 - woods and water
- Eisenhower Park - fenced in dog run, trees, benches, but the main park area which is many acres is Leash Only.
- Spencer's Run, Waveny Park - fully fenced, 1.5 acre attractive dog park
- Divinity School Dog Run - St. Ronan
Street - small but beautiful, fenced in dog run
- Lake Wintergreen - West Rock Ridge - Big open area surrounding a lake
- Cranbury Park - located on Grumman Ave. - water, trails, trees, tables, restrooms.
- Taylor Farm - Beach Road - large fields, swimming pond, trails, fenced by the road.
- Pawsitive Park - Asylum Street - Off leash, fenced park with separate areas for large and small dogs
- Clarke Park - Old School House Road - Great hiking trails with water for dogs
- Bark Park Dog Park - Prospect Ridge, off Governor Street - fully fenced, two separate areas for small and large dogs, water, benches, built in toys, great people and pups
- Rowayton Dog Park - Highland Ave. route 136 - Fenced in on 3 sides with fourth side having a stone wall that some dogs can jump, off-leash dog park, water bowl for drinking, very friendly park.
- Southbury Off-Leash Area - Route 67 - small fenced in area and also large non-fenced in area.
- Mill Street Dog Park - Mill Street - Dogs must be registered in Southington.
- South Windsor Bark Park - Off Sand Hill Road - 1 acre off-leash fenced dog park, separate areas for small and large dogs.
- Mianus River State Park - South of Westover Road - Not a legal off-leash park - great hiking trails along the river, friendly place.
- Anna James/Paffard Woods - North Main Street - 30 acres of trails, nature preserve.
- Southington Dog Park - Mill Street - Completely fenced in, off-leash park, separate area for small or timid dogs.
- Bark Park-South Windsor - Nevers Park - Fenced in dog park, separate areas for large and small dogs.
- Sunny Brook Park - Newfield Road - Hiking trails, pond. Great for dogs off-leash
- Valley Falls Park - Valley Falls Road - Nice hiking trails.
- West Haven Dog Park - Platt Ave. & Educational Way - Small, completely fenced-in, all grass area for off-leash fun
- Winslow Park - Route 1 - Trees and tables
- Wethersfield Dog Park - Mill Woods Park, 154 Prospect Street - Small dog and large dog areas, plenty of trees and benches.