Bristol Field was once a logging region owned and operated by two local companies. As these organizations slowly began to shrink throughout the 1980s and 90s, locals began walking their dogs through the area, as the location being cleared of trees made a perfect field for play.
The land was officially donated for a dog area in 2003 when these companies closed, after which time guests have been bringing their dogs for some off-leash enjoyment on a regular basis. Bristol Field lies partially on sloping hill, which makes a great place to play fetch with your dog while they burn off that endless canine energy.
Several newly planted trees line the paved walkway that splits this park into two sections while offering some great shady spots if your canine works up a sweat. If our canine is more of a water fan, there's a small splash pad located just near the entrance of the park.
During the summer months, there are often kiddie pools free for guests to use with their dogs at Bristol Field, although these are first come, first serve. You're always welcome to bring additional toys in case the park's limited offers to provide the right kinds of stimulation.
In 2004 the local SPCA started funding grooming of these park grounds in addition to the "tennis ball rescue," which allows guests to swap out their destroyed play balls for fresh ones. Since the SPCA got involved, the story portions of the area have been covered with fresh sod, enhancing this park's appeal even more.
While being able to get your dog off of their leash is a wonderful feeling, owners should still keep a watchful eye over any developing situations when taking your dog to interact with other canines. If you want to get out and get some exercise for both you and your dog, try Bristol Field in Bristol, Connecticut.