Southington Dog Park
Mill Street, Southington
|HOURS:||Daily, Dawn until 9:00 PM|
Southington Highway & Parks Department (General Inquiries)
Southington Animal Control / Police Dept. (Accidents/Aggressive Behavior)
The Southington Dog Park is a fenced-in public area on Mill Street where dogs can legally run off-leash and play with other dogs under the supervision of their companions. The park is accessed through a double-gated entrance where you unleash your dog after the first gate is closed and before you open the second gate to enter. There is a separate fenced area that may be used for small or timid dogs, dogs that need a time-out, or a place for dogs to get acclimated to the park.
RULES & REGULATIONS
The Town of Southington is not responsible and shall have no liability for the acts or omissions of individuals or their animals that utilize the Dog Park. You are liable for any injury or damage caused by your animal.
- Dogs must have a valid license and be current on their immunizations. The license tag must be visible.
- Carry a leash at all times. Leash your dog when entering and exiting the Dog Park and immediately upon any sign of aggression or bad conduct of your dog.
- Keep your dog within view and under voice control at all times.
- Clean up after your dog and dispose of waste by properly using the appropriate waste receptacles.
- Immediately fill in any holes your dog digs.
- Aggressive dogs, female dogs in season (heat), dogs younger than 4 months of age and sick or injured dogs are not allowed in the park.
- For health and safety reasons, children under 12 years of age are not allowed inside the fenced area.
- Smoking is prohibited.
- Food is not permitted inside the park. This means no treats!
- Spiked, pronged, choke or training collars are not allowed.
- Be responsible and courteous to others.
FIRST TIME USERS OF THE PARK
- It is helpful to visit the park on your first visit without your dog to familiarize yourself with the park.
- Your dog's first few visits work out best when the park is not busy.
- The smaller fenced area is for smaller or timid dogs; it can also be used as a "time out" area for over-excited dogs (if it's empty) or it can be used as an entrance to the large area to avoid the sometimes rambunctious "welcoming committee"!
- If using the large area, unleash your dog inside the fenced-in entrance area after the first gate is closed and before you open the second gate to enter the Dog Park.
- Be considerate of other park users. Don't let your dog bother others enjoying the park.
- Do not feed the dogs in or near the Dog Park. This means no treats!
- Keep your dog in sight at all times. Be aware of what he or she is doing. Anticipate potential problems. It is easier to stop a problem from happening than deal with it after it's occurred.
- Remove your dog from the park if he or she becomes aggressive.
- Please keep the gates closed at all times.