The Winslow Park Off-Leash Dog Area is a dog park in Westport, Connecticut. The area of the Winslow Park where dogs are permitted to be exercised off-leash is located on the north side and is easily accessible from the park entrance on Compton Road.
If pet owners are arriving in a vehicle to this off-leash dog park in Westport, there is parking available by the entrance on Compton Road or in the parking lot to the rear of the Westport County Playhouse which is a short distance away. The off-leash zone of Winslow Park is a pup's dream of paradise turned into a reality.
Here at the Winslow Park Off-Leash Dog Area dogs can run and explore to their heart's content. There are vast spreads of fields and meadows, flat areas, hilly areas and woodland with hiking trails. Energetic pup owners be prepared and wear some comfortable shoes, there's basically never-ending space here, and any dog will be reluctant to leave and go home.
Just to be on the safe side, dogs do need to be trained to respond to voice command before using the dog park as there's lots of scope for them to get distracted, run off and disappear. There is only one water fountain and poop waste station which is located at the entrance to the park. So if the plan is to spend any length of time here during warm weather, a dog is bound to get thirsty, so carrying some water is essential.
Pet owners need to have poop bags on their person too. It's way too far to walk back and get some, which is no excuse for leaving pet poop laying around. It all has to be removed, bagged and thrown in the trash when leaving the off-leash area. Any violation of the off-leash area rules, including not carry their dog's leash in their hand, can land pet owners with a hefty $77 fine.