John Rich – Rest in Peace Friend

It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of John Rich.

John was a supporter and advocate for the establishment of a dog park in Stratford for more than a decade and despite all the hurdles and setbacks he never lost hope.

While we are deeply saddened that he won’t be able to see the dream realized, we hope he can rest in peace knowing that his hard work and passion for the project contributed to it’s impending completion in a big, big way.

We would like to send our deepest condolences to his family and many friends.

John will be greatly missed and the positive effect he had on the lives of many and our community as a whole will not be forgotten!

The Stratford Dog Park Action Committee

Stratford’s John Rich, ‘Hero To Canines,’ Dies At 56, Stratford Daily Voice, January 30, 2018

Services for John Rich, 56, of Stratford, Stratford Star, January 29, 2018

John Rich, 56, champion of town’s dog park, dies, Connecticut Post, January 29, 2018

John Rich dies, Stratford Star, January 26, 2018

Obituary & Service Details, William R McDonald Funeral Home

Obituary, Connecticut Post, January 28, 2018

Street Art coming to Jared’s Dog Park


Very happy to share the newest addition to the design plan for Jared’s Dog Park!!

The ‘In the Doghouse’ lighthouse, created by the talented Lisa Hernandez, as part of Stratford Light the Way: The Lighthouse Tour 2017, will soon have a permanent home at the dog park in Stratford’s beautiful Roosevelt Forest!

Thank you Stratford Arts Commission and everyone who helped make this happen!!