Bark Park

Author:

Loni McCloudAdministrative AssistantParks & Recreation

Summary:

A safe off-leash park for dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Last Updated:

11/19/2014

The Bark Park is located on Palo Verde Street just west of Pacific Avenue in Yuma and is over three acres in size. It was designed to provided a safe, contained area for dogs and their owners to play and to socialize.

Hours of Operation

The Bark Park is open seven days a week: Wednesday through Monday from dawn to 9 p.m. and closed on Tuesday's from dawn to 3:00 p.m. for maintenance.

Proposed site of Yuma's first dog park. Proposed site of Yuma's first dog park.

Rules of the Bark Park

  • The Bark Park is an off-leash dog park.
  • Park users and dog owners assume all risk related to park use.
  • No skateboards, bicycles or roller-skates allowed in the park.
  • Owners must remain with dogs and carry a leash in the park.
  • Owners must "scoop the poop." It is required to immediately pick up feces by using the plastic bags and garbage receptacles provided.
  • Dogs must be licensed and have current vaccinations.
  • Dogs must be removed at first sign of aggression.
  • Dogs must be wearing a collar with identification, and a pet license.
  • Puppies under four months are prohibited.
  • Dogs in heat are prohibited.
  • It is recommended that dogs be spayed/neutered. Official dog park logo.
  • Dog handlers must be 14 years or older.
  • Limit two dogs per handler.
  • Children under the age of 6 are not permitted due to health and safety issues. ALL children must be supervised carefully.
  • Dogs must be leashed prior to entering and upon leaving the fenced area.
  • Hole digging is prohibited.
  • No pronged training collars.
  • No animals other than dogs permitted.
  • Professional dog trainers are not permitted to conduct business in the Bark Park without permit.
  • No glass containers of any kind are permitted.
  • Never allow your dog to chase children or others.
  • "One Gulp" dog treats are permitted. No bones or chew treats.
  • No food or smoking allowed in Dog Park.
  • It is unlawful to abandon an animal in the State of Arizona (ARS 13-2910.A1).

For More Information

If you have questions or require more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Office.

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