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Coming Soon – A dog park in Wolcott!
127 Mad River Road
The Town of Wolcott will be building a dog park next to Peterson Park. There are approximately 1500 licensed dogs in town and clearly a need for a safe area for our dogs to exercise and socialize.The park will feature two play area’s. A smaller play area for smaller or timid dogs. A larger play area where any size dog is allowed. Both play area’s will have a double gate entry to ensure safety for you and your pet. Some benefits of a dog park are:
Provides a safe, fenced-in area for dogs to socialize and exercise – allows dogs to run off leash.
Good family activity
Happy, healthy and well exercised dogs are calmer & better behaved, reducing nuisance barking and other annoying behaviors exhibited by un-exercised dogs.
Are you interested in a rewarding opportunity by volunteering some of your time? Whatever your talent or interest, there is likely a committee that can use you such as:
Park Design and Landscape
Marketing / Advertising / Communication / Fundraising
Click here for a complete list of committees.
To contact us about your interest, or for more information, please leave a message with Beth Gaudiosi, the Parks & Rec Secretary at 203-879-8100 x129 or send an email to email@example.com.
Can my dog run around off leash?
Yes. Once inside the gated/fenced area, you can take your dog off of its leash and allow it to run freely.
Will the dog park be supervised?
No. It will be up to the users of the dog park to police it and make sure that the rules are being followed by other users.
Where will the dog park be located?
The dog park will be located at 127 Mad River Rd., Wolcott, Ct
What hours of the day will the dog park be open?
The dog park will be opened from sunrise to sunset.
Will my dog need to be licensed and vaccinated to enjoy the dog park?
Yes, all dogs must be licensed and properly vaccinated. if your dog is not licensed, and you are a Wolcott resident, you can contact the Town Clerk’s Office or click here for licensing information.
Can I bring my puppy to the dog park?
Puppies under 4 months of age should not be brought to the dog park. At this young age, they have not received all of their vaccinations. They should be kept away from the dog park for their own protection and that of other dogs.
Can I bring my young children to the dog park?
We strongly recommend you do not bring young children to the dog park. Young children, especially running children, may be regarded as prey animals by strange dogs. Dogs may also feel the urge to protect children they know. This tends to cause aggressive behavior.
Am I limited to the number of dogs I can bring to the dog park during one visit?
You must be able to have all your dogs within sight and under voice control, therefore we recommend not bringing more than 3 dogs per adult. It could become unmanageable if you have more than 3 dogs.
Why are female dogs in heat not allowed in the dog park?
Female dogs in heat can cause aggression in male dogs. Also, females in heat should be kept at home in order to prevent unwanted puppies.
Can I bring food and drink into the dog park?
No. Food and drink are not allowed in the dog park as it can prompt aggressive behavior between dogs.
Donations will be used to help with the dog park development.
Paver Donation Program
A unique walkway will wind through the Wolcott Dog Park made of personalized brick pavers. If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these pavers, please complete the form by clicking the link below. Mail a copy of the form with a check made payable to:
Wolcott Dog Park
PO Box 6417
Wolcott, CT 06716
Click here to display the Paver Form