Newtown Park and Bark

3 Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470


About Us:
We are a volunteer group of Newtown resident dog lovers who joined forces in 2009 in order to establish an official off-leash dog park here in Newtown. The town has provided us with a parcel of land and we have currently raised over $31,000 through the donations of our loyal and enthusiastic supporters, as well as through our major annual fundraising events, Strutt Your Mutt and Howl-O-Ween.

In 2012, our efforts were further boosted by the extremely generous bequests of two late Newtown residents, Frances Hair and Hazel Bouchard. As part of their $2 million legacy to benefit the animals of Newtown, Park and Bark was awarded $171,368 for costs associated with completing the dog park.

Mission and Vision:

Now that we have established funding for our park, our mission is to create a well-designed dog park for the enjoyment of Newtown residents as well as to continue fund-raising events to provide the resources for ongoing maintenance of the park.

Our slightly-larger-than-two-acre land parcel is on Old Farms Road, off Wasserman Way, adjacent to the new Brian J. Silverlieb Animal Care and Control Center and across the road from the Governor's Horse Guard.

Features planned for the park include two fenced play areas a large general play space and a smaller separate section for smaller, older and more timid dogs

Availability of drinking water, shade structures and trees, and benches will provide a safe and comfortable environment for human and canine park visitors.

And because it's important to us that dogs have fun and stimulation, our plans include agility course elements and other special features.

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