Date Of Visit: September 10, 2017
Location: Salmon Brook Park, 215 Salmon Brook Street Granby, CT (20 minutes northwest of Hartford, CT)
Hours: open daily, sunrise to sunset
Parking: There are several parking areas. The best place to park for the dog park is behind the big soccer field at the end of the road at the main entrance.
Highlights: table, chairs and bench, 1 acre for the dogs to play in, water source, two entrances/exits, double gated entrance
Website: Granby D.O.G.G.S. Park
- each visitor is allowed to bring 3 dogs each visit
- No children under 8 are allowed in the dog park
- The dog park is located in Salmon Brook Park
The D.O.G.G.S. part of Granby D.O.G.G.S. Park may stand for Dog Owners of Granby Getting Social. But, it seems like the dogs that tend to get social there!
The one acre park, which has been open since November of 2005, has tables, chairs and a bench for dog sitter and guardians to sit and lovingly watch their dogs. The park also has toys and a water source. While dogs are allowed off leach at the park, they must be able to follow voice commands.
The large park, which has mulch over most of the park, gives dogs of all shapes and sizes lots of room to roam and chase each other and trees to play hide and seek.
During my visit to the dog park, there was a “Canine Swim” fund raiser at the pond in Salmon Brook Park, just a short walk from the dog park.
A $10 fee was charged for each dog that wanted to play in the water at the pond. The funds were being raised to put toward maintenance of the dog park.
The dogs loved running around and into the pond.
Some of the many beautiful dogs I met at the dog park and fundraiser are shown below:
Roxy is a 12 year old mixed breed. She is a therapy dog who likes to visit children, the elderly and anyone else who needs a little “dog therapy.”
Cooper is a 7 month old Boston Terrier. Cooper has complete heterochromia; he has two different colored eyes (his left eye is blue, his right eye is brown).
Gabe is a Great Pyrenees. His guardian wasn’t sure what his age was exactly. He and his parents found him on the side of the road and decided to take him in.
Heidi is an 8 year old Golden Retriever. She loves to “retrieve”. Get it!?
Molly the is a 5 year old Collie.
The aptly named Bear is a one and half year old Newfoundland.
From left to right, Ruby (named after Ruby Tuesday) is a 3 year old Saint Bernard. Her brother, Ollie (named after Olive Garden) is a 2 year old Saint Bernard. Anybody else getting hungry for lunch?
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Today’s featured link is a blog post by Out And About Mom about Salmon Brook Park, where the dog park is located. I have featured Out And About Mom on my blog before. She tends to blog about Connecticut attractions exclusively and she does a great job in her posts. Her post about the playground area at the park can be found here.