NEWINGTON â€“ Dog owners and dog lovers: this oneâ€™s for you.
The Town of Newington is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Newington Dog Park on Tuesday, Sept. 13 beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Newington Parks and Recreation staff, Mayor Beth DelBuono, Town Manager Keith Chapman, members of the Town Council and members of the townâ€™s Parks and Recreation Board will all be present.
The first 25 dogs to arrive will receive complimentary whipped cream â€śpup cups.â€ť
There will also be raffles, refreshments and music.
The new park is located on John H. Stewart Drive, across from Hartford Healthcareâ€™s Jefferson House. HHC donated use of the land for the dog park to the town at a lease of $1 per year.
Stonehenge Landscaping, the New Britain Fence Company and Laydon Construction contributed in-kind donations to build the fenced-in park.
There are two separate areas for large and small dogs.
Visiting dog owners must be able to provide proof of up-to-date rabies vaccinations and their dog license. They should also bring water for their dogs to drink and bags to discard waste.
Erica Drzewiecki can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.