Dogs are never happier than when they are romping with their human and dog pals. Below is a listing of parks in Connecticut where dogs may play off-leash. Most are managed by municipalities and some are run by volunteer groups. Another useful tip: many hotels, resorts, and other lodgings in CT welcome your dog!
Here is a round-up of rules that apply at most parks: Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated; Prohibitions usually include: puppies under 6 months old; females in heat; and vicious dogs; choke, spiked and electronic collars; dog treats and toys; bikes, strollers, baby carriages, skateboards, skates, rollerblades; food for dogs or people, glass containers; young children without an adult. Responsibilities include picking up after their dogs' business, repairing any holes, and controlling barking and rough play.
Some parks may provide water and hygiene bags but it is smart to bring water and bags for your dog.
in Waveny Park, 677 South Avenue New Canaan, CT Phone:
Calf Pasture Beach Road Norwalk, CT Phone:
27 Reservoir Road Broad Brook, CT Phone:
On Waite Street at Ridge Road Hamden, CT Phone:
Prospect Ridge Road and Governor Street Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-431-2755
Off of Shore Road.(Belle Haven area) Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-622-7814
375 Elm Street Rocky Hill, CT Phone: 860-258-2772
54 Gillotti Road New Fairfield, CT Phone:
880 South Benson Road Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-255-7381
Shelton Avenue (Route 108) and Nells Rock Road Shelton, CT Phone:
50 Hillside Drive Essex, CT Phone:
421 Shore Drive Branford, CT Phone:
At old ball field at the Town Beach, 291 East Haddam-Colchester Tpk. Moodus, CT Phone: 860-873-5058
Mill Street Southington, CT Phone:
261 Asylum Street Norwich, CT, 06360 Phone: 860-367-2660
39 Courtland Avenue Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-4688
Edgewood Park - Whalley Avenue at Fitch Street New Haven, CT, 06515 Phone: 203-946-6086
300 Grumman Avenue Norwalk, CT Phone:
89 Old Amston Road Colchester, CT Phone: 860-537-7200
Compo Beach and Soundview Drive Westport, CT Phone:
200 Welles Street Glastonbury, CT Phone: 860-652-7679
Post Road East and Compo Road North Westpor, CT Phone:
South end of Mattabeseck Road Middlefield, CT Phone:
821 Gold Star Highway (Hwy 184) Groton, CT, 06340 Phone:
Chief Ryan Way aka Abbe Road Extension South Windsor, CT Phone:
975 West River Street (via the rear of the park off West River Street) Milford, CT Phone:
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