Location: The Green, Norwalk, CT 06851, (across from St. Paul’s Church on the Green)

Rules: None posted. Enter at your own and your dog’s risk.

Parking: Parking is available in designated spots on Park Street.

Description: The triangular parcel of land known as the Norwalk Green is located in the center of the town of Norwalk, CT and is bordered by three streets – Park Street, East Avenue, and St. Paul’s Place. The Green can be distinguished by the WWI-era gray cannon mounted on a large pedestal at the intersection of Park St. and East Ave., and the beautiful octagonal gazebo in its center. The Green has been a gathering place in the town since the 1600s when it was originally established as a grazing common for cattle and sheep. It officially became a publicly-held town park when the Borough of Norwalk was incorporated in 1836. Today the Green hosts many public events, including the Summer Concert Series and the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. It is currently owned, operated and maintained by The First Taxing District of Norwalk.

NOTE: The Norwalk Green is not considered a dog park, but it is a dog-friendly area where you are encouraged to bring your dog on-leash and pick up after your pet.

REVIEW BY DUSTY BLUE: I come to the Green almost every day, and you may see me running around and marking trees on my daily circuit. One day my owner counted me marking 22 trees in a row here! I see many dogs here on leash and almost everyone is good about picking up after their dogs. There are no waste bins here so please bring your poop bags with you when you leave. There is plenty of room for a herding dog like me to run around. However, the Green is not fenced in and it’s bordered by three rather-busy roads so please be careful your dog doesn’t wander out into the street.