Chief Gary K. Tyler Memorial Bark Park Rules

woman walking with dog
Chief Gary K. Tyler Memorial Bark Park Rules

In the guideline, we ensure you that our dogs are clean and safe and they are given due care for ensuring the safety of all kinds of dogs. It must be in your mind that this park was built for dogs and supposed to be only meant for dogs.

Please visit the park at your own risk and enjoy the features of this park.

The Bark Park is generally open from dawn to dusk and can be visited any time during this time frame.

This park is cleaned by volunteers however it is our humble request you that make the environment of this park neat and clean and try your best to ensure our success.

Take a look on the following prerequisites:
1. Dogs should be accompanied with up to date license along with rabies vaccination.
2. While entering the park, dogs must be leashed.
3. The dogs should not go out of the owners range and should be properly leashed.
4. Smoking and other banal habits are not allowed in the park.
5. Rawhides should be brought to the park as it may result in fighting between the dogs.
6. The dogs should not show aggression to other dogs and all visitors entering the park.
7. Owners should pick up their own dogs not of others.
8. In heat, female dogs are not allowed.
9. Puppies under 5 months of age should not be brought to park as it could be dangerous for them.
10. In the dog run areas, toddlers or brats are not allowed.
11. Do not forget to unpin prong and spike collars from the dogs.

You should visit when there is no crowd in the park. This is suggested to visitors who visit for the very first time. When you come to the park for the first time, ask questions from the people and volunteers regarding their past experience and try to adopt what they recommend.

Though we welcome all children to visit the park yet this is not a child’s park rather dog’s park. So, better to supervise your children responsibly and try to teach them not to play in dog’s play area.

Most of the people fear from other dogs and it is not good to unleash your dog under the view that it is in your voice control. Hence, get your dog leashed all the time.

Do not leave your dog in the park to play with other dogs. Though, it is good but should be done under your own supervision.  When your dog plays with others try to focus what your dogs do and avoid any inconvenience to others.

Try to be a responsible dog owner.  It would be better if you maintain the natural decorum of Bark Park and do not act restlessly.

>Dogs should be prevented from digging holes in the park otherwise owners will fill the holes.

Please do not come bare feet. There are many things in the park which could be dangerous for your feet. Hence avoid coming bare feet.

Do not bring food items either for yourself or for dogs in the park.

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Dog Park renamed in honor of former South Windsor police chief

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Dog Park renamed in honor of former South Windsor police chief
The town Council of South Windsor passed a resolution for changing the name of Bark Park with the name of former police chief who passed away in August 2013.
The Bark Park would be communicated as Chief Gary K. Tyler Memorial Bark Park.

Tyler was a Police chief and prior to his retirement, he served in police department for more than 23 years.  It was Tyler who worked for the residents of South Windsor to create an off-leash dog park and he was supposed to be a man with good nature.

Tyler had died in August and he is remembered for his all good deeds done for the department and for the community.


South Windsor Jaycees present Paws in the Park

two Australian Shepherds play together

South Windsor Jaycees present Paws in the Park
The muggy weather did not prevent the event paws to park to enjoy the dog’s life. This event was sponsored by VCA Animal Hospitals and presented by South Windsor Jaycees. In this event, all the dog owners, dogs and families were invited to visit Rotary Pavilion and Nevers Park for enjoying the colors of Doggy Park.

There were many stalls of different vendors and organizations and they were offering various services in the event. The president of Big Fluffy Dog Rescue said Elizabeth Zaccaro said that “We are a nonprofit organization working for rescuing honorary big dogs from the high shelters of the South and we care the dogs voluntarily unless they are not placed with foster homes”.

The organization took part in this event include Labs4rescue of Killingworth, We Adopt Greyhounds of Glastonbury, D.A.W.G.S. , Disaster and Wilderness Ground Searchers, Inc. etc.  Apart from these organizations, there were many other organizations like rapid response team, local police and fire departments 24/7.

In this event, plenty of contests had been held and demonstration took place throughout the day. The judges of these contests were Beau Berman and Geoff Fox from Fox Connecticut, Jeff Stoecker from NBC Connecticut and Wendy Steele from Country 92.5.

The President of South Windsor Jaycees Paul Petrillo said that “I am really happy that to see the remarkable growth in the event of Paws in the park and it is a very good turnaround”.  He further said that “this event was not only dog friendly but also family friendly. Everyone enjoyed the event to fullest extent and I am happy to see all this”.

Last but not the least, the money earned from this event will benefit South Windsor Bark Park and Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation.