Work is underway to create a dog park, the first of its kind for the town, at Bauer Park, according to an article in The New Haven Register.
Already, in the area, there are dog meet-ups, where dog owners can go to designated locations, and let their pets romp off-lease, but this would be the first time that an area would be designated in town to allow pets to run off-leash legally. Last year, the town revised its ordinances to make leash laws more clear and to help keep dogs off of town beaches and out of town park picnic areas.
Linda La Bella Paré, a Madison Patch reader, said on Facebook that her family frequented a dog park in Middlefield last summer. "It is really nice because they have two separate areas, one for smaller dogs and one for larger dogs. It is up in the woods around Lake Beseck," she said. "They have water for the dogs too.It actually started out as a boy scout project. Maybe we can do that and look at some of the fundraising they did. http://middlefielddogpark.com/Facts.aspx."
To find out how to get involved with the Madison dog park project and help, call 203-245-5613.