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Cranbury Park

Located on 227 acres surrounding the historic Gallaher Mansion in Norwalk, CT, Cranbury Park offers some dog-friendly areas on the property for pups to run off leash. Dogs are also allowed on the trails and in the orchard, but they're not permitted on the Great Lawn or near the mansion, playground or pavilion. Please note a parking fee may apply when visiting. Visit Website

Or call (203) 854-7806 or email info@friendsofcranburypark.org for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Cranbury Park has received a rating of 3.7 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Kim
    Aug 5, 2023
    Great off leash spot

    After a LONG day of traveling, this was a great spot to get the zoomies out! Parking fee ($10.50) was well worth it.

  • Maggie
    May 16, 2023
    10.50 charge for parking

    I took my dog here for a romp on 05/16/2023 but as of 05/15/2023 there is a $10.50 charge, or buy a season pass. hard pass

  • Ruth
    Nov 20, 2022
    Great park!

    plenty of land and well behaved dogs for my pup to play with. found this park close to RT 15 when we got stuck in traffic and needed a walk. I wish there were more places like this one!

  • Robert
    Aug 27, 2019
    Great Park!

    Of the three dog parks in the immediate area that I’ve been to I’ve found this one is the best. It has a huge open for the dogs to run and play, lots of trails to hike and squirrels to chase. Unlike many other “dog parks” it’s really a dog friendly park, kind of like a big Winslow park, in Westport. So there’s no fence. The upside is the people who come here actually have to pay attention and have a good command of their dogs. This factor is the #1 reason I love this park and others like it. (Unfenced)
    They also have a large frisbee golf course a large pavilion area (no dogs) and an open green (also no dogs)

  • Frank
    More than a year ago
    Great place for dogs (and owners)

    The park is really nice with plenty of trails. As correctly pointed out unless you are resident you pay a fee. That only applies between April 15 and later fall. There is a water fountain for both dogs and owners fairy close to the parking. Doggie bags are placed on several spots more on voluntary bases. Please clean up after your dog as you will notice there are some irresponsible dog owners. We visit the park almost daily. The dog loves it. Keep an eye for ticks.

  • Linda Lambert
    More than a year ago
    No longer "Free"

    One must have Norwalk proof of residence when entering/ a beach park sticker or you will be charged $5. It is a nice place, but quite a few residents that come to walk without dogs, Bicycles, and watch out for the Frisbee Golfers, who will pitch Frisbees at their goals in the woods where you walk. I have known a dog and two people who have been hit in the head...if you have a large breed dog, make sure it is under good voice control, for people who do not like friendly dogs or have smaller dogs they are walking. Dogs are not allowed in the main field or on the playground, and watch out for the weddings, which may be taking place at the Tea house, next to the trails....there are no fences either, not truly a "Dog park" and Coyotes have been spotted frequently.

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