Park Rules and Regulations

The Town of Simsbury or the Paw Meadow Dog Park Committee is not responsible and shall have no liability for the acts or omissions of individuals or their animals that use the park.  Owners are liable for any injury or damage caused by their dog(s).  Owners and their canines enter at their own risk.  Paw Meadow Dog Park is on property owned by the Town of Simsbury and managed by volunteers.  Please be courteous, responsible and obey park rules at all times.

  • The Park is open from Sunrise to Sunset.  The Park is subject to closure before and during band shell use and for maintenance or repairs.  Closures will be posted.
  • All dogs must be licensed and wear a current license tag.  State law requires that dogs be licensed each year during the month of June and requires proof of current rabies shots.
  • Prohibited: animals other than dogs, aggressive dogs, female dogs in heat, dogs younger than 4 months, sick dogs and non-neutered male dogs older than 6 months.
  • No smoking, food or beverages (except water), bicycles or other sports equipment.
  • Carry a leash at all times.  Dogs must be on leash when entering and exiting the park and immediately upon any sign of aggression.  Remove and reattach the leash inside the gated transition area.  Do not allow your dog to crowd the gated transition area.  Enter and exit one animal at a time.  Choke, pinch, prong and spike collars must be removed before entering the park.
  • Owners of aggressive dog(s) will be required to remove their dog(s).
  • Dogs must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age.  No more than 3 dogs per adult.  Keep your dog(s) in view and under voice control.  Never leave any dog(s) unattended.  You must be in the area your dog(s) is/are utilizing.
  • Do not bring toys or balls from home.  The Park will provide toys to share.
  • No children under the age of 8 allowed in the park.  Children over the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.  Never allow children to run in the park.
  • Do not climb fences or gates.
  • No dog(s) over 25 lbs. allowed in the small dog area.
  • Clean up after your dog anywhere within the park and outside the off-leash area.  Dispose of waste in the on-site receptacle.  Immediately fill any holes your dog digs.
  • If a dog bites a human, immediately contact Simsbury Animal Control at (860) 658-3100 and seek medical attention.
  • Questions?  Call Paw Meadow Dog Park Committee at (860) 578-4PAW (4729) and leave a message or email us at

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