EASTON, Conn. — Looking for a new spot for canine fun and games? Hoping for your pet to meet some new pooches?
The Easton Dog Park, a cooperative project between dog lovers and the Easton Parks and Recreation Department, has opened for business, the town of Easton announced.
There is no annual fee to use the dog park; however, each community member is asked to care for the dog park and to observe the rules. The dog park will remain open as long as the user community respects the posted rules.
The park is tucked away near the center of town. Punch the address 360 Sport Hill Road, Easton, into the GPS.
Turn by the tennis courts on Sport Hill Road, follow the curving road toward Helen Keller Middle School. But just before the middle school, make the first left. The Easton Dog Park is on the left, with the parking lot on the right.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset.
Here are the rules, according to the Town of Easton:
- Dogs must not be left unattended. Park users and dog owners/attendants assume all risks and responsibilities in using the dog park.
- Users are limited to two dogs per person.
- Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All dogs must have valid rabies vaccinations. Dogs over 6 months of age must wear tag and license on collar.
- Females in heat, sick dogs, aggressive dogs, and dogs under 4 months of age are not allowed.
- Dogs must be on a leash when entering and exiting the off-leash area.
- Dogs displaying aggressive or dangerous behavior must be immediately leashed and removed from the park.
- Attendants must keep the leash in hand for each dog at all times.
- Choke, prong, pinch, spiked, and electronic collars must be removed when a 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 dogs.
- Animals 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.
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