Starr Farm Park is a newer addition to the Burlington park system. The park has athletic fields and a large dog park with agility great. The park is bisected by the Burlington Bike Path. Parking and portable rest rooms are available. There are swings for kids, and a community garden is underway.
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Mills Riverside Park is more than 200 acres of meadow and wooded hillside with a stunning view of Mount. Mansfield and six miles of trail for non-motorized recreation, year round. Dogs are welcome at the park. They must be leashed in all areas including the parking lot and the trails, except for the designated off-leash area where they may run free. Swimming and water play in the Browns River is accessible from the off-leash area. The park offers four dispensers of doggie bags and three receptacles for the easy clean up of dog waste.
The off-leash area is not a dog park. It encompasses acres of unfenced open land bounded by the Browns River and steep, forested terrain as another. Signs indicate the off-leash area. Dog owners must control dogs for the safety of all park visitors. Owners are strictly liable for their pet’s behavior. Dogs must remain on park property and not bother neighboring farm animals.
Essex Dog Park
111 West StreetEssex Junction, VTPhone: 802-878-1375
This fenced dog park on state land is 150 feet by 250 feet, almost one acre, with an auxiliary training area of 40 feet by 60 feet. There are 16 parking spaces. Email: email@example.com.
Hours: Year-round; 7 a.m.-9p.m.
Rules: Please pick up after your dog and fill in holes that your dog digs. Trash receptacles are for dog waste only. Please take your human waste with you. You are responsible for your dog’s behavior; control aggressive behavior or remove your dog.