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Group Tells Weston: You're Barking Up Wrong Tree With Plan For Dog Park

The proposed entrance to the Weston Dog Park is on a dangerous blind curve off Davis Hill Road.
The proposed entrance to the Weston Dog Park is on a dangerous blind curve off Davis Hill Road. Photo Credit: Stop Weston Dog Park/Facebook
The proposed site on the Moore Property off Davis Hill Road is currently a natural, untouched wooded site.
The proposed site on the Moore Property off Davis Hill Road is currently a natural, untouched wooded site. Photo Credit: Stop Weston Dog Park

WESTON, Conn. — A group of Weston homeowners who oppose the idea of a dog park in town are rallying supporters to make sure their voices are heard at a meeting Monday.

Members of the group dubbed "Stop Weston Dog Park" plan to attend a meeting of the Weston Planning and Zoning Commission at 8:15 p.m. Monday, April 3, at the Weston High School Cafeteria, 115 School Road.

Why do members oppose the development?

According to the group's Facebook page, they do not want the dog park in the proposed residential area because:

  • there are several off-leash options in town already as well as many off-leash parks located within a reasonable driving distance;
  • there are concerns about the impact of noise, nuisance, safety, health and environmental issues;
  • there would be a negative effect on property values; and
  • it would threaten the quality of life for residents.

The group is pointed in its criticism of the plan, which would add the dog park to the Moore Property off Davis Hill Road.

The pristine, wooded land at the proposed site has not been touched since the town purchased it in 2003.

Under the plan, 56 trees would be cut down to pave a 90-foot driveway and a 15-spot parking lot.

For the actual dog park, a chain link fence would be installed around 5- to 7-acre parcel of the land.

"Weston has other pressing needs to attend to given the current economic climate in CT. This is about 'want' vs 'need'." the group said in a statement.

"The townspeople of Weston have chosen to live here in the remote peace and quiet of its idyllic natural beauty. Please help us keep it that way."

For more Information, click here to visit the group's Facebook page or send an email to: stopwestondogpark@gmail.com.

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