Danbury's off-leash dog park is set to open next summer. All of the necessary approvals have been secured. The fenced in park will be on four acres of land off Miry Brook Road. Mayor Mark Boughton says the only restriction is that dogs are licensed.
Boughton says they need to hit the spring growing season for the rest of the work, because the plan calls for cleaning out the undergrowth and planting grass seed. But he says they likely can't get that to grow until springtime.
The park will be for daytime use only and have limited parking. No one will be staffing the park.
A sign will be posted saying that aggressive dogs are not allowed. An aggressive or vicious dog ordinance is being studied by a committee of the City Council.