The Friends of the Litchfield Dog Park presented its plan for a dog park on the lot behind Town Hall to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday.
Selectmen welcomed the proposal and plan to hold a public hearing at which residents can provide input on the idea submitted to the board by Friends of the Litchfield Dog Park representative Stephanie Weaver of Litchfield.
Weaver, a dog owner, was joined at the meeting by Friends of the Litchfield Dog Park founder Rose Blondin Shea. The organization is a nonprofit and would raise money through private donations and grants to pay for the fencing that would surround the park, according to Weaver.
Several sites in town were considered, Weaver said, but Town Hall lot won out because of its central location.
Friends of the Litchfield Dog Park would also maintain the park and envisions sharing the responsibility in a partnership with the town, Weaver said.
The park would include fenced areas for large dogs and small dogs, Weaver said. Friends of the Litchfield Dog Park would provide liability insurance.