Bark Park Closed Due to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re working hard to do our part and keep the community and its pets safe. Following guidance from the CDC and other experts, the Bark Park is temporarily closed.

Because the CDC is advising there may be a risk that people with COVID-19 could spread the virus to animals, pet owners should limit their pet’s interaction with people outside their household. The CDC further advises that owners walk pets on a leash at least six feet away from others and to avoid public places where large numbers of people gather.

We are monitoring the situation daily and will open the Bark Park to the public as soon as it is safe and possible to do so responsibly.

We appreciate your patience during these unprecedented times.

About the Montgomery County Bark Park

The Bark Park is located at 6794 Webster St. at the corner of Webster St. and Wyse Rd.

-A current dog license is required to use the park.

-Park hours mirror regular Montgomery County Park hours: dawn to dusk.

-Includes canine agility equipment.

-Handicap access.

-Rules and regulations are posted at the Park and available below.

-Encompasses over six acres.

-Next door neighbor to the Animal Resource Center.

The Bark Park was built on a closed landfill and it represents a creative use of land that would otherwise go unused. Originally, the landfill was used to dispose of ash that was generated by the Montgomery County Solid Waste District incinerators when they were in operation. Today, the landfill is closed and is a large hill covered in grass. The large hill is an ideal recreational environment to run your dog.

In keeping with the theme Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, most of the items in the Bark Park are made from recycled products. These recycled plastic items include the agility course, tables, chairs, gazebo, and even the trash cans.

In addition, plastic grocery bags will be reused at the Bark Park as an optional method of waste collection and disposal for dog owners.

Rules at the bark park:

Dogs must be current on their vaccinations

Leash all dogs while entering and exiting.

Owners must be within eyesight and voice control over their pets at all times.

Puppies under 4 months are prohibited, to protect their own health. Maximum of 3 dogs per adult.

All children must be monitored and accompanied by a guardian at all times.

Be prepared to leash your dog immediately if your pet becomes unruly, worrisome to others, aggressive to animals or humans, or displays mounting behavior.

Honor the request of others to leash your pet if asked.

Dogs in heat are not permitted