Location: 60 Prospect Ridge, Ridgefield, CT

ridgefield-gate Rules:

  • All dogs must have current rabies and other vaccines as required by local law and wear a visible dog license.
  • Please control your dog at all times:
    • Aggressive behavior is not allowed.
    • Do not leave your dog unattended in the Bark Park.
  • Agility equipment is for dog use only:
    • Please do not climb or allow children to climb on equipment.
  • The Bark Park gate must remain closed at all times.
  • All dogs must be leashed when preparing to leave and once outside.
  • Two dog maximum per visitor allowed in the Bark Park.
  • Please clean up after your dog:
    • Deposit all litter in trash receptacles provided.
  • No female dogs in heat:
    • All un-neutered male dogs must be closely supervised.
  • All dogs must be supervised by persons of at least 16 years of age.
  • No puppies under 4 months of age
  • No people food
  • No glass containers
  • No spike or choke collars

Hours: Open 24 hours

Parking: Ample parking is available at the park entrance.

ridgefield-treesDescription: Covering an acre and a half, this fenced-in park in Ridgefield, CT offers small-dog and large-dog areas, a walkway, dog drinking stations, poop cleanup stations with plastic bags available, and yard hydrants and areas for washing off dogs that get themselves dirty having fun in the park. There are seating pavilions offered in both areas, and the park has two other fenced sections available for training and fetching, so owners and dogs can concentrate on training without distractions from other canines.

The large-dog side has cedar chip ground cover and some agility equipment, and the small-dog section is grass lined. This park was renovated in 2014 from financial donations of an anonymous donor so tax payer dollars did not have to be used. Planned for the future is a full lighting system so visitors can use the park in the later hours. Currently, this is one of the best-maintained and pristine dog parks in Fairfield County.

Special features: Multi-use areas in special fenced-in sections are available outside the small-dog and large-dog fenced-in sections. Also a “hose-down” area is available to clean off dogs who get too dirty.

dusty-circle-smREVIEW BY DUSTY BLUE: I really liked this park a lot. It’s definitely the best fenced-in park I’ve seen in Fairfield County. It feels almost brand new, is well kept and has some extra features other dog parks don’t have. I ran on both sides… the small-dog and large-dog sides and loved them both. I also met some nice dogs and some really nice people!