Location: 70 Southern Blvd, Danbury, CT 06810


  • Danbury City Ordinance, Section 12.3, mandates and requires that dogs must be on leash at all times
  • Connecticut State Statue Sec. 22-364, mandates that dogs be under the control of their owner or keeper.

Hours: The park is open to the public year ‘round, seven days a week from sunrise to sunset (weather permitting) at no charge.

Parking: Ample parking is available at several designated areas on the park grounds and near the mansion.

Description: Tarrywile Park is a 722-acre municipal park that is open to all the residents of the Greater Danbury area. The property once hosted an active dairy farm and fruit orchard but now offers 21 miles of hiking trails, two ponds, a lake and several picnic areas. Many of the designated areas marked by signage are dog-friendly areas where pet owners can take their dogs on leash. Because the hiking areas are so vast, bear sightings are sometimes reported. In that event, the park recommends keeping your dog on leash and making noise to make your presence known. The bear will usual not engage with humans, especially those with barking dogs.

REVIEW BY DUSTY BLUE: This place is huge and I could wander around the grounds and trails for weeks! The entrance I accessed near the mansion has some precarious steps made with decking posts, so beware of that. My short legs had a hard time navigating them. Once I made it to the sprawling, open area at the beginning of the trails, I saw how immense and beautiful this land is. What a cool place! And we didn’t see any bears!