Parks & Recreation Committee Makes Recommendations

At the February 2, 2017 Parks & Recreation Committee meeting the Site Vetting ‘Final Report’ published by the Town of Stratford Dog Park Subcommittee was reviewed and discussed.

The P&R Committee motioned to send the entire report forward to the Town Council for their review.

Additionally, the P&R Committee made ‘Favorable Recommendations’ for 2 of the sites that the Dog Park Subcommittees Final Report listed as potentially viable locations, Longbrook Park & Roosevelt Forest.

Whatever your opinion on these sites we encourage ALL residents to both e-mail their Town Council representative (contact info here:…/39832/43487/43499.aspx) AND attend the Town Council Public Forum on TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14th to speak directly to the 10 Town Councilors who will be voting on the location of the dog park!

Public Forum begins at 6:45pm so please arrive early and sign up to speak.

We understand this meeting and vote will be taking place on Valentine’s Day and that it’s a lot to ask of residents to spend their holiday this way, but, if having a dog park in Stratford is important to you, and/or if where specifically it goes is important to you, this is, in all honestly as we see it, the last opportunity to be heard!

Many thanks to everyone for their continued support and we look forward to seeing you on 2/14 at Town Hall!


Full Parks & Recreation Committee meeting minutes are available here:

Dog Park Subcommittee Publishes Final Site Vetting Report

The Final Site Vetting Report of the  Town of Stratford Dog Park Subcommittee has been published!

Click HERE to read the report!

The Stratford Dog Park Action Committee is PROUD to have been a part of this process and sincerely thanks the members of the Dog Park Subcommittee, the members of the Parks & Recreation Committee (past and present!), all the members of the various committees and commissions who have shared their input (past and present!), all the Town of Stratford employees who contributed valuable information from their various departments, members of the Town Council (past and present!), Mayor John Harkins, and most importantly YOU, the great people of this community, who have followed and supported this project for so long!

We hope that everyone who is interested in the outcome of the dog park project takes the time to review the Subcommittees Final Report as it contains A LOT of information on not only the sites deemed potentially viable but also on ALL of the others that were reviewed, the process that was followed and a history of all the work done on the project over the last 10 years by so many of your neighbors.

As always if there are any questions, comments or concerns we welcome them! Message us on Facebook @StratfordCTdogpark, email or tweet us @dogpark06614!

–> The next step in the process is a review of this report by the Town of Stratford Parks & Recreation Committee which is expected to occur Thursday February 2nd 2017 at 7pm in room 213 of the Town of Stratford Town Hall. – all are invited and welcome to attend!


Public Forum – Thank You For Your Input!

The Stratford Dog Park Action Committee would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Dog Park Site Selection Public Forum!

It is our sincere hope that the Town Council will STRONGLY weigh the insights provided by all the residents who spoke on behalf of their neighborhoods, organizations and dogs 🙂 when they are tasked with making a site determination for the Stratford Dog Park.

If anyone was unable to attend, or did but chose not to speak, and would like their opinion added to the public record please send an email, with your name and home address, included to the Dog Park Subcommittee at

You can watch the recording of the meeting on YouTube – Stratford Dog Park Public Forum 01/12/2017

Also, if you have not yet taken our online poll, please do so as it will remain open until January 20th @11:59pm.

Again, thank you all for your input!

What’s Your Opinion??

Where do YOU – the people who will be using the dog park – think it should be located?

Click here to take our online poll and please join us and voice your opinion at the Town of Stratford Dog Park Subcommittee Public Forum on January 12th, 2017 at 7pm in Council Chambers on the second floor of Town Hall, 2725 Main Street, Stratford CT 06615.

Public Forum 1.12.17

There are 7 sites at 5 locations that are under consideration for the Stratford Dog Park.

Boothe Memorial Park (2 sites)

Great Meadows Park

Longbrook Park (2 sites)

Roosevelt Forest

Short Beach

Click here to view maps of each site