Newtown Park and Bark

  • Howl-O-Ween Had Dozens Of Costumed Canines Romping At Dog Park

    Okie, a fluffy white Bichon Frise owned by Jody Ferraro, took the “Best in Show” honors at the town’s Sixth Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Party on Halloween. Okie was costumed as a pimp riding in a purple Cadillac with zebra-stripe trim. 

  • 'Howl-O-Ween' Canine Costume Party This Saturday

    Therea Viesto helped Fantasia, who was for sale at Mount Pleasant Hospital for Animals, with her costume at the 2013 “Howl-o-ween” event held to benefit Newtown Park and Bark.

  • ‘Warm’ Sunday Prompts A Day Outdoors

    Dog owners perched at the top of a sloping hill at Newtown’s Park and Bark stand relaxed in Sunday’s surprise warmth. More than 40 degrees warmer that the minus seven degrees of two nights previous, pet owners were among many people stepping outside to soak in the sunlight Sunday.

  • Strutt Your Mutt At New Location This Year

    Friends of Park and Bark are preparing for the Fifth Annual Strutt Your Mutt Dog Walk, scheduled for Saturday, May 31, at 11 am. This year’s event will be at the recently opened dog park on Old Farm Road.

    After years of fundraising for the dog park and the event being held at Fairfield Hills, this year’s event represents a new location for the fundraiser.

  • Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening Planned: Off-Leash Dog Park To Open May 3

    May 3 will bring good news for dog lovers.

    On that day at 11 am, Newtown’s off-leash dog park will celebrate its grand opening and ribbon cutting at the recently constructed facility on Old Farm Road below the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard facility. The park will not be open to the public until then.

    Based on the feedback she has heard from the public, Assistant Director of Recreation RoseAnn Reggiano said, “People can’t wait. Cannot wait.”

  • Friends Of Dog Park Launch Brick Campaign

    “Leave your mark” on the Newtown Park and Bark dog park, is the message from park friends.

  • ‘Howl-O-Ween’ Party Held To Benefit Newtown Park And Bark

    As volunteers put the final touches on a hay-hunt, other helpers at the Saturday, October 26, “Howl-o-ween” canine costume party readied additional stations. The family event was sponsored by Newtown Parks and Recreation, and benefited the Friends of Newtown Park and Back and was held on the Fairfield Hills Campus.

    Activities included a relay race, a haystack treasure hunt, a hot dog toss, and a “tic-tac-paw.”