Our Address:

21 Old Farm Rd,
Newtown, CT
06470


  Howloween 2014

HOWL-O-WEEN 2014 It's a DOG PARTY!


 

"Fairy Tales Do Come True"

JOIN US AT PARK AND BARK
OCT. 18, 11 AM
Contests and Games for you and your dog!
$5 per dog admission.

COSTUME CONTESTS: Grand Prize to Best in Show!

RELAY RACE – HOT DOG TOSS

and our AWESOME   HAYSTACK HUNT!




 

Strutt Your Mutt 2014


Strutt Your Mutt Poster

We Are Finally Open!


Muttley Crew

Friends of Newtown Park and Bark is proud to announce the official openeing of the Newtown Park and Bark!

Please come by any time between sunrise and sunset. Bring your dog(s) and let them run free on the grassy hill or test their skills on the agility course. We ask that all dogs be at least 4 months old and friendly to other humans and their pets.

 

Click Here for more information!

 

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE DOG
(OR DOG LOVER) IN YOUR LIFE!

 

Friends of Newtown Park and Bark has kicked off its "Buy-a-Brick Campaign" to add the special finishing touch of a brick walkway to Newtown’s much needed and eagerly anticipated off-leash dog park.

Buy a brick on-line; have it engraved and dedicate your purchase in honor/memory of a special pet or person. Or just leave your mark and make a fun statement that declares your love of animals and support for our mission.


Bricks Example

Brick Example

Personalize your own 4x8 or 8x8 inch brick with your dog's name, your family's name—get creative! You can even include a paw print on your brick.


Order yours now via Paypal!

Bricks will be delivered and installed during construction by Parks and Recreation.

For more information contact us at FriendsofNewtownParkandBark@gmail.com


 
 

 

December 14, 2013

 

The dog park has its own special angel. 

Newtown Park and Bark is honored to have been chosen for contributions made in the memory of Olivia Rose Engel.

We wish to say thank-you  to those who have donated over the past year. Your kind words of support have all been shared with her family.

Olivia’s family will be installing a permanent memorial sometime in 2014 at the dog park. As we mark to this solemn anniversary we want to remind you that “As a dog brings joy to our lives, Olivia will continue to bring joy to this community.”

Visit  OLIVIA’s JOY on our website, you are welcome to share a photo of your pet who brings you joy!

 

Completion of Park and Bark by the Newtown Parks and Recreation Department is near completion.

To learn more about Park and Bark and our upcoming activities sign up for our newsletter

 

Remember to take the time to 

 

Paws -- Reflect -- Connect

 

 

 

 

October 8, 2013

JOIN US!!!   for four legged furry fun!!!

October 26th,   at  FFH

(Keatings and Simpson)

1PM to 3PM

 

 Howl-o-ween 2013

COSTUME CONTESTS: Grand Prize to Best in Show!

RELAY RACE – HOT DOG TOSS – TIC TAC PAW

and our AWESOME   HAYSTACK HUNT!

 

Refreshments for people and their pups!

$5 / dog   all proceeds go to maintenance of

Newtown Park and Bark

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please let us know if you can help

 

email:  friendsofnewtownparkandbark@gmail.com

 

 


 

 

 

 

August 25, 2013

Our dogs walking in the 2012 parade

JOIN US!  

Our fourth year walking

in the 

52nd Annual Newtown Labor Day Parade

 

 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Please confirm our meeting spot at

The Bee or the Parade site.

9:30 am, bring your water and bags.

 

First twenty dogs to show up will receive

a Park and Bark bandanna!

Walkers, wear your P&B tees.

 

SEE YOU THERE!!!

 

And don't forget there will be food and fun

at the Midddle School  LABOR DAY FAIR!

 
 

 

Paws, Connect, Reflect, a memo0ry of the love of Newtown


May 18, 2013

Thank-You to everyone who joined us for Strutt Your Mutt! 2013

 

For more photos of the event, visit our facebook page

 

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February 14, 2013

 

Friends of Park and Bark welcome you to share the JOY of your pet

by sending us a few words and an image to post on our new feature page

Olivia’s JOY.

 

In honor of Olivia Rose Engel; share what makes you smile.

 

January 14, 2013:

 

The Friends of Newtown Park and Bark and the Parks and Recreation Dept. of Newtown would like to acknowledge the heartfelt responses and generous donations made by so many in honor of Olivia Rose Engel. We are truly honored and deeply touched by the decision of Olivia’s family to support our efforts in this way. We will strive to honor Olivia's joyful and caring nature with a thoughtful use of the donations, which we will share at a later date. 

 

The Friends of Newtown Park and Bark

 

Find out how you can share in Olivia's love of dogs with all of us on February 14, 2013 by returning to our web page or visiting us on Facebook.

 

Who We Are: We are a volunteer group of Newtown resident dog-lovers, who have joined forces in order to establish an official off-leash dog park here in town.  The town has agreed to provide a piece of land if we can raise the necessary funds to construct a park.  Our responsibilities include marketing, fundraising, park design, establishing park rules, and advocating among the necessary town committees and constituents impacted by this project.

Mission & Vision: Our goal is to raise funds through grants and donations in order to pay for construction materials and ongoing maintenance of the park. We envision two separate fenced areas for small (or older) dogs and for larger dogs to play; year-round drinking water; agility course elements; park benches and a memorial garden where residents can create a lasting tribute to beloved companion animals.

 


 
December 9, 2012   11AM to 3 PM
Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa
 


 


Estimated time of Dog Park Opening: Late 2013

 

Dog Park

 

Friends of Park and Bark met at the site of the future dog park with John Moore, Parks Operation Supervisor for the Town of Newtown to review the existing plot map and questions regarding fencing, seeding, elevations, parking and park opening. If you happen to visit the new Animal Care Center on Old Farms Road you will see the dog park map.  Imagine all the dogs playing, rain, snow or sun. If we build it they will come!

 

 


 

 

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Photos from Past Events:

>Labor Day Parade


> Strutt Your Mutt!


>Dinner for the Dogs

 


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