There is no water provided at this dog park, so be sure to bring your own. Great tall trees line the park and offer a great deal of shade throughout much of the day. Doggie bags are available, and a garbage can is placed at the entrance to the dog park. There are also no public restrooms available here.
There are reports of a broken fence at this park as well as a history of poor maintenance. These grounds are not well kept by the city, and the community around the dog park often ask for volunteers or donations to maintain or clean up the dog park. There are also some wooden agility equipment features at this location.
That being said there is not enough space for a more massive canine to get in a good bit of exercise. It is also a co-mingled dog park. Both large and small canines share the same area. The ground here is mulch which helps prevent your canine from getting too dirty from the dirt ground. After a decent rainfall this area turns to a good bit of mud, however, so expect your canine to return quite dirty.
Overall, the Branford Dog Park is very close to the interstate and makes for a great stop during any travels along that route. Locals and residents of the area may wish to visit a few of the more beautiful parks in Connecticut, but this is a pretty unbeatable stop for those travelers without a ton of time to spend.