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easton-gateLocation: 360 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT  06612
(Turn by the tennis courts on Sport Hill Road, follow the curving road towards Helen Keller Middle School, and just before the middle school, make the first left. Easton Dog Park is on the left, and parking lot is on the right.)

Rules:

  • Dogs must not be left unattended. Park users and dog owners/attendants assume all risks and responsibilities related to the use of dog park.
  • Users are limited to two dogs per person at any one time.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All dogs must have valid rabies vaccinations. Dogs over six months must wear tag and license on collar.
  • Females in heat, sick dogs, aggressive dogs, and dogs under four months of age are not allowed.
  • Dogs must be on a leash when entering and exiting the off-lease area.
  • Dogs displaying aggressive or dangerous behavior must be immediately leashed and removed from park.
  • Attendants must keep leash in hand for each dog at all times.
  • Choke, prong, pinch, spiked, and electronic collars must be removed when your dog is in the park.
  • Dog waste and litter must be cleaned up and promptly disposed of in proper receptacles.
  • Attendants are responsible for damage caused by their dog.
  • Pets other than dogs are not allowed in the park.
  • No smoking, food, dog chews, or bones are permitted within the dog park.
  • Bikes, strollers, baby carriages, skateboards, rollerblades, and motorized vehicles are not allowed.

easton-parkHours: Daily, sunrise to sunset

Parking: Free parking is available near the park entrance.

Description: Easton Dog Park is a newly-established, fenced-in park located on almost an acre of land near Helen Keller Middle School in Easton, CT. The former T-ball field now hosts dogs of all varieties in an open area complete with watering bowls, poop-bag receptacles and waste bins. According to the park’s website: “The Easton Dog Park is a cooperative project between dog lovers and Easton Parks and Recreation. There is no annual fee to use the dog park; however, each community member is expected to care for the dog park and observe dog park rules. The dog park will remain open as long as the user community respects the posted rules.”

dusty-circle-smeaston-waterREVIEW BY DUSTY BLUE: I really liked the dogs and the people at this park! I was pretty intimidated at first because this place isn’t segregated by size so the first dogs I met were GIGANTIC! There were Leonbergers, St. Bernards, and some other really big mixed breeds who were very interested in meeting me and sniffing me up and down. Once we dispensed with the formalities, it was all good and I got to check out the grounds. Not very many trees, which is a “pet” peeve of mine, but the people who care for this place do a great and loving job and really look after the dogs here. Nice place!