Three dogs playing in a dog park that includes tunnels, logs and turf.
Park Amenity


Discover a oneofakind dog park and play space divided into two sections one for the “biggies” and one for the “smalls.The Barkyard is a place to let your pup run free and connect with other dog lovers in your community.

Natural Shade
Multiple Types of Ground Coverings
Small Hills
“Fallen” Logs
Interactive Water Features

Basic Etiquette, Guidelines and Tips

  • The Barkyard is closed the second Wednesday of each month from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. for routine maintenance.
  • Keep walking or playing- this helps keep the off-leash area “neutral” territory for all.
  • Keep your dog on leash until you enter the off-leash areas, and carry a leash on you for each dog at all times while in the park.
  • Be aware that dogs have different play styles. Talk to your veterinarian, talk to other park users and educate yourself on dog behavior.
  • Ensure each gate closes behind you before you enter the next one. 
  • Do not bring a dog with a known history of biting or fighting.
  • You must have an annual membership or day pass to use the Barkyard. Buy Your Dog Park Pass online or at the Park’s Guest Services.
  • To ensure everyone enjoys this dog park to the fullest please check out the Barkyard Rules here.

Scenes from the Barkyard

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