Watson Upper Valley Dog Park is a place for dog owners and their canine companions. Please take a moment to review the park regulations before entering; they are the key to making the dog park experience safe and enjoyable for everyone.  


USERS OF THE PARK DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK.

THE TOWN OF HARTFORD WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY ANY DOG OR PERSON IN THE PARK


NOTE: Town of Hartford Park Ordinance now has a leash law - all dogs in Town of Hartford Parks must be on a leash.

The dog park is exempt from this law as it is a fenced in, off leash area.  Dogs swimming in the river do not have to be on a leash.


CHILDREN - DOG PARKS ARE NOT PLAYGROUNDS FOR CHILDREN

Children under 8 are not permitted in the park. Older children must be supervised by an adult at all times.  
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NO: Food, Smoking, Alcohol or Drinks in Glass Containers Allowed in the Dog Park




DOG RULES

  • DOGS UNDER 30 POUNDS BELONG IN THE SMALL DOG PARK
  • NO AGGRESSIVE DOGS ALLOWED *
  • No dogs under four months of age, in heat or not in good health
  • No dogs with prong, spike or choke collars allowed
  • Dogs must wear a current dog license and rabies tag 

* If your dog is being a "bully" and causing other dogs to run away from, hide from or snap at them, you should remove your dog from the park.  


​​DOG OWNER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Immediately clean up and dispose of dog feces: "SCOOP THE POOP"
  • At FIRST SIGN of any AGGRESSION, please leash and remove your dog from the park
  • Keep your dog in sight and maintain reasonable control at all times
  • Carry a leash for each dog at all times in the park
  • Maximum of TWO dogs per owner
  • Leash your dog to and from car to entrance for "safety reasons"
  • Close dog gates behind you as you enter and leave 


Emergency/Difficult issues: Call Police 911    :   Animal Control Officer: 802-295-9425


Emergency/General Maintenance: Call Hartford P & R Dept - 802-295-5036

Town park ordinances apply - Hartford Parks & Recreation Department


Rules and Regulations

Watson Upper Valley Dog Park 

Park Rules & Regulations